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Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Rong Li
Design Type: Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Academy of Art University
Team Members: Rong Li
Uni-Dine is a dining alone system that provides attentive service for solo diners, who do not enjoy but have to dine alone, to improve their dining alone experiences. It will reduce their embarrassment, loneliness, and homesickness. Especially in China because Chinese people are influenced by their traditional dining cultural background, which is dining together. In China, Chinese people used to prefer eating together than dining alone because they enjoy being in a noisy atmosphere and a lively crowd. However, more and more Chinese move to other cities for their jobs. They have to leave their families, live alone, and dine alone. Some of them will be easy to miss home, feel lonely and embarrassed when they eat alone outside. UNI-DINE can offer solo diners, who do not enjoy but have to eat alone in a restaurant, a relaxed and comfortable dining alone environment. There are four options for restaurant owners to meet different requirements. Such as a dining table for an individual, a dining table with partitions for privacy, a splicing dining table for serving a pair of diners, and eight different styles of dining tables that are from the cultural elements of Chinese eight regional cuisines.