Boxtie

Our TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototype
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Boxtie

Boxtie

Boxtie

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Our TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototype

Boxtie

Our TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototypeOur TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototype
Our TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototype

Boxtie

Boxtie

Our TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototypeOur TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototype
Our TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototype

Boxtie

Our TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototypeOur TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototype
Our TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototype

Boxtie

Our TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototype

Our TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototype

Our TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototypeOur TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototype
Our TA enjoying our Boxtie physical prototype

Project Overview

Role

UX Researcher

Year

2022

Type

UX Research

Project Overview

I worked on a team of four to design Boxtie; a recipe box exchange service crafted for those of mixed cultural identity. Its goal is to help users develop a personal connection to cultures through peer-to-peer recipe & story exchange.

UX Research

Project Overview

Project Overview

UX Research

Project Overview

UX Research

Project Overview

UX Research

Project Overview

Project Overview

I worked on a team of four to design Boxtie; a recipe box exchange service crafted for those of mixed cultural identity. Its goal is to help users develop a personal connection to cultures through peer-to-peer recipe & story exchange.

Project Overview

I worked on a team of four to design Boxtie; a recipe box exchange service crafted for those of mixed cultural identity. Its goal is to help users develop a personal connection to cultures through peer-to-peer recipe & story exchange.

Project Overview

I worked on a team of four to design Boxtie; a recipe box exchange service crafted for those of mixed cultural identity. Its goal is to help users develop a personal connection to cultures through peer-to-peer recipe & story exchange.

Project Overview

UX Research

I worked on a team of four to design Boxtie; a recipe box exchange service crafted for those of mixed cultural identity. Its goal is to help users develop a personal connection to cultures through peer-to-peer recipe & story exchange.

Project Overview

UX Research

Project Overview

UX Research

UX Researcher

Project Overview

I worked on a team of four to design Boxtie; a recipe box exchange service crafted for those of mixed cultural identity. Its goal is to help users develop a personal connection to cultures through peer-to-peer recipe & story exchange.

Motivation

List of academic papers around the topic of acculturation
Role
Year
Type

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

Motivation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

Motivation

Motivation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

Motivation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

Motivation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

Motivation

List of academic papers around the topic of acculturationList of academic papers around the topic of acculturation
List of academic papers around the topic of acculturation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

Motivation

List of academic papers around the topic of acculturationList of academic papers around the topic of acculturation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

Motivation

List of academic papers around the topic of acculturationList of academic papers around the topic of acculturation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

Motivation

List of academic papers around the topic of acculturation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

Motivation

List of academic papers around the topic of acculturationList of academic papers around the topic of acculturation
List of academic papers around the topic of acculturation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

Motivation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

Motivation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

List of academic papers around the topic of acculturationList of academic papers around the topic of acculturation
List of academic papers around the topic of acculturation

Motivation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

List of academic papers around the topic of acculturation

List of academic papers around the topic of acculturation

List of academic papers around the topic of acculturationList of academic papers around the topic of acculturation
List of academic papers around the topic of acculturation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

Motivation

List of academic papers around the topic of acculturationList of academic papers around the topic of acculturation
List of academic papers around the topic of acculturation

For me, this project resonated deeply; being half-Filipino & half-White American, I've wrestled with the cultural dissonance experienced by those growing up in a mixed race family.

The team felt that it was an important and worthy space to explore, and so we hypothesized that our initial target user group would be of mixed ethnicity and proposed that food could somehow be a valuable intervention medium.

To gain a more informed & nuanced understanding, we conducted two rounds of literature review surrounding the phenomenon of acculturation.

Our Understanding

Role

However, we are confident that younger generations will be able to rediscover heritage through modern technology, with an increased global interconnectedness that has never been seen before by generations-past.

Year
Type

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

Our Understanding

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

Our Understanding

Our Understanding

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

Our Understanding

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

Our Understanding

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

Our Understanding

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

However, we are confident that younger generations will be able to rediscover heritage through modern technology, with an increased global interconnectedness that has never been seen before by generations-past.

Our Understanding

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

However, we are confident that younger generations will be able to rediscover heritage through modern technology, with an increased global interconnectedness that has never been seen before by generations-past.

Our Understanding

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

However, we are confident that younger generations will be able to rediscover heritage through modern technology, with an increased global interconnectedness that has never been seen before by generations-past.

Our Understanding

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

However, we are confident that younger generations will be able to rediscover heritage through modern technology, with an increased global interconnectedness that has never been seen before by generations-past.

Our Understanding

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

However, we are confident that younger generations will be able to rediscover heritage through modern technology, with an increased global interconnectedness that has never been seen before by generations-past.

Our Understanding

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

Our Understanding

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

Our Understanding

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

However, we are confident that younger generations will be able to rediscover heritage through modern technology, with an increased global interconnectedness that has never been seen before by generations-past.

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

However, we are confident that younger generations will be able to rediscover heritage through modern technology, with an increased global interconnectedness that has never been seen before by generations-past.

Our Understanding

Societal pressures of the past have resulted in suppressed expressions of immigrant culture within the U.S. Younger generations may hold a diminished sense of ethnic identity.

However, we are confident that younger generations will be able to rediscover heritage through modern technology, with an increased global interconnectedness that has never been seen before by generations-past.

User Group Characteristics

Role

Multifaceted identity

This population has many cultural influences including upbringing, family, food, place, relationships, and lived experience.

Year

Varying cultural comfort

This population feels as if they don't fully belong within any of their cultural backgrounds.

Type

Immigrant ancestry

This population experiences the effects of fractured cultural identity more acutely.

User Group Characteristics

Cooking as expression

This population considers cooking to be an act of self expression.

Immigrant ancestry

This population experiences the effects of fractured cultural identity more acutely.

User Group Characteristics

User Group Characteristics

Immigrant ancestry

This population experiences the effects of fractured cultural identity more acutely.

User Group Characteristics

Immigrant ancestry

This population experiences the effects of fractured cultural identity more acutely.

User Group Characteristics

Immigrant ancestry

This population experiences the effects of fractured cultural identity more acutely.

User Group Characteristics

Multifaceted identity

This population has many cultural influences including upbringing, family, food, place, relationships, and lived experience.

User Group Characteristics

Multifaceted identity

This population has many cultural influences including upbringing, family, food, place, relationships, and lived experience.

Varying cultural comfort

This population feels as if they don't fully belong within any of their cultural backgrounds.

User Group Characteristics

Multifaceted identity

This population has many cultural influences including upbringing, family, food, place, relationships, and lived experience.

Varying cultural comfort

This population feels as if they don't fully belong within any of their cultural backgrounds.

User Group Characteristics

Multifaceted identity

This population has many cultural influences including upbringing, family, food, place, relationships, and lived experience.

Varying cultural comfort

This population feels as if they don't fully belong within any of their cultural backgrounds.

User Group Characteristics

User Group Characteristics

Immigrant ancestry

This population experiences the effects of fractured cultural identity more acutely.

User Group Characteristics

Immigrant ancestry

This population experiences the effects of fractured cultural identity more acutely.

Multifaceted identity

This population has many cultural influences including upbringing, family, food, place, relationships, and lived experience.

Multifaceted identity

This population has many cultural influences including upbringing, family, food, place, relationships, and lived experience.

Goal

Excerpt of interview transcript
Role
Year
Type

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Goal

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Goal

Goal

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Excerpt of interview transcriptExcerpt of interview transcript
Excerpt of interview transcript

Goal

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Excerpt of interview transcriptExcerpt of interview transcript
Excerpt of interview transcript

Goal

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Goal

Excerpt of interview transcriptExcerpt of interview transcript
Excerpt of interview transcript

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Goal

Excerpt of interview transcriptExcerpt of interview transcript

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Goal

Excerpt of interview transcriptExcerpt of interview transcript

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Goal

Excerpt of interview transcript

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Goal

Excerpt of interview transcriptExcerpt of interview transcript
Excerpt of interview transcript

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Goal

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Goal

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Excerpt of interview transcriptExcerpt of interview transcript
Excerpt of interview transcript

Goal

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Excerpt of interview transcript

Excerpt of interview transcript

Excerpt of interview transcriptExcerpt of interview transcript
Excerpt of interview transcript

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Goal

Excerpt of interview transcriptExcerpt of interview transcript
Excerpt of interview transcript

After our secondary research, the next step in our process was to deepen our understanding by conducting primary research with the target user group.

Research Questions

Role

When do they feel most or least connected to their cultural heritage?

Year

How do they incorporate aspects of culture into their own identities?

Type

What does this user group do to reconnect with their cultural heritage?

Research Questions

How do they relate food to culture & self identity?

What does this user group do to reconnect with their cultural heritage?

Research Questions

Research Questions

What does this user group do to reconnect with their cultural heritage?

Research Questions

What does this user group do to reconnect with their cultural heritage?

When do they feel most or least connected to their cultural heritage?

Methods

Example survey question
Role

Semi-Structured Interviews

A total of 3 survey respondents were recruited as participants and interviewed for approximately 30 minutes per session. During which, scripted questions were posed to participants within the following categories: cultural background, connection to heritage, and self identity.

Interviews were recorded and transcribed with participants’ permission.

Year
Type

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Methods

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Methods

Methods

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Methods

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Methods

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Methods

Example survey questionExample survey question
Example survey question

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Semi-structured interview scriptExample survey question
Semi-structured interview script

Semi-Structured Interviews

A total of 3 survey respondents were recruited as participants and interviewed for approximately 30 minutes per session. During which, scripted questions were posed to participants within the following categories: cultural background, connection to heritage, and self identity.

Interviews were recorded and transcribed with participants’ permission.

Methods

Example survey questionExample survey question

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Semi-structured interview scriptExample survey question

Semi-Structured Interviews

A total of 3 survey respondents were recruited as participants and interviewed for approximately 30 minutes per session. During which, scripted questions were posed to participants within the following categories: cultural background, connection to heritage, and self identity.

Interviews were recorded and transcribed with participants’ permission.

Methods

Example survey questionExample survey question

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Example survey questionSemi-structured interview script

Semi-Structured Interviews

A total of 3 survey respondents were recruited as participants and interviewed for approximately 30 minutes per session. During which, scripted questions were posed to participants within the following categories: cultural background, connection to heritage, and self identity.

Interviews were recorded and transcribed with participants’ permission.

Methods

Example survey question

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Example survey question

Semi-Structured Interviews

A total of 3 survey respondents were recruited as participants and interviewed for approximately 30 minutes per session. During which, scripted questions were posed to participants within the following categories: cultural background, connection to heritage, and self identity.

Interviews were recorded and transcribed with participants’ permission.

Methods

Example survey questionExample survey question
Example survey question

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Semi-structured interview scriptSemi-structured interview script
Semi-structured interview script

Semi-Structured Interviews

A total of 3 survey respondents were recruited as participants and interviewed for approximately 30 minutes per session. During which, scripted questions were posed to participants within the following categories: cultural background, connection to heritage, and self identity.

Interviews were recorded and transcribed with participants’ permission.

Methods

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Example survey questionExample survey question
Example survey question

Semi-Structured Interviews

A total of 3 survey respondents were recruited as participants and interviewed for approximately 30 minutes per session. During which, scripted questions were posed to participants within the following categories: cultural background, connection to heritage, and self identity.

Interviews were recorded and transcribed with participants’ permission.

Methods

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Example survey questionExample survey question
Example survey question

Methods

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Semi-Structured Interviews

A total of 3 survey respondents were recruited as participants and interviewed for approximately 30 minutes per session. During which, scripted questions were posed to participants within the following categories: cultural background, connection to heritage, and self identity.

Interviews were recorded and transcribed with participants’ permission.

Example survey question

Example survey question

Example survey questionExample survey question
Example survey question

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Example survey questionExample survey question
Semi-structured interview script

Semi-Structured Interviews

A total of 3 survey respondents were recruited as participants and interviewed for approximately 30 minutes per session. During which, scripted questions were posed to participants within the following categories: cultural background, connection to heritage, and self identity.

Interviews were recorded and transcribed with participants’ permission.

Methods

Example survey questionExample survey question
Example survey question

Survey

A survey consisting of questions related to cultural & self identity was conducted in order to establish a sample size, assess the prevalence of cultural disconnect, assess how strongly the user group views food as it relates to identity, and recruit participants who best match our user group definition for further research.

The survey was disseminated through social media. A total of 36 recorded responses were received.

Semi-structured interview scriptSemi-structured interview script
Semi-structured interview script

Semi-Structured Interviews

A total of 3 survey respondents were recruited as participants and interviewed for approximately 30 minutes per session. During which, scripted questions were posed to participants within the following categories: cultural background, connection to heritage, and self identity.

Interviews were recorded and transcribed with participants’ permission.

Analysis

Codebook based on primary research
Role
Year
Type

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Analysis

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Analysis

Analysis

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Analysis

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Analysis

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Analysis

Codebook based on primary research Codebook based on primary research
Codebook based on primary research

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Analysis

Codebook based on primary research Codebook based on primary research

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Analysis

Codebook based on primary research Codebook based on primary research

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Analysis

Codebook based on primary research

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Analysis

Codebook based on primary research Codebook based on primary research
Codebook based on primary research

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Analysis

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Analysis

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Codebook based on primary research Codebook based on primary research
Codebook based on primary research

Analysis

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Codebook based on primary research

Codebook based on primary research

Codebook based on primary research Codebook based on primary research
Codebook based on primary research

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Analysis

Codebook based on primary research Codebook based on primary research
Codebook based on primary research

The team transcribed and analyzed each session in order to establish a code book consisting of recurring themes related to culture, personal identity, and food. Once all transcripts were coded, the team then analyzed the prevalence and patterns of certain codes and began to draw insights.

Research Findings (RF)

Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity
Role

RF-1

Cultural identity is formed by factors beyond ethno-cultural background

Year

RF-4

Bridge or island: multicultural people vary greatly in their comfortability with their identity in the intersection of cultures

Type

Overview

Our analysis of all the data collected produced 10 findings in total. Below are the seven-most prevalent.

Research Findings (RF)

RF-5

Growing up in an area where the dominant culture differs from one’s own can lead to feelings of rejection/embarrassment of one’s culture

Overview

Our analysis of all the data collected produced 10 findings in total. Below are the seven-most prevalent.

Research Findings (RF)

Research Findings (RF)

Overview

Our analysis of all the data collected produced 10 findings in total. Below are the seven-most prevalent.

Research Findings (RF)

Overview

Our analysis of all the data collected produced 10 findings in total. Below are the seven-most prevalent.

Research Findings (RF)

Overview

Our analysis of all the data collected produced 10 findings in total. Below are the seven-most prevalent.

Research Findings (RF)

Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicityBar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity
Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity

Overview

Our analysis of all the data collected produced 10 findings in total. Below are the seven-most prevalent.

Pie chart showing how strongly respondents felt that they were imposters in their own culturesBar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity
Pie chart showing how strongly respondents felt that they were imposters in their own cultures

RF-1

Cultural identity is formed by factors beyond ethno-cultural background

Research Findings (RF)

Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicityRespondent anecdotes around cultural rejection

RF-4

Bridge or island: multicultural people vary greatly in their comfortability with their identity in the intersection of cultures

Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicityRespondent anecdotes around cultural rejection

RF-5

Growing up in an area where the dominant culture differs from one’s own can lead to feelings of rejection/embarrassment of one’s culture

Research Findings (RF)

Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity

RF-4

Bridge or island: multicultural people vary greatly in their comfortability with their identity in the intersection of cultures

Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity

RF-5

Growing up in an area where the dominant culture differs from one’s own can lead to feelings of rejection/embarrassment of one’s culture

Research Findings (RF)

Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicityBar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity
Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity

Overview

Our analysis of all the data collected produced 10 findings in total. Below are the seven-most prevalent.

Pie chart showing how strongly respondents felt that they were imposters in their own culturesPie chart showing how strongly respondents felt that they were imposters in their own cultures
Pie chart showing how strongly respondents felt that they were imposters in their own cultures

RF-1

Cultural identity is formed by factors beyond ethno-cultural background

Respondent anecdotes around cultural rejection Respondent anecdotes around cultural rejection
Respondent anecdotes around cultural rejection

RF-4

Bridge or island: multicultural people vary greatly in their comfortability with their identity in the intersection of cultures

Bar chart showing that 'family' is the largest channel for learning about heritageBar chart showing that 'family' is the largest channel for learning about heritage
Bar chart showing that 'family' is the largest channel for learning about heritage

RF-5

Growing up in an area where the dominant culture differs from one’s own can lead to feelings of rejection/embarrassment of one’s culture

Respondent excerpt about the ways they attempt to reconnect to heritage cultureRespondent excerpt about the ways they attempt to reconnect to heritage culture
Respondent excerpt about the ways they attempt to reconnect to heritage culture

RF-6

People first learn about their culture through family

Research Findings (RF)

Overview

Our analysis of all the data collected produced 10 findings in total. Below are the seven-most prevalent.

Pie chart showing how strongly respondents felt that they were imposters in their own culturesPie chart showing how strongly respondents felt that they were imposters in their own cultures
Pie chart showing how strongly respondents felt that they were imposters in their own cultures

RF-4

Bridge or island: multicultural people vary greatly in their comfortability with their identity in the intersection of cultures

Respondent anecdotes around cultural rejection Respondent anecdotes around cultural rejection
Respondent anecdotes around cultural rejection

RF-5

Growing up in an area where the dominant culture differs from one’s own can lead to feelings of rejection/embarrassment of one’s culture

Bar chart showing that 'family' is the largest channel for learning about heritageBar chart showing that 'family' is the largest channel for learning about heritage
Bar chart showing that 'family' is the largest channel for learning about heritage

RF-6

People first learn about their culture through family

Respondent excerpt about the ways they attempt to reconnect to heritage cultureRespondent excerpt about the ways they attempt to reconnect to heritage culture
Respondent excerpt about the ways they attempt to reconnect to heritage culture

RF-7

People connect to culture through food, media, and language

Respondent excerpts about how traditional foods signify comfortRespondent excerpts about how traditional foods signify comfort
Respondent excerpts about how traditional foods signify comfort

RF-9

Fusion foods reflect an individuals' multicultural identity

Respondent excerpts about how traditional foods signify comfort
Respondent excerpts about how traditional foods signify comfort

RF-10

Traditional foods represent family, celebrations, and the comfort of home

Research Findings (RF)

Overview

Our analysis of all the data collected produced 10 findings in total. Below are the seven-most prevalent.

Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicityBar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity
Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity

Research Findings (RF)

Overview

Our analysis of all the data collected produced 10 findings in total. Below are the seven-most prevalent.

RF-1

Cultural identity is formed by factors beyond ethno-cultural background

Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity

Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity

Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicityBar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity
Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity

Overview

Our analysis of all the data collected produced 10 findings in total. Below are the seven-most prevalent.

Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicityBar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity
Pie chart showing how strongly respondents felt that they were imposters in their own cultures

RF-1

Cultural identity is formed by factors beyond ethno-cultural background

Research Findings (RF)

Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicityBar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity
Bar chart showing cultural factors beyond ethnicity

Overview

Our analysis of all the data collected produced 10 findings in total. Below are the seven-most prevalent.

Pie chart showing how strongly respondents felt that they were imposters in their own culturesPie chart showing how strongly respondents felt that they were imposters in their own cultures
Pie chart showing how strongly respondents felt that they were imposters in their own cultures

RF-1

Cultural identity is formed by factors beyond ethno-cultural background

Respondent anecdotes around cultural rejection Respondent anecdotes around cultural rejection
Respondent anecdotes around cultural rejection

RF-4

Bridge or island: multicultural people vary greatly in their comfortability with their identity in the intersection of cultures

Bar chart showing that 'family' is the largest channel for learning about heritageBar chart showing that 'family' is the largest channel for learning about heritage
Bar chart showing that 'family' is the largest channel for learning about heritage

RF-5

Growing up in an area where the dominant culture differs from one’s own can lead to feelings of rejection/embarrassment of one’s culture

Respondent excerpt about the ways they attempt to reconnect to heritage cultureRespondent excerpt about the ways they attempt to reconnect to heritage culture
Respondent excerpt about the ways they attempt to reconnect to heritage culture

RF-6

People first learn about their culture through family

Respondent excerpts about how traditional foods signify comfortRespondent excerpts about how traditional foods signify comfort
Respondent excerpts about how traditional foods signify comfort

RF-9

Fusion foods reflect an individuals' multicultural identity

Respondent excerpts about how traditional foods signify comfort
Respondent excerpts about how traditional foods signify comfort

RF-10

Traditional foods represent family, celebrations, and the comfort of home

Task Analysis

A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance
Role
Year
Type

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

Task Analysis

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

Task Analysis

Task Analysis

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

Task Analysis

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

Task Analysis

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

Task Analysis

A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptanceA diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance
A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

Task Analysis

A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptanceA diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

Task Analysis

A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptanceA diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

Task Analysis

A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

Task Analysis

A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptanceA diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance
A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

Task Analysis

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

Task Analysis

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptanceA diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance
A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance

Task Analysis

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance

A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance

A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptanceA diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance
A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

Task Analysis

A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptanceA diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance
A diagram outlining the steps the user group takes in achieving cultural self-acceptance

With our research findings drawn, it was important to visualize how these means of cultural connection-making manifest. Task flows were crafted to illustrate the two most-common pathways.

Discussion

A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen
Role
Year
Type

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

Discussion

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

Discussion

Discussion

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

Discussion

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

Discussion

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

Discussion

A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen
A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

Discussion

A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

Discussion

A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

Discussion

A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

Discussion

A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen
A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

Discussion

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

Discussion

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen
A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen

Discussion

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen

A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen

A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen
A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

Discussion

A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen
A sketchy, colored illustration of an open cookbook showing a recipe for Birria Ramen

Ethnicity, race, and nationality are traditionally thought to be the source of culture, but it has been shown that food, friends, and the places that one has lived contribute significantly to one's cultural identity. From just this small sample size, it was clear that our user group has a broad range of deeply meaningful stories to tell.

Design Requirements

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories
Role

Functional (FR) & Nonfunctional (NR)

FR-3: Accurately represent the user’s identity, along all cultural dimensions

NR-3: Preserve the stories and context of fusion and family-tradition foods

Year
Type

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

Design Requirements

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

Design Requirements

Design Requirements

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

Design Requirements

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

Design Requirements

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

Design Requirements

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family storiesAn illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories
An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

Functional (FR) & Nonfunctional (NR)

FR-3: Accurately represent the user’s identity, along all cultural dimensions

NR-3: Preserve the stories and context of fusion and family-tradition foods

Design Requirements

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family storiesAn illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

Functional (FR) & Nonfunctional (NR)

FR-3: Accurately represent the user’s identity, along all cultural dimensions

NR-3: Preserve the stories and context of fusion and family-tradition foods

Design Requirements

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family storiesAn illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

Functional (FR) & Nonfunctional (NR)

FR-3: Accurately represent the user’s identity, along all cultural dimensions

NR-3: Preserve the stories and context of fusion and family-tradition foods

Design Requirements

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

Functional (FR) & Nonfunctional (NR)

FR-3: Accurately represent the user’s identity, along all cultural dimensions

NR-3: Preserve the stories and context of fusion and family-tradition foods

Design Requirements

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family storiesAn illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories
An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

Functional (FR) & Nonfunctional (NR)

FR-3: Accurately represent the user’s identity, along all cultural dimensions

NR-3: Preserve the stories and context of fusion and family-tradition foods

Design Requirements

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family storiesAn illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories
An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

Functional (FR) & Nonfunctional (NR)

FR-3: Accurately represent the user’s identity, along all cultural dimensions

NR-3: Preserve the stories and context of fusion and family-tradition foods

Design Requirements

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family storiesAn illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories
An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

Design Requirements

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

Functional (FR) & Nonfunctional (NR)

FR-3: Accurately represent the user’s identity, along all cultural dimensions

NR-3: Preserve the stories and context of fusion and family-tradition foods

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family storiesAn illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories
An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family storiesAn illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

Functional (FR) & Nonfunctional (NR)

FR-3: Accurately represent the user’s identity, along all cultural dimensions

NR-3: Preserve the stories and context of fusion and family-tradition foods

Design Requirements

An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family storiesAn illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories
An illustration of a family scrapbooking together to preserve family stories

The team began to refine its understanding of our findings into various functional and nonfunctional requirements that an intervention would need to meet in order to successfully address the target user group’s goals. In total, 3 functional requirements and 4 nonfunctional requirements were defined. For brevity, the following are the functional and nonfunctional requirements most strongly associated with our findings.

Functional (FR) & Nonfunctional (NR)

FR-3: Accurately represent the user’s identity, along all cultural dimensions

NR-3: Preserve the stories and context of fusion and family-tradition foods

Ideation Sessions

The team brainstorming and sketching
Role

Crazy 8’s

Two rounds of Crazy 8’s were conducted. Sketches were imported into a digital whiteboard and were synthesized into 10 distinct design concepts.

Year
Type

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

Ideation Sessions

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

Ideation Sessions

Ideation Sessions

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

Ideation Sessions

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

Ideation Sessions

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

Ideation Sessions

The team brainstorming and sketchingThe team brainstorming and sketching
The team brainstorming and sketching

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

Digital whiteboard with sketches placed on a grid with sticky notes The team brainstorming and sketching
Digital whiteboard with sketches placed on a grid with sticky notes

Crazy 8’s

Two rounds of Crazy 8’s were conducted. Sketches were imported into a digital whiteboard and were synthesized into 10 distinct design concepts.

Ideation Sessions

The team brainstorming and sketchingThe team brainstorming and sketching

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

Digital whiteboard with sketches placed on a grid with sticky notes The team brainstorming and sketching

Crazy 8’s

Two rounds of Crazy 8’s were conducted. Sketches were imported into a digital whiteboard and were synthesized into 10 distinct design concepts.

Ideation Sessions

The team brainstorming and sketchingThe team brainstorming and sketching

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

The team brainstorming and sketchingDigital whiteboard with sketches placed on a grid with sticky notes

Crazy 8’s

Two rounds of Crazy 8’s were conducted. Sketches were imported into a digital whiteboard and were synthesized into 10 distinct design concepts.

Ideation Sessions

The team brainstorming and sketching

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

The team brainstorming and sketching

Crazy 8’s

Two rounds of Crazy 8’s were conducted. Sketches were imported into a digital whiteboard and were synthesized into 10 distinct design concepts.

Ideation Sessions

The team brainstorming and sketchingThe team brainstorming and sketching
The team brainstorming and sketching

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

Digital whiteboard with sketches placed on a grid with sticky notes Digital whiteboard with sketches placed on a grid with sticky notes
Digital whiteboard with sketches placed on a grid with sticky notes

Crazy 8’s

Two rounds of Crazy 8’s were conducted. Sketches were imported into a digital whiteboard and were synthesized into 10 distinct design concepts.

Ideation Sessions

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

Ideation Sessions

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

The team brainstorming and sketchingThe team brainstorming and sketching
The team brainstorming and sketching

Ideation Sessions

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

Crazy 8’s

Two rounds of Crazy 8’s were conducted. Sketches were imported into a digital whiteboard and were synthesized into 10 distinct design concepts.

The team brainstorming and sketching

The team brainstorming and sketching

The team brainstorming and sketchingThe team brainstorming and sketching
The team brainstorming and sketching

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

The team brainstorming and sketchingThe team brainstorming and sketching
Digital whiteboard with sketches placed on a grid with sticky notes

Crazy 8’s

Two rounds of Crazy 8’s were conducted. Sketches were imported into a digital whiteboard and were synthesized into 10 distinct design concepts.

Ideation Sessions

The team brainstorming and sketchingThe team brainstorming and sketching
The team brainstorming and sketching

Brainstorming

Members used drawings, jottings, and conversation to ideate on design concepts. Ideas did not go into specific detail, but instead gestured to potential requirements, outcomes, and metaphors.

Digital whiteboard with sketches placed on a grid with sticky notes Digital whiteboard with sketches placed on a grid with sticky notes
Digital whiteboard with sketches placed on a grid with sticky notes

Crazy 8’s

Two rounds of Crazy 8’s were conducted. Sketches were imported into a digital whiteboard and were synthesized into 10 distinct design concepts.

Concepts

A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions
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The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

Concepts

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

Concepts

Concepts

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

Concepts

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

Concepts

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

Concepts

A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessionsA collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions
A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

Concepts

A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessionsA collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

Concepts

A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessionsA collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

Concepts

A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

Concepts

A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessionsA collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions
A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

Concepts

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

Concepts

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessionsA collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions
A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions

Concepts

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions

A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions

A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessionsA collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions
A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

Concepts

A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessionsA collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions
A collection of rough sketches, diagrams, and notes as a result of our ideation sessions

The team brainstormed how each concept could have the most potential for success in terms of meeting our design requirements, and how each could develop further into a coherent user narrative. The team also noted which concepts were the most exciting to pursue further.

Boxtie

A sketch of boxes that contain recipes, goodies, and holiday themed items
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Boxtie

Boxtie

Boxtie

Boxtie

A sketch of boxes that contain recipes, goodies, and holiday themed items

A sketch of boxes that contain recipes, goodies, and holiday themed items

A sketch of boxes that contain recipes, goodies, and holiday themed items A sketch of boxes that contain recipes, goodies, and holiday themed items
A sketch of boxes that contain recipes, goodies, and holiday themed items

Storyboard

Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.
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Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.

Storyboard

Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.

Storyboard

Storyboard

Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.

Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.
Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.

Storyboard

Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.

Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.
Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.

Storyboard

Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.

Storyboard

Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.
Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.

Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.

Storyboard

Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.

Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.

Storyboard

Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.

Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.

Storyboard

Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.

Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.

Storyboard

Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.
Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.

Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.

Storyboard

Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.

Storyboard

Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.

Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.
Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.

Storyboard

Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.

Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.

Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.

Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.
Storyboard depicting a girl struggling with her mixed race identity in social contexts. She then receives a box that includes recipes originating from her heritage as well as goodies that reflect her current interests.

Through storyboarding, our top concept emerged: Boxtie was chosen as the design that had the greatest potential to help our user group meet their goals in self-development and cultural exchange in regards to their complex, multicultural identities.