Project Description

People turn to social media for social support for healthy eating and food suggestions. Research has shown how people track eating habits by posting food pictures on Instagram and searching for healthy eating information on Facebook. Teenagers (age 10-19), now approximately Gen Z (born between 2000-2010)often adopt food practices and culture through a variety of social media platforms, using multimedia, such as photos, stickers, and short video clips, as forms of food content sharing. Understanding why and how teenagers use these platforms for food-related content could potentially inform healthy habit formation and education.

Technology or Computational Component

The project is set out to examine how teenagers use social media platforms to document and share their food-related experiences and practices. These understandings will then help support the design of future technologies. We will use human-centered design methodologies to understand, design, and evaluate design principles in-situ.