Set the Table: A project for interdisciplinary design of food packaging for elderly people

Anna Marie Fisker, Nini Camilla Bagger, Anna Eva Utke Heilmann

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What motivated us in the project ‘Set the Table’ (Bord Dæk Dig) is improving the life quality
for elderly people. Our goal is to answer whether we by a design practice can develop models
for solutions that not only offers an improvement in the life quality of elders through a good
meal experience but also improve their desire to eat.
Factors like impaired senses, the development of illness, or the loss of a partner all contribute to
a reduced desire for buying, cooking and eating food, which is why foodservice is an excellent
and indeed necessary offer.
In Denmark, the food produced for the elderly is generally at a good standard and chefs are
constantly working to improve and create the best possible food offer, but what happens when
the food has been prepared and transported, how does it end up presented at the table in each
individual home?
In our work, we use the method of the interdisciplinary collaboration between science - a
university, Aalborg University, and praxis - a design company, Designit and a catering facility,
Fælleskøkkenet I/S. With a special focus on "user inclusion” - not only the direct users
represented by the present and future elderly but also the inclusion of the broader public and
We will present the innovation model developed in our research, thus our paper operates with
both the social sources and the social effects of design practice in the context of public welfare.
Publikationsdato1 mar. 2019
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - 1 mar. 2019
BegivenhedInternational Conference on Design Principles & Practices: Design + Context - St. Petersburg University, Sankt Petersborg, Rusland
Varighed: 1 mar. 20193 mar. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 13


KonferenceInternational Conference on Design Principles & Practices
LokationSt. Petersburg University
BySankt Petersborg


  • Interdisciplinary
  • Design
  • foodscape studies
  • Tablescape
  • Mealscape
  • Food packaging


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