UX/UI Design

FAI

A unified food label system for convenient allergen identification.
Overview
About

FAI (Food Allergies & Intolerances) is a new FDA regulation system that keeps record of the presence of allergens & intolerances in every food product and restaurant. With the dedicated app, scans food items and menus with our unified label system to quickly identify potential allergens.

My Role
UI Design
Ideation
UX Research
Team
Rachel Quan
Natalie Leriche
Kimiko Stuhr
Rachel Yun
Duration
1 month
Tools
Figma
Illustrator
Problem
Widespread Allergen Reactions

There are 33 million people in the U.S. grappling with food allergies and over 200,000 reaction emergency calls made annually.

Solution
Specific Allergen Identification

Creating a convenient and feasible way to check specific food allergen information that can save a person's life. It’s time to challenge the way we address food allergens.

01
discover
02
define
03
Ideate
04
Design & Development
05
Deliver
01. Discover – 03. Ideate
Competitive Analysis

Shockingly, the current landscape reveals a singular allergy food scanner app named Fig. Regrettably, its product coverage is notably constrained, and users are required to pay a monthly subscription fee, raising concerns about accessibility and affordability in the market.

Empathy Interviews

We conducted empathy interviews to gain insight on the everyday challenges of living with food allergies in order to pinpoint core user needs.

What we heard

Based on interviewee answers about their struggles and goals, we found glaring core problems.

Userflows

For the FAI app, we prioritized and formulated taskflows based on the most pressing user needs.

04. Design & Development
Our Solutions

After establishing taskflows and concepting features, we designed the UI of the FAI app.

05. Deliver
Labeling System
Label Breakdown

The scannable FAI logo is made to be sleek and simple for easy identification. Made up of the FDA logo, the unique item code, and an action statement so users know what to do.

Label guidelines

To create a feasible system, there must be rules and structure to provide consistency and compliance across all food items and manufacturers.

Reflection
Making Allergen Checking Easier

We made food allergen checking a much easier and faster task for people who suffer with allergies. With the help of a unified food label across all food products, there is a regulation system that will keep track of all allergen contaminations, and through the app pulling this information will be instant and accurate.

Next Steps
Expand to Vending Machines

Expanding the allergen identification to vending machines, which due to the glass barrier is impossible to view the ingredients without having to looking them up.

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