Post 10 Reflection and proposition

The issue that I concern is about obesity and health. Therefore, during class, I originate my idea: creating an application to help people form right and healthy eating habit. From the feedback of the tutor, the most prominent problem is that the app is too impractical. It will be a difficulty for people how to understand and use it. Certainly, I have got another idea, but it need some discussion with tutor; so I will introduce my initial idea here now.

In the application I conceive of, when someone opens the app, it will first locate the user’s position. According to its position, the app will recommend cafe ,restaurant or any booth around. Then, every time a person wants to eat something, and the app will give some lists about healthy food around. In addition, this list can provide you the calorie figure of the food recommended. In this way, people can control the quantity of eating and naturally avoid in-taking to much calorie. This app aims to give people healthy suggestions on eating. When the user uses the app first time, he needs to upload one picture of himself. When he looks food around, if he chooses the unhealthy food, he will see that he becomes fat in the proportion with the calorie that he intakes from the unhealthy food. The utmost important of this app is to give people more advice for him on keeping healthy, not to prevent people getting obesity. However, the utmost important of this application seems to be the biggest weakness which cannot be ignored. If this app only give people, it, I’m afraid, will not work as the original conception. Because of the deeper desire, people extremely possibly will let the suggestion alone and then get satisfied from food without any further thinking. As Frued says, at that time, the inner self will control his mind. He will not care about health at all. Under this situation, the application has totally lost its function and equals vanity.

The second idea

I would like to set up an electronic interactive map setting in a densely populated area that can be viewed as a landmark. This thing is like a small touch screen, he will collect all the healthy food around the restaurant. People by clicking on the screen, you can find all the specific location of the restaurant and what healthy and delicious food. At the same time, in front of the landmark set an invisible body scale. People can connect their own mailbox on the screen, the system will send a private message to people’s mailbox, tell people their health, give some advice on healthy living.