As part of the Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation course led by +Acumen and IDEO.org, I collaborated with a handful of UX designers to create a product that could serve to help low-income families eat healthier.
Throughout five workshops, our team learned to discover, ideate and prototype in an effort to answer the question “How might we provide healthier food options for people in need?”
We explored different ways of approaching the problem, spoke directly with potential users to understand their needs, and built low-fidelity prototypes to test out our ideas.
In the end, we created HealthyMade – fresh ingredients and recipes packaged together for a healthy, pre-planned meal. One HealthyMade box would have a set price (to be determined, but ideally around $10 for 4 servings) and three separate recipes would be available each week. The product could be packaged in stores and would include a rewards system where customers can receive a free meal box after a certain number of purchases. Each box would also include clear nutritional information and a recipe card for future use.