MattPod: A design proposal for a multi-sensory solo dining experience



The consumption of a meal is not just a bodily requirement but can also carry significant symbolic meaning. Solo dining is often contrasted to a shared eating experience and portrayed as an inferior way of eating a meal due to lacking essential social and normative qualities. Human-computer interaction research increasingly explores different ways of enhancing the solo dining experience. However, a focus seems to be on recreating aspects essential to the shared eating experience, such as a dining companion being present, rather than trying to enhance aspects that solo diners enjoy and, therefore, contribute to a reverie in eating. Based on earlier research findings, we developed a design concept that includes sound and visual elements supporting the multi-sensory eating experience and encouraging the user to concentrate on the food rather than seeking distraction. The formative usability evaluation results indicate that the proposed design needs further refinement to evoke the anticipated effect. Dataset This dataset includes several visuals and descriptions of the different design concepts that were developed. The dataset also contains the different personas and scenarios that were used as part of the design process.
Date made available18 Oct 2022
Publisher4TU.Centre for Research Data
Geographical coverageThe Netherlands
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  • Mattpod: A Design Proposal for a Multi-Sensory Solo Dining Experience

    Bocanegra, M., Lemke, M., de Vries, R. & Ludden, G., 7 Nov 2022, ICMI '22 Companion: Companion Publication of the 2022 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction. Tumuluri, R., Sebe, N., Pingali, G., Jayagopi, D. B., Dhall, A., Singh, R., Anthony, L. & Salah, A. A. (eds.). Association for Computing Machinery, p. 1-6 6 p. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series).

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