Rice Cooker Interactive Prototype

Cardboard modeling of a rice cooker with interactive cooking guide
Physical Prototyping, Interaction Design
Oct 2018

Quick Summary

  • Cooking perfect rice, and other rice-cooker recipes, is a difficult task for beginners. It is hard to estimate the right amount of ingredients and water for the desired serving size. Knowing how long to let it cook is also a problem.
  • This rice cooker design aims to address that problem by having an on-screen interactive cooking guide and a light-projected level line to show how much ingredients to add to the pot.
  • The prototype was deisgned in SolidWorks, built with cardboard, laser cut, and hand-assembled.
  • The prototype was then tested with users with wizard-of-oz techniques to see whether the idea is viable and find ways to improve.

My Roles

  • Solo Project: Designed the interaction, built the prototype, and tested the prototype.

Details

Team Tae Prasongpongchai (Me)
Tools Storyboarding, ­Wireframing, ­Cardboard Modeling, ­Solidworks, ­(Informal) Usability Testing
Purpose N/A
Timeline Oct 2018

The Problem

Cooking perfect rice, and other rice-cooker recipes, is a difficult task for beginners. It is hard to estimate the right amount for the desired serving size and hard to know how long to cook.

More details coming soon.