Umea Institute of Design
A smart and stylish oven interface that is designed for every home cook.
For both the analogue and tech-sevy user.
Various contemporary ovens offer an increasing amount of options to cook, bake or defrost food with. Additionally, the integration of (touch-) screens makes the interaction more complicated. This is especially a problem when users only use a limited amount of functions.
The prototyping was centred around Low Fidelity (LO-FI) prototypes. These helped in user dialogues as the user can move the components and it allows for more valued feedback form the users.
I constructed various prototypes to test with the users. In the end my final design was chosen and altered to align with the insights and preferences of the team.
The timer function is not used by all users.
Most of the users only use two options, conventional top and bottom heat and the fan.
The temperature progress bar, which shows that the oven is heating up, is a desirable feature.
Physical buttons create a good overview for the users.
The insights and user tests led to the development of an analogue oven with smart phone compatibility. Thereby combining the best of both worlds.
Preheat the oven and control oven settings while you are away.
View the progress of your food from the oven's internal camera.
Import recipes from the web, scan images, or write your own.
Search for quick cooking guidelines.