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Electrolux

2D Smart Kitchen

3 Stage - Visual Development

The wall mounted 2D Smart Kitchen prepares automatically your meals. It gives more space and time for each other and makes you a perfect cooked dinner

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  • 2D Smart Kitchen - Stage - Visual Development
  • 2D Smart Kitchen - Stage - Visual Development
  • 2D Smart Kitchen - Stage - Visual Development
  • 2D Smart Kitchen - Stage - Visual Development
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  • 2D Smart Kitchen - Stage - Visual Development
  • 2D Smart Kitchen - Stage - Visual Development
  • 2D Smart Kitchen - Stage - Visual Development
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  • 2D Smart Kitchen - Stage - Visual Development
  • 2D Smart Kitchen - Stage - Visual Development
  • 2D Smart Kitchen - Stage - Visual Development
  • 2D Smart Kitchen - Stage - Visual Development
  • 2D Smart Kitchen - Stage - Visual Development
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Expert feedback, stage 3

The development work of the concept is very detailed and thorough. In the last stage you could concentrate on developing and explaining one main functionality in more detail. Good luck in the competition!

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2 Stage - Concept Development

Developing my design to get the best out of it, I focused on consumer needs, friendliness and functional aspects portrayed in more detail.

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My most important goal is to save time and space, to can create more time and space for friends and family. Next to this I want to make cooking easier and more comfortable so it becomes accessible for everyone. Where everyone can create healthy and culinary meals. This is achieved with the help of the intelligent recipe advisor and cooking machines. The recipe advisor knows what is in your fridge and knows what you have eaten before. So it suggests recipes with the contents of your fridge and gives advice for a healthy varied eating pattern. You can also search for new recipes in the online database. When foods are about to expire, it will warn you, so less food goes to waste.

It is possible to connect your phone with the recipe advisor through an app. This way you can choose a recipe from your workplace and the Smart Kitchen will inform you what ingredients you will still need to buy. This way you can purchase the groceries on the way home or use the app to order ingredients and have them delivered.

The kitchen machines are incorporated in the wall and the space around them is an interactive screen. The interaction is by motion capture, touch and voice control. This screen will let you choose recipes and show you which ingredients you need and in which machine to add them. When all the ingredients are added, the Smart Kitchen will prepare a perfectly cooked meal. It will let you know when the food is ready and you can take the trays / bowl out and serve them on the table. Whilst having a nice dinner, the kitchen will clean itself. The machine doors, made out of flexible OLED displays, become atmospheric lighting where different colors fade through slowly. You can choose the colors depending on your mood.

All the machines have built-in scanners and weighing scales. This design is based on basic components needed for the general cooking. For more precise needs, it can be expanded by more specific machines or kitchen accessories.
The 2D Smart Kitchen is an eco friendly kitchen. It will use the heat from the machines to warm up the house and recycles the water after being filtered from the water boiler and waterjet cutter to clean the kitchen after cooking.

I believe this product will save up space, time and frustration in the kitchen, but also resources, by being more efficient with food and energy.
The time and effort that is being freed up by this device can be put to good use and spent with your family and friends instead of behind the counter. This is what social cooking means to me.

Expert feedback, stage 2

This wall mounted kitchen solution cooks, cleans and saves space – very appealing offer for future shrinking households. In the visual development stage you will also have the chance to showcase functionality details; how will the appliances prepare the food?

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1 Stage - My concept

The wall mounted 2D Smart Kitchen prepares automatically your meals. It gives you more space, more time for each other and makes you a perfect cooked dinner.

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A kitchen takes up a lot of space and cooking a healthy meal takes a lot of time. Instead of a 3D kitchen I designed a 2D Smart Kitchen. Everything is incorporated in the wall, including fridges with different temperatures and oxygen free storage for the food. Built in scanners will monitor the expiration dates and the interactive touch screen alerts you when a product is about to expire. It suggests recipes from your current contents to use up the expiring goods. Select a recipe and the interactive screen tells you which ingredients to use and which steps and machines are required.
When all the ingredients are added, the smart kitchen will prepare a perfect cooked meal for you. After cooking the meal the kitchen will clean itself, during and after this time it becomes an atmospheric lighting.

Description machines:
Each machine has built in displays and weighing scales.
Cutting machine: scans the food and cuts the selected shape with a water jett cutter.
Combi oven: the oven has different compartments: steamoven, fan oven and a microwave. Above is a small compartment for herbs, the Smart Kitchen can dispense these over the food.
Water boiler/hob: The boiler has a (boiling) water supply and a blender built in, both can be used individually or together. Allowing quick and easy production of sauces, soups, smoothies, coffees or general boiling. Above is a small compartment for herbs, bouillon, powders, coffee pods etc., which the Smart Kitchen will dispense automatically.

Expert feedback, stage 1

Clever space saving concept idea of a kitchen solution. We would like to hear more about the consumer insights behind the concept and how the concept and design can be developed from a user perspective.

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2013-08-01 | No Comments

Special light in the 2D Smart Kitchen frigde can improve the taste of fruit and vegetables

After doing some more research in depth, I found out that light intensity and wavelength can improve the taste of fruit and vegetables. This discovery has been done by American scientists. Light of specific wavelengths has an influence on organic compounds which also determine the taste of plants and fruits.
Possibly, this discovery is very interesting for the 2D Smart Kitchen fridge and oxygen free storage. Where the vegetables even improve their taste whilst being stored.

Postharvest Biology and Technology research article :

http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/ipi/pubs/colquhoun_pbt_2013.pdf



2013-07-30 | No Comments

The Internet of Things

The 2D Smart Kitchen got built-in smart appliances who communicate with each other and gives the consumer a personalized satisfied experience.
These movies give a perfect example how everything will be connected in the future and communicate with each other.



2013-06-06 | No Comments

2D Smart Kitchen concept

A kitchen takes up a lot of space, and cooking a healthy meal takes a lot of time. Instead of a 3D kitchen I designed a 2D Smart Kitchen. Everything is incorporated in to the wall, including fridges with different temperatures and oxygen free storage for the food. Built in scanners will monitor the expiration dates and the interactive touch screen alerts you when a product is about to expire. It suggests recipes from your current contents to use up the expiring goods. Select a recipe and the interactive screen tells you which ingredients to use and which steps and machines are required.
When all the ingredients are added, the smart kitchen will prepare a perfectly cooked meal for you. After cooking the meal the smart kitchen will clean itself. When not in use, the entire wall serves as controllable atmospheric lighting.

I believe this product will save space, time and frustration in the kitchen, but also resources, by being more efficient with food and energy. It is also a very good way to encourage our consumption of fresh, healthy foods and to prepare them with precision, for optimal taste and to preserve the most nutrients.
The time and effort that is being freed up by this device can be put to good use and spent with your friends and family instead of behind the counter. This is what social cooking means to me.

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2013-06-06 | No Comments

Waterjet cutting machine

This machine cleans and cuts your food to the required shape and size for your recipe, via waterjet cutting technology. The waterjet is an articulated arm that can move in all directions.
First place your food firmly on the pins at the bottom of the machine. The machine will then scan and recognize your food, and you can then choose if you want it peeled, sliced or diced. If there are any undesirable parts of the food present, such as bruised parts, seeds, stems and pits, these will be cut off and washed away automatically. The waste parts are washed away and ground up to be flushed down the drain.
When the cutting is complete, the pins will retract and you can take your food and the cutting tray out.
Technical dishes like carpaccio and sashimi, or tedious tasks like peeling potatoes and pitting cherries are a thing of the past with this cutting machine. It makes it easy and fool proof to eat fresh ingredients at home.

  • Waterjet cutting machine
  • Waterjet cutting machine
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2013-06-06 | No Comments

Water boiler / Hob / Blender

This machine can make soups, sauces, purees, smoothies and does general boiling for dishes such as pasta. Image 1 shows the induction cooking plate. It is shaped like as half a sphere, the extra warming surface will heat up the cooking bowl faster. The bowl itself has a drain that can open and close by turning as shown in image 2. The machine will automatically turn the drain to open or close it. The bowl is shaped to easily pour the contents out in your plates. As you can see in image 3 and 4, the machine also has a retractable hood and blender. The circular hood dispenses (boiling) water and spices, and also acts as a barrier to prevent splatter when blending. The blender has different attachments, such as a whisk and a dough hook.

  • Water boiler / Hob / Blender
  • Water boiler / Hob / Blender
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2013-06-06 | No Comments

Fridge, Oxygen free storage and freezer

These appliances preserve the food in the best possible way. The Smart kitchen indicates which compartment is the most suitable for optimal storage of each type of food. This is completed (done) by scanning your grocery receipt or by selecting the type of food you want to store.
At the top you find the Oxygen free storage where fruit and vegetables can stay fresh for over a year.
The freezer is in the middle, and at the bottom there are refrigerated shelves. You can adjust the temperature of each shelf individually via the touch screen commands.
All the doors are made of translucent smart glass. Every appliance has built-in LED lighting so the contents will be visible at a glance when needed.
All the compartments have scans built in. These will monitor the expiration dates and the interactive touch screen alerts you when a product is about to expire. It suggests recipes from your current contents to use up the expiring goods.

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