To try and retain the role of food as a catalyzer using a range of color-changing dinnerware that allows the parents to tackle the habit of slow eating among their kids by initiating a mealtime ritual.
An element that invites the kids to the table
Prevents kids to take ceramics elsewhere in the house other than the dining
Makes it easier for the parents too to spend some time with the children at the table
When the kids notice the change in color of the plate, it allows them to concentrate on what they are eating and at what pace.
Acts like an organic timer for the kids to not take very long to finish their food.
Takeaways from user interviews
For developing the prototype for color changing crockery, a quarter plate made using Plaster of Paris was sprayed with FDA approved Color-Changing Pigments.
Resin Testing with Cold Substances
Working in Ceramics
Collaboration w/ Sneha Suresh