With the development of the food industry, processed foods and premade foods are popularized in daily life. People obtain great convenience, but at the same time, they start to feel estranged to the food they eat. It leads to a series of problems.
50% of Americans think it is easier to do their taxes than to figure out how to eat healthfully. *The IFIC Foundation’s 2012 Food & Health Survey
Medical costs linked to obesity were estimated to be $147 billion in 2008. *Annual Medical Spending Attributable To Obesity by Eric A. Finkelstein & others
This project was started from an anthropological study. The initial target was to research the phenomenon of cultural regression of 'living off the land' in the local community, and explore the relationship between people and food in the modern society.
We conducted interviews with groups who have close relationships with the culture of 'living off the land' in local and communities nearby. observed and studied unique perspectives from them to food. From interviews, we found out that they all trying to maintain or rebuild the trust and knowledge of their food through practice.
This probe allowed us to quickly explore how people might like to engage with their food. From our conversations, we found out that people have more motivation to understanding how food affects them than growing their food.
INTERVIEWS WITH USER AND EXPERT
nume is a personal nutrition assistant who gives you actionable advice and meaningful feedback on your status. nume provides you with dietary advice which considers both your taste and nutritive equilibrium. It will also lead you to gradually observe how food subtly influences your body.
ECOSYSTEM OF NUME
WHAT MAKES NUME UNIQUE?
- Low threshold
Each year, Microsoft Research sponsors a semester-long class at leading design schools. Students are asked to form interdisciplinary teams of two to four students to design a user experience prototype that solves a real-world problem. From these groups, a representative team from each
- Non-intrusive service
Not like current systems and applications which require high levels of user participation, with CUI and AI, nume could learn and adapt its functions to users' needs while behind the background of their daily lives.
- The feedback loop
Through creating a continuous and conversational experience, nume builds a feedback loop which not only motivates users to make healthier lifestyle decisions, but also helps nume learn and understand users better, and provide more precise dietary options.