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Analyzing and controlling food waste inside supermarkets.Evaluation of implemented prototype to connect supermarkets with charities. Case study: Kosovo’s supermarkets
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of computer science and media technology (CM), Department of Media Technology.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Food waste is considered to be a big problem worldwide. Different research projects have been done within this area in order to find ways that can help reduce this problem. This thesis addresses the problem of food waste in the supermarkets of Kosovo, by identifying the amounts of food waste in 3 supermarkets of this region. In addition, it explores the possibility of connection between supermarkets and charity organizations by using a developed prototype that corresponds to the field of web technologies. The prototype is implemented based on the feedback of supermarket workers. Interviews with open-ended questions were realized with supermarket workers and charity organization workers in order to identify the best medium that can be used to connect them. The prototype is realized using Wordpress, and evaluated first using the SUS questionnaire. Furthermore, it is also evaluated by performing usability test with supermarket and charity organization workers. The participants were asked to perform different tasks during the evaluation. The study shows that the use of the developed prototype reduces the amount of food waste in supermarkets. Furthermore, it successfully connects charity organizations with supermarkets. In addition, it provides a new way of controlling expiry dates of items resulting in reduction of waste inside supermarkets.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 78
Keywords [en]
Food waste, supermarkets, charity organizations, technology, prototype, usability testing, user experience.
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Media and Communication Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77924OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-77924DiVA, id: diva2:1250119
Subject / course
Media Technology
Educational program
Social Media and Web Technologies, Master Programme, 120 credits
Presentation
2018-08-30, D2272, Vaxjo, 16:00 (English)
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Available from: 2018-09-26 Created: 2018-09-21 Last updated: 2018-09-26Bibliographically approved

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