This interactive installation was launched at the Great North Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne in November 2010 as part of the Livewell: Lifestyle Interventions Project. The institute wanted a multi user interactive install on one of the stands in the conference hall. Using a custom-built FTIR multi-touch table from Touchscape, we designed and produced software that consisted of two activities.
Studies have shown that significant health benefits are gained by abiding by a more Meditarranean-style diet, which would include more fresh fruits and vegetables, cereals and fish, and less red meat, dairy products and saturated fats. The first activity was therefore a food categorisation puzzle where users were encouraged to categorise food items into “Mediterranean” and “non-Mediterranean” groups. The second activity was an activity that allowed users to visualise the accuracy of their judgement of food portion sizes.