food and stuff
  • Project.Food & Stuff is an app that simplifies the essential task of doing groceries and going to the pharmacy – protecting both store employees and consumers in a way that facilitates efficient collaboration, despite reducing face-to-face interaction.
  • Role.Designer
  • Tasks.Ideation, Prototyping
  • Tools.Adobe XD
  • Team.One developer

While staying at our aunt’s place, we noticed her avoiding doing groceries due to fear of the risk that simple task now holds. The stores are crowded, people are prone to passing the virus easily to others, and shelves are pretty sparse at the moment anyway. We noticed that picking up prescriptions or medicine while you’re ill also puts you in a dangerous position.

Users are able to create shopping lists in the app like they normally would (e.g. you list out: bread, milk, bananas). Based on previous purchases, Food & Stuff will fill up a shopping cart at your grocery store of choice in your location with the 2% Horizon Milk, focaccia, and organic bananas you intended to buy. You can add additional items and change how many of each thing you’d like in your shopping cart before proceeding to order, as well as create and share multiple lists (so you can shop for your neighbor too!). You then choose a time window to pick up your food and are given a number to display in your dashboard upon arrival. When you get to the store, you simply open your trunk and the store employee will bring your groceries to you. You’ll be able to pay for your purchase right from the driver’s seat. The same process through this app would apply to your pharmacy.

On the opposite side, the stores involved would have a system to track and fill incoming orders. An alert system would notify both parties when orders have been received, when they’ve been completed, when drivers have left their homes, when drivers have arrived, etc.