“What Sounds Good Today?” is a conversational tool that facilitates discussion with students about how they choose their meals on campus. With this piece I hope to learn more about how students navigate through the decision-making process, and furthermore, how particular constraints and limitations work together to affect those decisions.
Intended for use in the field, this piece is a result of questions that stemmed from the research and interviews conducted over the past few months with Cal State Dominguez Hills. I was immediately drawn to the Loker Student Union, where fast food companies appeared to have monopolized the entire space. Given these limitations, I became curious how students make decisions. The intent isn’t to measure precisely, but instead serves as a tool to engage conversation surrounding the food decision-making process.
By using audio, we are able to “hear a thought process” as it happens, and begin to physicalize something that’s essentially unquantifiable.