Adaptation of smart-object dimensions in the product design process to reduce household food waste

Muhammad Jameel, Mohamed Kamil and Chuah, Ee Hua and Mohd Najib, Abdullah Sani Adaptation of smart-object dimensions in the product design process to reduce household food waste. Journal of Graphic Engineering and Design, 13 (3). pp. 5-17. ISSN 2217-9860

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Food waste is a huge problem across the world, but it's especially bad in developed countries such as Malaysia, according to the previous study. It is estimated that 1.3 billion tonnes of food are lost or wasted every year, ac- counting for one-third of all food produced for human consumption. Hence, the goal of this study is to supplement the solution within the framework of product design process based on the evaluation of food waste behaviour among household in Malaysia. As an approach for acquiring empirical data, a survey study was conducted with 52 respondents in Malaysia, including an analysis of similar existing products on the market, which was then followed by the design process. The findings suggest a multitude of design needs in preventing food waste behaviour among household in Malaysia, including the issues of the existing similar products on the market. Therefore, a few design criteria have been proposed and a set of semi-working food tracking models was successfully developed as a proposal for potential future devel- opment and production. It is hoped that the outcome of the study exhibits the synchronization of the product design process inside the smart-object dimensions in order to generate the design that helps to manage and reduce the amount of food waste created among household in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design Thinking, sustainability, food waste, Internet of Things, Smart-Object dimensions.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Mohamed Kamil
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2022 02:55
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2022 23:51

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