smaak: an app for children






Smaak is an application with a target audience of (dutch speaking) children from 6 to 10. This fictional app was designed to raise awareness in children and their taste. This school assignment was very fun to work on and provided me and my classmate Silke De Bontridder with challenges we hadn’t faced before. We decided to only work with the fifth and most recently discovered taste: umami. Throughout the app, which consists of a series of games, children meet exciting characters, environments and food products. Interactive loading screens (Patatjes Hakken!) and helpful language (Jeej!) provide the children with a happy environment to learn about their tastes, and the foods they never even knew existed.