Behaviour change is about challenging peoples perceptions. What is food? do we know or are we guessing?
Balancing bowls is a series of 3d printed balancing bowls and preparation boards designed to be customised to specific dietary requirements. The simple form is dictated by the notion of eating a balanced diet as the ceramic bowls only balance when they have the appropriate portion of food in them.
The bowls are generated through a parametric model and the volume is dictated by the user’s body mass index and activity level. The bowls are then 3d printed in ceramics or glass blown and cut depending on the users’ preference.
The minimal measuring bowls are accompanied by an American ash chopping board which visually helps the user to plan out their meal ensuring they have a combination of protein, carbohydrates and fruit and vegetables. The chopping board can then be flipped and used as an eating board which has a simple CNC routed cavity with a personalized volume to suit the user.
A beautiful, simple yet personal approach to a global health issue shows us how the customizable nature of parametric modelling, 3d printing and CNC manufacturing can influence people’s habits and behavior