Special Issue "Consumer Psychology and Food Design"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: consumer science; sensory evaluation; sensory analysis of foods; instrumental flavour analysis; sensory perception; food science; food chemistry; pulse electric field; high-pressure processing; non-thermal technologies; meat and seafood products
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Arla Foods Innovation Centre, Agro Food Park 19, Aarhus N 8200, Denmark
Interests: Food science; Consumer behaviour; Sensory evaluation; Crossmodal sensory interactions; Emotion measurements; Psychophysiology measurements; Food product design
Background: Consumer psychology and food product design are inextricably linked as current food trends that dictate recent product innovations in terms of structure, composition, safety, and packaging of food are strongly influenced by consumer needs. Consumer needs play a big role when designing food products with added value. With increasing health awareness amongst consumers, there is currently more demand for functional foods that are either fortified to increase nutritional value, plant-based, minimally processed, and healthy for adults, children and the elderly. In addition, the consumer product experience in terms of aesthetics and emotional responses can also influence food product design.
Aim and Scope: This Special Issue invites researchers in the relevant field to submit original research and systematic reviews to expand knowledge in the field of product development, food product design, and consumer sensory perception and psychology.
History: Consumer-driven product development, which started in the early 1990s, recognised the importance of understanding consumers' current and future needs when developing new value-added food products. With increased globalisation, changes in consumers’ economic and social lives have greatly influenced food choice and behaviour. Hence, a deeper understanding of the role that consumer behaviour and psychology play in food product design is increasingly vital for food companies to be successful and thrive in current modern markets.
Cutting-Edge Research: Newly-developed technologies in food product development to address consumers’ concerns and needs. Food perception and multisensory aspects. Functional food development.
What kind of papers we are soliciting: Consumer-driven product development and optimisation; role of sensory perception, emotion, and consumer preferences in food product design; interdisciplinary papers in the area of culinary science, gastronomy, nutrition, business, and marketing that will also contribute to the growing body of knowledge in the area of consumer psychology and food product design.
Prof. Dr. Nazimah Hamid
Dr. Kevin Kantono
Manuscript Submission Information
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- consumer psychology
- consumer behavior
- consumer trends
- sensory quality and perception
- food design
- product development
- food product optimisation