In our busy lives it often seems that there are not enough hours in the day to complete everything that needs to be done, often making it very difficult for individuals to prepare, cook and eat their own homecooked meals. This often leads to individuals buying fast food or eating heavily processed pre-packaged food. This is particularly problematic for individuals in small spaces who don't have space to store appliances.
Opportunity lies in creating an appliance designed for individuals living in small spaces that requires minimal time and effort for meal prep.
Embarking on this project, we studied various kitchen appliances by journey mapping different cooking processes. We were able to gain through an understanding of the various kitchen cooking processes as well as the different contexts that products may be used in relation to demographics and living situations of users.
The research was done in a group, members include: Kelsey Rozon, Paul Daniel,Tatum Dietrich
Slow cooker sizes on Market
Interfaces on Market
Ideation and Testing
I wanted to create an appliance that could be set apart from other slow cookers and fondue machines on the market, in order to do this, I decided to design an appliance that would stir food continually.
The various pictures show models created to explore interface, form, size, and perform user testing. The results of these tests dictated the final size, interface, and form.
No moving parts
Provides two functions
Various colour options allow for users to select their own "unique" appliance and help create emotional durability
How it works
When designing the navigation, it was necessary to include aspects of analog. When using analog devices, users are always able to see what setting they left their products. Incorporating this into the digital display was important.
All previous setting remain visible to user at all times.