The Brief

Create an eco-friendly, smokeless, portable kitchen appliance that can adapt to various modes of indoor and outdoor cooking.

Decker is a multilayered kitchen appliance that helps young professionals with a busy lifestyle enjoy the feeling of cooking outdoors. Devoid of fossil fuels like coal, and using electricity it creates a smokeless experience, perfect for an urban kitchen or balcony.

CLIENT


Analogy X LABS

SERVICES


Design Language
Concept Generation
Product Architecture
Visualization
UI Design
Ux Design

YEAR


2019-20

Understanding Business, Visual and Functional Challenges


We worked to understand the core user and their daily habits, likes, and dislikes as well as the environment in which the product is likely to be used. Using a bunch of observational research as well as qualitative questions, we were able to get a ton of insights into how we can move away from the traditional kitchen appliance.

Focus

The Problems

Young Millennials and Gen Z users who to stay in urban apartments and community housing have little access to the experience of cooking food on a grill. Indoors, using a BBQ grill not only creates a fire hazard but most living quarters prohibit the use of them as there is a lot of smoke and soot. Most of the users, also prefer to use healthier food sources and means of cooking. However with something like a sous Vide option, the authentic grill taste is not achieved which is a clear smoked flavour and the experience of cooking on a grill top.

Limited Space

Skill

Fire hazard

Eco Friendly fuel

Ideation

Idea Generation via sketches

Features

Meat/Veggie Divider

Food can now we cooked separately without mixing or contaminating veggies with meat and can be served without any issue for vegetarians and vegan preferences.

Features

Top glass Lid for keeping food warm

A heat resistant shott glass lid protects the heat and keeps the food warm and doesn’t let it go dry. Using the smart app, you can maintain a consistent temperature until you are ready to consume the food cooked.

Features

Residue Tray

With all the messy fat and oil seeping down, the residue tray helps clear out the gunk and the messy residue. It is completely detachable and can be used to dispose of waste easily and clean it without having to handle it within the device itself.

Features

Triple Decker

Decker is designed to be used every day to cook, heat, and grill food. It is made up of a traditional electric stove, a convection oven, and a grill top to cover various aspects of cooking. So it’s not just a seasonal appliance but can be used everyday.

Solving for

Smart Docking

The Convection oven and grill docks on to the hot plate stove through contact points to provide a multi layered cooking experience. The appliance is designed to be devoid of visual clutter yet intuitive enough to access all the features and key areas

Solving for

Efficient Heat Distribution

The placement of the two electric heating coils for the hot plate stove and the grill create a top and down heat just like in a woodfire oven cooking food evenly and efficiently

Solving for

Magnetic Skewers

The back base of the grill has a magnetic base to hold any metal skewer in place and making it easy to roll and grill meat or veggies.

Features

Stackable and Modular

With the contact points connecting each appliance, power can be transmitted easily to each of the coils independently so that the appliance is not only efficient but also can cater to various use case scenarios. With the smart docking feature, it can be easily assembled or disassembled to create multiple cooking features.

UI Design

Oven, Stove & Grill

We created a clear yet functional UI that displays options as and when the functionalities are selected. The display screen is a hi definition OLED display that is touch sensitive with multi touch as well as provides haptic feedback to the option selected. With the three functional elements of a stove, grill, and oven, the options for each use case are already mapped out so the user doesn’t have to navigate through a whole bunch of visual clutter thus creating a Dynamic UI.

Solving for

Start up screen

UI Design

UI Components

Drawing inspiration from Skuemorphic elements of existing physical appliances, we worked to create a sense of familiarity in the user interface but modernized and minimally depicted a lot of the interactions.

UI Features

Temperature and Timer

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