Ever since our team conducted a survey about eating habit among college students in challenge7, I have become aware of food, dining experience and how they are presented on social media. Especially nowadays on Instagram, sometimes you can’t help but just find yourself browsing all the #foodporn posts. Or whenever you go to some fancy brunch places, your camera always eats first before you do. It seems that people even care more about how pretty or fancy the food looks like, more than how tasty the food actually is.
So, how does those foodporn pictures relate with design? You may find those pictures are colorful, placed with certain assortment and makes you feel hungry even though you just scroll on social media. While after reading an article about “the science behind food porn” and it reveals foodporn promotes unhealthy food, increases hunger and the more photos you, the higher your BMI will be. Therefore, for people who want to go on a diet, try to unfollow those social media account might be a good way to start. (although for me it’s hard to do so)