So, I have a funny, border-UX question...

My friend will have a wedding soon. I'm the best man or whatever it's called - organizer.

We'll have some users called guests. Some will travel a long way (a few hours of commuting), while others will join us in the city.

Let's measure their satisfaction by measuring how hungry they are.

I guess we could measure it by calories gained and calories burnt (dancing, logistics, general decline while chatting).

I'm trying to build a kind of "user journey" and I'd like to see where to place each course through the day. For this, I'm trying to build a chart.


  • Where could I find charts of a "general day"?
  • What is the scientific definition of hungriness, and where could I find it? What causes its symptoms? What's the easiest model for it?
  • What else should be calculated in in order to make this model as simple as possible yet sufficient?

Hope this fits the format/topic of the site.

  • There are scientific definitions of calories needed for specific types of work, see for instance some NASA docs. However, I seriously doubt a wedding can be considered "a general day", unless you are forced to attend a string of them. For one thing, alcohol consumption is a major factor... – Deer Hunter May 14 '13 at 7:11

Like pain, hunger is entirely subjective until you have measurable physical symptoms.

When I say I'm hungry, I haven't eaten in about a day and I need food. When my girlfriend says she's hungry, it means thad she hasn't eaten for about 2-3 hours and feels like a snack.

So, to try and get around this a little, I would present hunger in terms of something measurable, like how much you could eat now. You could also make this fun :) I would suggest a scale of hunger with objects in a range stating

I could eat:

1) enter image description here ... other objects ... 5) enter image description here

  • Thx :) I already have a male and a female persona. However, I'm thinking about having a timeline chart of 24 hours, with "I'm literally starving" and "I can't even look at food" as edge cases for each. We'd likely serve main courses only after the effects of appetizers wore off a bit. I know this is a bit of "half-scientific", perhaps even pseudo-scientific, but that's the fun part, isn't it?:) – Aadaam May 14 '13 at 2:19
  • @Aadaam If everything were scientific there would be little fun in the world :) Please me know how this works out. – JohnGB May 14 '13 at 2:42

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