"Eats Your Type" Healthy Dining Experience
“What should I eat to stay healthy?”
“It depends on your body type!”
Living in a fast-paced city like Hong Kong, more than 95% of people are suffering from sub-health syndromes. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes that adjusting eating habits based on your own body constitution (BC) is the most effective way to be healthy. However, most people, especially young adults, are not familiar with their BC and its relationship with the food we eat, or even have misconceptions about ways of staying healthy. Therefore, this project aims to communicate TCM’s concept of personalized diet to young adults through a more creative and effective experience.
EATS YOUR TYPE is an one-stop interactive healthy dining experience, using multi-touch table in a restaurant context as a communication channel. The design provides an interesting and convenient way for young people to understand their body through body constitution test, personalize their menu choice among suggested food and enjoy a meal that is suitable for their body. Nine BC characters and visualized personal BC diagram system has been created based on BC test results to help people understand their BC in order to make informed decisions on what to eat to improve their health effectively. This dining experience has integrate health, education and food enjoyment through the interactive multi-touch table, suiting the user’s need of convenience so that they are able to know more about their body condition simply through enjoying a meal.