Making an extra plate of food for someone in need Event where the elderly can go out and socialise and eat dinner every week One person books a shared table in a restaurant I am in favour of ‘making a extra plate’
This is a quick and unrefined idea but I would like to design something that would help the disadvantaged eat. Many of us who are forutune to cook our own meals often make too much food and instead of throwing it in the bin which is “£13 billion of food was wasted in the UK in 2015, approximately 7.3 million tonnes.”
This is a extremely large amount of money and food that is wasted. “16% of adults either skipping or seeing someone in their household skipping meals, 14% worrying about not having enough food to eat, and 8% going a whole day without eating because of lack of money in the last 12 months.” This is called hidden hunger.
If people would make an extra plate of food when having there breakfast, lunch or dinner and donate it to someone in need and sit down in a share space to sit, eat and talk to someone you don’t know. Help people in the community that are in need, help combat loneliness and help get social communication.
Using the Uber app is simple and is made very simple for a reason. Uber is known for its UI design and how minimal yet very effective it is. Its main function is to get a trip. Enter into the search bar where you want to do and then choose your Uber driver. You have a user profile that shows previous trips and invoiced. The app also gives the users the option to use their sister app ‘Uber Eats’ where you get food delivered to you.
The app relies on the hamburger menu than the tab bar for navigation to complete its clean, minimal look. The black and white colours are the main colour scheme. They use google maps to give the user a visual idea of where they are and where they want to go, also when you are waiting on your Uber the user is able to track and follow the car. The car follows a black line to the destination. Uber’s original idea was “Push a button, get a ride.” You didn’t need to set your destination, you didn’t need to select a product, you just hit a button, or two, and you were off. Sometimes the more features you add the more complex a product can become.
The graphics User Interface definitely looks neater and stylish than the previous version of the App. There is far more white space, graphical elements have overlay effects and the colour is quite carefully used. The animated maps, routes, icons, and panels certainly provide a playful appeal. Which can be cute and enjoyable but can also be a tad childish but I feel Uber has done well at not having childish animations rather informative and fun.
The app has one of the most stylish interfaces and they pride themselves on their user interface design. Looking at how they use the hamburger menu as navigation, their animations, colour ad even their typography and kerning I feel I have learned what to look for and what to aim for when designing.
This project is to get people who are disadvantaged and cannot feed themselves to get home cooked, proper meals that are nutritious and hearty. Casserole Club is a proven, low-cost way to reduce social isolation and improve food provision among older people. They put older or vulnerable people in touch with a neighbour who can drop off a free, wholesome meal and have a friendly chat which we hope will become a regular arrangement. All of our volunteers go though an independent DBS criminal records check and do are checked on their food hygiene knowledge.
Casserole Club was set up in July 2011 and helps people share extra portions of home-cooked food with others in their area who might not be able to cook for themselves. Members of the club serve up meals to their neighbours while strengthening local neighbourhood relationships.
“On average it costs a council £4.90 to provide a meal. If 100 diners get on average two meals a week from a neighbour, Casserole Club will have saved councils at least £50,960 a year.”
Having the government as a stakeholder is amazing for this project. The savings and helping is creating a better community and helping people get included socially.