Experience Flow Mapping: Gaining Insights in Designing Tools to Support Low-Sodium Diet

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9677)


This paper introduces a through experience flow study wherein the participants are followed throughout their groceries, cooking and eating activities to map out their experiences. The goal is to help a couple to understand their experiences in preparing a challenging meal and at the same time, keeping a low sodium diet. The ultimate goal is to develop dietary tools that can support the self-management of chronic patients. This work helps us to gain new insights to develop further three design concepts (e.g., a cooking utensil to track sodium intake, a spectrometer device to measure the nutritional content of foods and tableware to measure food whilst serving or eating). We describe the method adopted, and the results are discussed.


Sodium Intake Experience Flow Unhealthy Food Grocery Shopping Dinner Table 
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We like to thank the two participants for spending their time and for providing so much feedback during and after the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technology University of EindhovenEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Onmi B.V.EindhovenThe Netherlands

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