Project Description
UI/UX Design
Visual Principles for the Screen
Fall 2023, 4 weeks

IBM Plex Sans

UI Design
For this project, I was tasked to design a non screen-based high-fidelity mockup that would address a specific challenge I found in my two weeks of intensive research about the daily lives of those with food sensitivities. 
Optically is ideal for allergy-containing users who are eating out and are unsure of their food content. From the research phase, I have heard extensive criticism on the nature of a large spectrum of restaurants, many of which are unsure or misinformed about if their food contains the allergen the user has. One of my interviewees stated that with her gluten allergy, many people cannot give a hard yes or no as to whether something is GF, and cannot eat at places that refuse to clean their equipment. Additionally, even if the food does not directly contain that ingredient, it may very well be likely that cross-contamination has occurred. Thus, these users cannot eat at these locations and must look elsewhere, limiting the options they have due to their lack of information about the food. Furthermore, those who have such a high sensitivity that they cannot, for instance, touch surfaces containing their allergen, could spot the danger before they encounter it first-hand.

These glasses (not accessible with today’s technology) would use elements of virtual reality technology to provide users with an allergy-oriented view. When the button is toggled off, they would act as regular glasses, but upon turning it on, their view would switch to black and white, and surfaces or foods that contain the allergen would turn a bright shade of red. With this view, identifying substances with traces of the allergen would be easier than ever. Above the allergen, it would also contain a warning box that gives further information about what was detected. 
Mood Board