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An Evaluation of a Meal Planning System: Ease of Use and Perceived Usefulness
 

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An Evaluation of a Meal Planning System:
Ease of Use and Perceived Usefulness
Johan Aberg
Dept. of Comp. and Info. Science, Linköpings universitet
SE-581 83 Linköping, Sweden
johab@ida.liu.se
ABSTRACT
Unhealthy eating is an increasingly important problem in
the western society. Our approach to this problem is to
provide a meal planning system giving recommendations of
suitable food recipes, taking important factors such as
nutrient content, cost, variation, etc into account. A user
controls how the system takes these factors into account
through settings after which the system creates an optimal
meal plan. The user can then iteratively refine the settings
until a satisfactory meal plan is produced. The system is
evaluated empirically in terms of ease of use and perceived
usefulness, factors crucial for eventual user acceptance. The
results are positive, and several interesting possibilities for

  

Source: Aberg, Johan - Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköpings Universitet

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences