2016. A research and design project focused on challenges to sharing food and food-related responsibilities at home. Our design team used my 20-member cooperative household, Divine House Cooperative, as the primary case study so as to be able to prototype, pilot and iterate more readily. Catalyzed by Ideo.org's Human-Centered Design course and stoked by longitudinal and embedded research, we undertook a research phase that also included a series of stakeholder and expert interviews, a group workshop, and an online survey of 25 other shared households.
After synthesizing some primary findings from this research, we mobilized around three key insights to develop and test prototypes for response. We collected feedback on these prototypes and are now developing pilot programs: an open-source Household Food Workshop Guide that will be shared out through a lightweight website; a live prototype of the Guide with 2-3 other households; and a Pilot Household Food Workshop.