Grove

Quietly discover new vegan and vegetarian food options.

BACKGROUND

All first year MS-HCI students at Georgia Tech are required to take “HCI Research Methods”, where they split into 4-person teams, research a given problem, and develop a solution over the course of their first semester.

PROBLEM

Vegans and vegetarians often struggle to maintain a well-balanced and diverse diet, especially when dining out. They also struggle with finding vegetarian and vegan options in restaurants that aren’t dedicated to serving vegetarian and vegan food.

SOLUTION

On-the-Fly View
  • See what vegan and vegetarian options are around you
  • Check out pictures of menu items
  • Filter to fit a specific dietary restriction
Restaurant View
  • Learn more about a specific restaurant
  • Check out menu items that comply with a dietary restriction
  • Get directions to the restaurant or order online
History View
  • Travel back in time to see restaurants you’ve passed by
  • View menu items and friendliness towards a dietary restriction

RESEARCH

Data Collection

Semi-Structured Interviews

Survey

The response breakdown for the survey statement: "When I get food with others, I usually worry that my dietary restrictions will get in the way."
The response breakdown for the survey statement: "If a restaurant doesn't have an online menu, I won't pick that place to eat."

Analysis

The current state journey map outlining the process of dining out as a vegan or vegetarian from picking a place to eat to leaving a review afterwards.
The current state journey map outlining the process of dining out as a vegan/vegetarian from picking a place to eat to leaving a review afterwards.

DESIGN

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EVALUATION

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