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chopspeaks

3 Stage - Visual Development

Chopspeaks helps you to discovery the beauty of eastern culinary culture
and develop healthy eating habits.

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2 Stage - Concept Development

Chopspeaks is a service system which could help you to discovery the beauty of eastern culinary culture and develop healthy eating habits

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Based on observation I found that my foreign friends facing some problems when having a traditional Chinese dinner. Therefore the idea of designing a chopsticks for them to solve these problems came to my mind.

But did I hit the right point of this issue? In order to test my first concept of chopspeaks, I made a survey on surveymonkey. After analyzing replies collected, I got some really interesting result which could help me to adjust my initial idea. Thanks to my 52 friends from 13 countries who took part in this survey.

71% of them have Chinese food more than once per month.
48% say biggest problem is can not tell ingredients in Chinese dishes.
95% agree having Chinese food in traditional way like using chopsticks bring a better feeling.
65% say chopsticks are convenience generally.
76% believe more practise is better way to improve the experience of using chopsticks.

I got deeper understanding of this topic.
Chopsticks is not only a tool but more a symbol of eastern culinary culture. Simplicity is the most beautiful point of chopsticks. Learning to use it could be a enjoyable process. Technology is needed in this process but it should not steal the spotlight.

Chopspeaks should not only be a product but also a service system which could help you to discovery the beauty of eastern culinary culture and develop healthy eating habits.

When enjoying your food with chopspeaks you will feel like using a simple and beautiful chopsticks. While new technologies such as cloud technology, mobile application and deformable material make it a more pleasant journey. Hidden screen tells you names of ingredients, when the word is green means you could eat it; when the word turns red means it may cause allergy or is something you do not like. When nothing is picked up, the amount of food taken will be displayed.

At the very beginning you need to create an account. Your fingerprint will help chopspeaks to connect with your personal account which means instead of having your own chopspeaks you can use any chopspeaks.

The data of your every meal will be uploaded to the cloud where all the data will be stored and analyzed in order to help you to develop health eating habits.

By using mobile application, you can set your personal preferences for food(or you can have chopspeaks 'learn' your preferences of food by itself after a period of time). You can also monitor your own diet and get suggestions for a healthier lifestyle from it.

Besides chopsticks, other cutlery like fork can also be the touchpoint of this service. I believe it could be the way to have global relevance.

Expert feedback, stage 2

Your solution is simple and symbolic. In the next stage we would like to see the service steps in more detail, so in addition to presenting the product, you could also show the interface design and clarify the interaction flow with a focused approach.

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1 Stage - My concept

“CHOPSPEAKS” tells the user how much food or calories he has taken and reminds him if something is inedible(toxic or may cause allergies).

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As a Chinese I often invite foreign friends to have dinner. There are so many unfamiliar ingredients in Chinese cooking that sometimes they do not know if they can eat it or not. And they complain that without using a plate they do not know how much they have eaten and always getting too full.
“CHOPSPEAKS”is a pair of chopsticks which tells the user how much food or calories he has taken and reminds him if something is inedible(toxic or may cause allergies).
Green light on the end means the food picked by the chopsticks is edible. If it is red it means it is toxic or may cause allergies.
Meanwhile, the length of the blue light demonstrates how much the user has eaten. It will be really helpful for someone who is on a diet.
Chopspeaks will be connected with the smart phone or other applications. A user can then easily set or change their personal settings.

Expert feedback, stage 1

The idea of helping break cultural barriers while receiving individual support is interesting – could this this thought be somehow broadened in the design concept, can this be developed to have global relevance?

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2013-06-05 | No Comments

be simple

Less is more, simple is beautiful. In eastern culture, we have a philosophy of “空” which means empty. Possibilities come from empty. For example, only empty cup carry more water. Chopsticks is another good instance, it’s just a pair of sticks but we could use it to do many things and everyone could learn to use it in different ways.

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