Scenario for Ms. Wong
- Ms. Wong is a 28-year-old female diagnosed with obesity
- She lives alone and does not have anyone to support her in her decision to change the unhealthy lifestyle
- She has college education and works as a primary school teacher
- She struggles to maintain her diet healthy and balanced because she is used to eating junk food
- She is willing to exercise and change her diet if she is supervised or can track her progress somehow
- Name: Fooducate
- Purpose: Track the quality and quantity of food, calories, exercise, scan barcodes to see how healthy the food is
- Audience: dieting individuals, individuals who want to lose weight, individuals with diabetes
- Mobile Device: Smartphones, tablets (Apple and Android)
- Location: App Store, Google Play
- Interface: user-friendly, with detailed explanations and comments
- Usability: allows tracking food and exercise, checking graded products, and receiving recommendations and advice from the community (Fooducate, n.d.)
- Barcodes are scanned with the help of the phone’s camera
- Tips can be shared via the app; the patient can receive recommendations from others and send their own
- Personalized settings allow grading based on age, gender, the presence of diseases, etc.
- Patient can critically analyze the food they are currently eating
- Patient can customize goals depending on their objectives (vegetarian diet, gluten-free, etc.) to avoid junk food
- Patient can track added and natural sugars in food
- More natural food receives better grades, which patient can use as references (Food and Health, n.d.)
- Alternative lists provide a choice for unhealthy food chosen by the patient
Food and Health. (n.d.). Web.
Fooducate. (n.d.). Eat better. Lose weight. Get healthy. Web.