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Product Design of a Measurement Solution for Cooking & Baking

Petersson, Martin LU and Ho, Wing Hin LU (2013) MMK920 20131
Product Development
Abstract
This report is part of a Master Thesis Project in Mechanical Engineering with
Industrial Design at the Faculty of Engineering LTH at Lund University. The project
was performed in collaboration with Hammarplast Consumer Ab, a Swedish company
founded in 1947 manufacturing household items in plastic. Hammarplast Consumer
Ab is part of the Orthex group, which is the leading Nordic company within the field
of household items.
The goal of this project was to design and develop a consumer product for measuring
dry and liquid ingredients in the context of cooking and baking. The project
concerned the design of appearance and functionality as well as technical
requirements and considerations.
The preparation of cuisine always... (More)
This report is part of a Master Thesis Project in Mechanical Engineering with
Industrial Design at the Faculty of Engineering LTH at Lund University. The project
was performed in collaboration with Hammarplast Consumer Ab, a Swedish company
founded in 1947 manufacturing household items in plastic. Hammarplast Consumer
Ab is part of the Orthex group, which is the leading Nordic company within the field
of household items.
The goal of this project was to design and develop a consumer product for measuring
dry and liquid ingredients in the context of cooking and baking. The project
concerned the design of appearance and functionality as well as technical
requirements and considerations.
The preparation of cuisine always requires measuring to some extent. Recipes provide
guidelines for inexperienced chefs with instructions and quantities of the ingredients
that make up a meal. The act of cooking relates to cultural identities and traditions.
The project commenced with an exploration of the concept of measuring and
measurement systems. Further investigation into the attitudes of chefs at home and
professionals followed. Interviews and observations were used to gain knowledge of
the user, the environment and context in which cooking and measuring of ingredients
is performed. A market analysis of products for the kitchen and brands operating in
the field of kitchen appliances was performed. The market research revealed a
saturated market and presented a challenge to come up with an innovative solution.
Knowledge gained from observations and interviews was the point of departure for
the ideation process. A persona was formed to gain a clear target for aesthetic and
functional design considerations. Initial concept designs were further developed
through subsequent evaluations with supervisors at Hammarplast Consumer Ab and
the division of Industrial Design and Machine Design at Lund University. Among
four concepts presented at the mid-point of the project, two were further developed.
The final concept was decided upon in discussions with the company.
The result of this thesis is a production-ready design concept for measuring of dry and
liquid ingredients. A user-centered design process revealed that measuring devices
present an interface between users and ingredients. This insight led to innovative
features in the final product. (Less)
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author
Petersson, Martin LU and Ho, Wing Hin LU
supervisor
organization
course
MMK920 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Measuring, Kitchen utensils, Plastic, Product design, Product development
language
English
id
3994154
date added to LUP
2013-08-23 10:55:00
date last changed
2013-09-06 10:16:50
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  abstract     = {This report is part of a Master Thesis Project in Mechanical Engineering with 
Industrial Design at the Faculty of Engineering LTH at Lund University. The project 
was performed in collaboration with Hammarplast Consumer Ab, a Swedish company 
founded in 1947 manufacturing household items in plastic. Hammarplast Consumer 
Ab is part of the Orthex group, which is the leading Nordic company within the field 
of household items. 
The goal of this project was to design and develop a consumer product for measuring 
dry and liquid ingredients in the context of cooking and baking. The project 
concerned the design of appearance and functionality as well as technical 
requirements and considerations. 
The preparation of cuisine always requires measuring to some extent. Recipes provide 
guidelines for inexperienced chefs with instructions and quantities of the ingredients 
that make up a meal. The act of cooking relates to cultural identities and traditions.
The project commenced with an exploration of the concept of measuring and 
measurement systems. Further investigation into the attitudes of chefs at home and 
professionals followed. Interviews and observations were used to gain knowledge of 
the user, the environment and context in which cooking and measuring of ingredients 
is performed. A market analysis of products for the kitchen and brands operating in 
the field of kitchen appliances was performed. The market research revealed a 
saturated market and presented a challenge to come up with an innovative solution. 
Knowledge gained from observations and interviews was the point of departure for 
the ideation process. A persona was formed to gain a clear target for aesthetic and 
functional design considerations. Initial concept designs were further developed 
through subsequent evaluations with supervisors at Hammarplast Consumer Ab and
the division of Industrial Design and Machine Design at Lund University. Among 
four concepts presented at the mid-point of the project, two were further developed. 
The final concept was decided upon in discussions with the company. 
The result of this thesis is a production-ready design concept for measuring of dry and 
liquid ingredients. A user-centered design process revealed that measuring devices 
present an interface between users and ingredients. This insight led to innovative
features in the final product.},
  author       = {Petersson, Martin and Ho, Wing Hin},
  keyword      = {Measuring,Kitchen utensils,Plastic,Product design,Product development},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Product Design of a Measurement Solution for Cooking & Baking},
  year         = {2013},
}