State of the Art Analysis on Eating Alone


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State of the Art Analysis on Eating Alone

  1. 1. State of Art Analysis on Eating Alone <ul><li>for Freshmen in college, facing new college life. </li></ul>Amy Jang
  2. 2. Problem. <ul><li>As a freshman, you are in the process of meeting, making friends. </li></ul><ul><li>there are times when you have to eat alone . </li></ul><ul><li>@ cafeteria or restaurants, many other people have accompanies </li></ul><ul><li>Eating alone, seats next to you are empty . </li></ul><ul><li>>>>> Stress from looking like a social loner . </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ Socially, eating alone is not a sign of our strength, but of a lack of social standing.” <ul><li>Eating alone in a open-sitting area. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>freedom to choose your space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ok to distract yourself with something else </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eating alone in a sit-down restaurant. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>waiter serves you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>takes long to wait for food, eat, pay, and leave. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Current Solutions. <ul><li>choose lively dining spot where you can eat quick </li></ul><ul><li>seat at the bar, or take out to eat at home </li></ul><ul><li>bring something to distract yourself (phone, books, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>eat early or late </li></ul><ul><li>mind control: “I’m enjoying my meal” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Status Quo <ul><li>current solutions don’t solve the actual stress . </li></ul><ul><li>“we use book and work as armor ”, which protects you from actually facing the stress. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Current Tools. <ul><ul><li>app: Confidence Spell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>app: Beat Social Phobia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>texting/emailing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>app: Talking Roby Celik the Robot </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Confidence Spell <ul><li>during “magic spell”, reflect on yourself, control your emotions, confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>boosts self-confidence, belief in yourself, your abilities </li></ul><ul><li>a type of meditation technique for calming. </li></ul><ul><li>need separate space, time </li></ul><ul><li>really need to believe in the spell and fully aware of your emotions and self for maximum effect. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Beat Social Phobia <ul><li>By Andrew Johnson: Clinical Hypotherapist </li></ul><ul><li>Sections: Intro, Relaxation, Social Phobia, Awake </li></ul><ul><ul><li>gives positive affirmations about confidence, the ability to put things in perspective, and care less what others think </li></ul></ul><ul><li>great reviews-- testimonials of its impact on their life. </li></ul><ul><li>need separate space, time to listen to it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not intended for use IN THE SITUATION </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Texting/Emailing <ul><li>communicate with other people remotely. </li></ul><ul><li>doesn’t feel “alone” as you can distract yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>again, this is not solving the nature of the problem: stress of looking like a social loner. You may seem “busy”, but still feel like a “loner”. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Talking Roby Celik the Robot <ul><li>a robot you can befriend with. </li></ul><ul><li>make him talk, sing, dance, play with you </li></ul><ul><li>let the robot be your “accompany” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>feels like you are dining with someone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>doesn’t address the problem of stress from social judgment. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it helps you avoid it </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Is there a solution? <ul><li>We don’t know yet. </li></ul><ul><li>to be solved: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>help during dining situation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>approachable calming tech? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mobile? non-mobile? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>future research on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>calming practices on overcoming social judgement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other types of technology than mobile </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Stay tuned!