Parsons School of Design

BFA Communication Design

Thesis 2013

Yvonne Romano
A Lot on Our Plate
Yvonne Romano
A Lot on Our Plate

A Lot on Our Plate is an interactive digital narrative, accompanied by three short animations, that raises awareness about where our food comes from and how it is manufactured; alternatives to consider when buying; and best ways to handle food once you get it home. It seeks to provide insight into our food system in which it exists today. It’s a call to action to move away from the growth and negative impacts of the industrial food industry, and to return to less industrialized methods of farming, in favor of a food system that is environmentally sustainable, culturally and socially beneficial, promoting ecologically minded thinking, and healthy eating habits. It takes a fresh, playful approach to sharing insight about our food choices and how to keep the foods we consume, ourselves, our community, and the environment safer. The project attempts to bring food into a playful context, liberating it from ‘cold’ numbers and facts, cryptic spreadsheets, and text-heavy representations, in hopes to create a less intimidating, easily digestible, fun, healthy relationship with food awareness: something that takes ‘food’ with an approach of child-like amusement and playfulness, yet still provides essential

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