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Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Humans are not ready for what humanity has created

By 2020, chronic diseases will account for almost three-quarters of all deaths worldwide. This is a result of malnutrition in today’s food environment.

The food industry takes advantage of predisposed human preferences for sugar, salt, and fat. This creates the necessity for individual willpower and habit control and leads to decision fatigue of healthy food choices in our already busy lives. The critical issue is that we as humans are not biologically ready for what is offered to us today.

Situated between nutrition science and human psychology, this project aims to critique the food industry and our interactions with food by reflecting on human weaknesses and habits. A combination of human centered design and critical design allows this project to address this issue through communicating the needs of what might have to happen if our behavior and environment do not change.

This project is meant to create a critical reflection around our personal rela­tionship to our own body with the hopes that this may lead to an individual awareness of our own food relationship.

How might we enable humans to catch up with the food environment today?

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Keyword [en]
food industry, humans, critique, food industry
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-110691OAI: diva2:864232
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Master's programme in Interaction Design
Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-10-26 Last updated: 2015-10-26Bibliographically approved

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