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cookCloth

2 Stage - Concept Development

A portable and foldable cook top, that allows you to cook and preserve temperature of your food. In addition, the patterns of the cloth can be changed

  • cookCloth - Stage - Concept Development
  • cookCloth - Stage - Concept Development
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We live in a very busy and stressful urban environment which has a strong impact on our social life. People tend to spend less time with friends and eat fast food more often. Such small things as cooking with friends using CookCloth, and enjoying homemade food can make life in big cities less stressful and more entertaining.
CookCloth is a portable and foldable induction cook top concept that allows you to cook and cut on the same surface. It also keeps/makes your food warm when it is covered with it (this is done simply by choosing the “heating” option). What is more, it can be used both indoors and outdoors. Indoors it is charged by a wireless charger and outdoors it is connected to a charged battery. When folded, it does not use much space and can be carried in a regular size bag or backpack. The external battery comes with an extending strap that is used for holding the CookCloth folded or rolled. The strap also features a USB connector that is used for charging and loading new data into the built-in hard drive. The strap itself is made using a new technology stretch wire. Also included into the package is a standard electric plug.
CookCloth concept features the induction technology and sensors that enable users to choose the heating area with bare hand touch on the surface. Cloth surface is made from many separate elements, which are layers of glass-ceramics, induction coils, touchpad sensory, and silicone thermo pad. Thin and separate elements give flexibility to the object, and make it more alike to a tablecloth. To make cooking even more fun you can choose a visual pattern from a hard drive that is built-in into the battery block, which will appear on the surface while you cook or eat, e.g. henna patterns for an Indian party. New patterns can be uploaded into the hard drive using the USB connector. When cooking is done, the system can be easily cleaned and stored safely in a compact place by bending/rolling it like a tablecloth.

Expert feedback, stage 2

There is more developed and detailed thinking in your concept regarding functionality and the solution is compelling for consumers. When making the detailed pictures of your design, in addition to the visual aspects, take into consideration feasibility of induction and how thin the coils can be. Bearing that in mind, safety can also be a challenge.

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1 Stage - My concept

A portable and foldable cook top, that allows you to cook and preserve temperature of your food. In addition,the patterns of the cloth can be changed.

  • cookCloth - Stage - My concept
  • cookCloth - Stage - My concept
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We live in a very busy and stressful urban environment which has a strong impact on our social life. Such small things as cooking with friends and enjoying food can make life in big cities less stressful.
CookCloth is an portable and foldable induction cook top concept that allows you to cook and cut on the same surface. It also keeps/makes your food warm when it is covered with it (this is done simply by choosing the “heating” option). What is more, it can be used both indoors and outdoors. Indoors it is charged by a wireless charger and outdoors it is connected to charged battery. The concept features the induction technology and sensors that enable users choose the heating area with bare hand touch on the surface. Cloth surface is made up of many separate elements, which are layers of glass-ceramics, induction coils, touchpad sensorics, and thermo pad. Thin and separate elements give flexibility to the object and makes it more alike to a tablecloth. To make cooking even more fun you can choose a visual pattern which will appear on the surface while you cook or eat, e.g. henna patterns for an Indian party. When cooking is done, the system can be easily cleaned and stored safely in a compact place by bending/rolling it like a tablecloth.

Expert feedback, stage 1

Clever solution for those always on the move who don’t want to compromise with their cooking. At this stage we are interested in the functionality from the user perspective and the context of use.

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