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Electrolux

Atomium

3 Stage - Visual Development

Atomium is a product focused on children and their family. It turns the moment of eating into an enjoyable, creative and healthy activity.

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  • Atomium - Stage - Visual Development
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  • Atomium - Stage - Visual Development
  • Atomium - Stage - Visual Development
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Expert feedback, stage 3

Very inspiring way for kids to use their creativity and to combine that with food. Atomium scans a 2D drawing and turns that in to a 3D model. In the next stage can you describe a bit more how this is done and what ingredient the contents of the “molecules” capsules are. Good luck in the competition!

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2 Stage - Concept Development

Atomium is a food 3D printer that develops meals based on the users' desires of flavor and shape of their food. The home appliance utilizes molecules

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1. SUMMARY
Atomium is a food 3D printer that develops meals based on the users' desires of flavor and shape of their food.The kids show a sketch or an object to create the desired aesthetic meal.
Atomium will recognize this object/sketch by scanning it and then print it, choosing molecular ingredients to construct nutritional balance for user´s body, based on user´s medical data.
The home appliance is a concept that stimulates children to have a health meal and to prepare their own food. The product uses a fingerdigital identification to recognize the user and connect itself with newest personal data, such as medical checkup and daily activities that can influence the nutritional balance of the user´s body.
2. DESCRIPTION
The concept Atomium is based on a future trend of family's behavior. In the future the family's woman and man will be busier with their works, jobs and appointments; therefore they will have limited time to take care of their kids. This fact leverages on children's care, such as, in education and home activities.
Thus children will need to learn how to develop activities at home prematurely, such as filling their daily time and preparing their own food. However, in parallel with this last fact there is the common culture of "kitchen is not a safe place for children".
Atomium helps children to prepare their food in a safe way, letting parents free from preoccupation and can make a nutritional balance of the child´s requested meal through the user´s fingerdigital identification.
The concept Atomium is a product that also tries to solve social interaction problems: children involvement and family integration. The first interaction between children is motivated by the experience exchange of Atomium use, though discussion of flavor decision, aesthetic development and ways of eating. The second interaction is the family integration process.The process of cooking and eating in family is divided by steps and tasks, which segregate the family’s moment. The mother has to cook two kinds of meal, one for the adults and other for the kid; and after that has to give food and take care of the child while the father is eating. For the child, eat is a boring activity that is made as an obligation.
Below are the interaction use context of Atomium:
1. Poking the machine is the way of turning it on. Atomium will shine, showing the inside lights. Though touching the product, it automatically recognize the user and identify his personal data, such as medical checkup and daily activities. These data are analyzed by the machine to construct a nutritional and healthy food for the child.
2. User/Child will pronounce to the machine his desired meal flavor, by saying it aloud
3. User/child will show/do to Atomium a draw, picture, sculpture or object for the desired aesthetic of the food and the product will prepare the meal based on the information showed. The product can also identify orders by visual and sonorous requests.
4. Though understanding the user’s wish, Atomium will connect this information to the personal data identified. That way will construct the meal by choosing molecular ingredients to make a nutritional balance meal for the better health of the user.
The product makes possible to socialize the food preparation, by discussing flavor, texture and aesthetic of each member of the family. Though using the creativity of all members to create the food the process incentivize the integration of the family in the meal moment, by motivating the constructing of food as well as the pleasure of eating by all members of family (including kids).

Expert feedback, stage 2

There is good thought behind the interaction and consumer need of the product. When developing your detailed concept visuals, please take into consideration the realistic proportions needed for a 3D printer to function. It would be good to see how the food processing happens; how does the food get in and out of the product.

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1 Stage - My concept

Atomium is a 3D printer that uses molecular ingredients to construct food layer by layer. The product helps children prepare their own food in a fun way.

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Atomium is a product that helps children to prepare their own food at home incentivating them to a healthy and safety way of feeding. The 3D printer connects individual informations of the kids by searching their database of medical and activities datas.
The child can choose his own taste and aesthetic food by speaking and showing a reference image to the machine. By conecting this information to the databases, Atomium can prepare balanced fun food printing it layer by layer.
This way incentivates kids to have fun and eat healthy, exchanging experiences with other kids and family, as well as can provide an emotional experience that will remain in mind with the person even when grown up.
This product incentivate heatly feeding, youth creativity, experience exchanges, as well as social involvement, emotional memories and consequently fidelity to the brand Electrolux.

Expert feedback, stage 1

This is a good and inventive approach to 3D printing with children as a target group. It would be interesting to hear more about how the children interact with the object and how does this affect the design and functionality of the product.

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