What makes me remember a dinner some years ago in some far away place, but not be able to recall what I ate last night? While I'm trying to answer that, check out this talk on MAD Food. Psychologist, Paul Rozin shares about the science or non-science of a memorable meal.
Underlinings from the Rituals of Dinner by Margaret Visser.
If I want to design for eating, I have to understand the way we behave - and currently we behave around a table (that's my own assumption). Rather than make another cup, bowl, plate, to go on that table I'd like to ask what our "present requirements" are. The challenge is how to undertake this research and how to tactilely measure the results? My first instinct is to look at the table, where the eating takes place.