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Report
Quick poll:
How many here think they eat healthy?
A 2011 poll shows 90 percent of Americans
think they eat healthy
Though 68 percent of Americans are at least overweight,
and nearly half of those people fall into the category of
being obese
79 percent of Americans rarely or never count calories
25 percent eat fast food regularly
68 percent of Americans are at least overweight, and nearly
half of those people fall into the category of being obese
Smart Noms
Dining out made healthy
By Alex Blavat | Dan Nguyen | Adrian
Harding | Matt Song
What are some consequences of eating
unhealthy?
Obesity
Diabetes
Heart Disease
Cancer
Premature death
Eating unhealthy can also lead to…
low self esteem
depression
sleep apnea
weaker immune system
It’s a problem…
People eat unhealthy, knowingly or not
People eat unhealthy, knowingly or not
1400
Calories
28g
Saturated
Fat
Eating healthy is perceived as undesirable.
we associate desirable foods with unhealthy ones
Inconvenient | difficult
People may lack the knowledge to eat healthy
People are making poor dietary choices when
eating out because it's easy - we are
surrounded by unhealthy options
But…
There are healthy options when dining out.
Encouraging people to branch out of their
unhealthy eating habits is important.
Past Solutions
Solutions market = oversaturated
General solutions
(Yelp)
(Urbanspoon)
(Zagat)
(Zagat)
(GoogleReviews)
Reviews)
(Google
(GrubHub)
(GrubHub)
Specific solutions
(VegOut)
(VegOut)
(Healthymap)
(Good
(Good
Food
Food
Near You)
Near You)
(Healthy Dining
Dining Finder)
Finder)
(Healthy
(HappyCow)
(HappyCow)
Problem 1: limited scope
Limited to Vegetarian and Vegan
Limited to New York City
Problem 2: inaccurate | useless results
Only 1 filter.
Not food.
Salsa is a meal?
Not known
for being
healthy
resturaunts
Problem 3: unpleasant to use
"I really like using tiny, overlapping drop-pins on
my already tiny phone!" - said nobody ever
Our Solution
Automatic
Recommendations
Heatmaps
Gamification
Gamification
Gamification
Achievement Unlocked!
EVERYONE’S A CRITIC
Target Users
Proposed methods
Surveys and interviews about eating
habits
Paper prototyping and direct
observation to collect feedback on
features that matter the most out of
the application
References
1.
Berger, E. (2011, January 4). A whopping 90 percent of americans think they eat a healthy diet. SciGuy. Retrieved February 26, 2013 from
http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2011/01/a-whopping-90-percent-of-americans-think-they-eat-a-healthy-diet/
2.
Chan, A. (2012, March 31). Junk Food Linked With Increased Depression Risk: Study. Huffington Post. Retrieved February 26, 2013 from
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/31/junk-food-depression_n_1392093.html
3.
Do You Know the Health Risks of Being Overweight? (2007, December). Weight-control Information Network. Retrieved February 26, 2013 from
http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/health_risks.htm
4.
Good Food Near You. (2013). Retrieved February 26, 2013 from http://www.goodfoodnearyou.com/
5.
Google. (2013). Writing and Sharing Reviews. Retrieved February 26, 2013 from
http://support.google.com/plus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2622999
6.
GrubHub. (2013). Retrieved February 26, 2013 from http://www.grubhub.com
7.
Happy Cow. (2013). Retrieved February 26, 2013 from http://happycow.net
8.
Healthy Dining Finder. (2013). Retrieved February 26, 2013 from http://www.healthydiningfinder.com
9.
Healthymap. (2013). Retrieved February 26, 2013 from http://healthymap.com
10. Trevor, C. (2011, April 20). The new google analytics available to everyone [Web log message]. Retrieved February 26, 2013 from
http://analytics.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-google-analytics-available-to.html
11. Urbanspoon. (2013). Retrieved February 26, 2013 from http://www.urbanspoon.com/
12. VegOut. (2013). Retrieved February 26, 2013 from http://www.vegoutapp.com
13. Yelp. (2013). Retrieved February 26, 2013 from www.yelp.com/
14. Zagat. (2013). Retrieved February 26, 2013 from http://www.zagat.com
Questions?
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