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Exploring challenges and opportunities to support people with food allergies to find safe places for eating out

Aluvathingal, Favina, Verdezoto, Nervo and Nunes, Francisco 2018. Exploring challenges and opportunities to support people with food allergies to find safe places for eating out. Presented at: HCI '18 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference, Belfast, UK, 4-6 July 2018. Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI). 10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.151

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Abstract

Eating out can be problematic for people who have food allergies. For example, the fear of having an allergic reaction while eating out can cause anxiety and stress especially for young adults, impacting their personal and social life. To address this issue, we describe “AllergyFreeFoodie”, a crowdsourced mobile application that aims to support people with food allergies in searching for safe places for eating out. We present an initial prototype together with the results of a preliminary evaluation with 6 young adults in the UK. Based on early findings, we highlight some of the challenges that our participants face in their everyday life and some opportunities for the redesign of the application to promote an allergy-friendly environment for people with food allergies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
ISSN: 1477-9358
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 March 2021
Date of Acceptance: 18 May 2018
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 09:31
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/139975

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