The following three ideas are based on the concept of the personal food Computer developed at the MIT OpenAg Project. The idea is to take this technology and adapt form factor and usability so it acts like a piece of furniture in the domestic space. These models are all centered around the window frame. Scale: 1"=1'
This rice cooker would utilize the flat pack food storage containers I developed last fall to make whole grain lunch prep simple and mess free for a couple or individual.
This artifact is meant to represent a larger concept: the idea of custom spice and sauce mixtures that are automatically packed into singles serving packets (similar to BBQ sauce at a fast food restaurant). This could be particularly useful for salad dressing. The mixer could be an in-home appliance, but it probably makes more sense as larger machine at the supermarket. The scale would make it possible to include a huge number of spices, oils, and other sauces. Cost savings and convenience (maybe i only want a couple ounces of soy sauce) would drive sales.