Before th 1900’s women were full time homemakers and food preparation was arduous and took long hours. Then electricity and gas lines started to reach urban houses and new appliances and utensils started appearing in the market.1920’s New changes transformed women. More were interested in activities outside the home and in joining the work force. Trend of lighter and simpler foods were cutting food preparation time for women.1930’s with the depression the percent of women in the workforce continued to rise slowly, mostly because unemployment was high and the jobs were mostly saved for men. The press emphasized on the women’s role in the home.WWII: with men away women joined the workforce in unprecedented numbers. Later during Post War years female employment dropped but this year’s prosperity and technological advances helped cut the home making task time even more. Time spent on meal preparation and clean up was cut to about 20 hours per week, compared to an earlier 44 hours per week.WITH the civil rights act and the Women’s liberation movement led people to re think gender roles and see it as a viable alternative for women to have careers. Now women had careers but were still expected to marry, raise children and perform household duties.
Eating out: more preservatives, coloring, and sodium for flavoringLow fiber, high in fat, high calories and sugars
People already know how to manage their time when it comes to work and other activities. This uses their knowledge in time managaement and the existing tools outside for people to be able to have enough time for food prep.
GPS TrackingFinds restaurants of your liking that are open (facilitates ordering process by auto dialing or online ordering)Finds grocery stores (based on a certain item you might be looking for) Access to persona data: to track your finances, access to other accounts around the web in one QR product scanning: to keep track of what you already have at home (food wise) and to find recipes with that product Planning;Plans you meals (weekly, monthly, daily)Schedules meal times around all other activities in your plannerOrganizes your time: to offer you alternatives. (ei. pre preparation of meals ) Grocery list: through voice recognition. From you or from a chosen recipe Uses grocery online shopping to automatically order your food supplies Keeps a recipe database: that it either finds around the web according to your likes or that you can add.
These are all things that women will be able to get when using this Operating System. It is mostly helpful at home and with the family.
Hypothesis<br />Changes in the family roles and duties of women brought about by increasing involvement in the world outside of the home (i.e., employment external to the family), has led to less time spent on family matters such as nutrition. <br />This thesis presents the hypothesis that by applying methods and technologies now familiar through their workplace, to the time management of family life, nutritional and other health-related concerns may be more effectively addressed.<br />
*US Bureau of Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics<br />
What is it?<br />A time management system is a designed combination of processes, tools, techniques, and methods. Usually time management is a necessity in any project development as it determines the project completion time and scope.<br />With time management you become more efficient.<br />
Women in many professions, successfully use many Time Management tools already.<br />
Why?<br />Although they want to take care of their families, these educated women don’t want to quit work altogether, even if they could.<br />*Shipman,C & Kay, K. (2009).Womenomics. New York, NY. Harper Collins Publishers<br />