Studio José de la O explores how product design might influence on eating patterns through a collection of hypothetical objects that focuses on a specific eating disorder.
The way we consume food is heavily influenced on the tools and objects we use. Size, color, and the usability of our eating artefacts can influence on creating consumption patterns that might cause overeating.
Inspired on the research by various behavioural psychologists, this project is an exploration of how product design might influence on eating patterns, through a collection of hypothetical objects that focuses on a specific eating disorde: an hypothetical collection of tableware that manipulates our eating behaviour.
Portion Distortion is part of the initiative inside Studio José de la O called “Project Friday”, where every collaborator at the studio is encouraged to develop a project by researching on an interesting topic that not necessarily has to have a design direction. The outcome ends up as a non-comercial design project that might challenge traditional design.