An Interactive Website To allow users to reflect on dietary choices
uTrition is a user-centered design project that allows users to test their dietary choices through a series of questions. uTrition provides information to educate users on proper dietary protocols. Users can then use this information to help them adhere to their goals and find a balance between food and lifestyle choices.
From my user research, I learned that people often struggle to maintain new diets as they are usually unsustainable over a long period of time. Drastic changes to their current routine, eliminating entire food groups and misunderstanding of nutrition were some of the common causes of diet failure, according to my research of existing literature and my user studies. Allowing users to understand their diet habits can, in turn, improve their relationship with food, and their approach to whatever goals they want to reach. By encouraging users to make smaller, more achievable changes, uTrition can have a greater impact on the user’s future decision making in relation to their diet and overall lifestyle.
My main objective for my project is to allow users to make better dietary choices through the process of kinesthetic learning. Users answer a series of questions followed by informative answers allowing them to reflect on their answers.
This nutrition tool seeks to provoke the misleading dietary world and show users that fad diets are just that. Many companies disguise the fact that every diet designed for weight loss or gain is based around putting users in a caloric/energy deficit or surplus.
My design shows users that there is no secret to dietary goals, but understanding and implementing the correct information to achieve their targets is all that’s necessary.