In this Food Design workshop with Katja Gruijters, based on the theme of "Eating Sunlight", we take a look at the sun as a powerful entity that affects people’s mood. We observe how sunlights are always present in our everyday life in different intensity even when it appears absent.
With this project, we explore how different intensity of the sun creates different effect and examine from a neutral point of view how these effects can be beneficial to different needs without dwelling upon the perpetual sentiment that the more sun is always the better.
Balance is the outcome that we strive for as we believe that the world is shifting to a future that focuses on not just the wellbeing of our physical body, but also our mind.
Our take on this is that in the future, people could walk into a place and buy themselves a bite of moods much like how we go to a bakery to get our bread now. It will be easily accessible to everyone with no social stigma attached to it. These bite shots harmonise our current state of mind and bring about the desired energy level of our user.
We conceptualised a colour-emotion scale that ranges from red to blue. Since it is hard to describe a mood with a word without implying judgement, we decided it was better for our users to describe their mood with colours.
The service would require the user to use a MoodReader that is able to tell their current mood level by scanning their fingerprint. It would then suggest a mood shot to take to the user.
This work was exhibited at the end of the food design workshop at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland along with the other teams of the workshop.