According to research, having a hurried lunch at your computer is not good for productivity or wellbeing. Making lunch a social activity reduces stress levels and could increase productivity. My project has explored the barriers to taking a proper lunch break and uncovered one reason why people do not go out for lunch is that they cannot find the right person to eat lunch with. I have suggested a ‘matching system’ where people can be alerted to people with similar interests who are available to ‘do lunch’
I have used a range of research techniques including literature reviews, interviews, workshops with key stakeholders and bodystorming and prototyping.