Changing Salty Food Preferences with Visual and Textual Explanations in a Search Interface

Arngeir Berge, Vegard Velle Sjøen, A.D. Starke, Christoph Trattner

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Salt is consumed at too high levels in the general population, causing high blood pressure and related health problems. In this paper, we present results of ongoing research that tries to reduce salt intake via technology and in particular from an interface perspective. In detail, this paper features results of a study that examines the extent to which visual and textual explanations in a search interface can change salty food preferences. An online user study with 200 participants demonstrates that this is possible in food search results by accompanying recipes with a visual taste map that includes salt-replacer herbs and spices in the calculation of salty taste.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM IUI 2021 Workshops
EditorsDorota Glowacka, Vinayak Krishnamurthy
Place of PublicationAachen, Germany
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
EventACM IUI 2021 Workshops - College Station, United States
Duration: 13 Apr 202117 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM IUI Workshops
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073


ConferenceACM IUI 2021 Workshops
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCollege Station


  • Food Preferences
  • Salt
  • Sodium Replacement
  • Search Interface
  • Explanations


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