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Hotbite - self heated lunchbox

Patil, Akshay Parashram (2020) In Diploma work IDEM05 20201
Industrial Design
Abstract
This report explores designing a self-heated lunchbox aimed at users with difficulties in heating their meals. It begins by highlighting the various reasons that affect the ability of users to access healthy and tasty meal choices at their workplaces. Professionals around the world have revealed
that not all workplaces have a common microwave to heat the meal brought with them, and the ones that do have so few, that the queues to them take most of the lunch-break. The reasons extend to the lack of affordable quality food in their vicinity, struggle to maintain a prescribed diet, and how the proximity in common kitchen-spaces would be affected by the dangers of COVID-19.

Hence, the report starts evaluating the effectiveness of... (More)
This report explores designing a self-heated lunchbox aimed at users with difficulties in heating their meals. It begins by highlighting the various reasons that affect the ability of users to access healthy and tasty meal choices at their workplaces. Professionals around the world have revealed
that not all workplaces have a common microwave to heat the meal brought with them, and the ones that do have so few, that the queues to them take most of the lunch-break. The reasons extend to the lack of affordable quality food in their vicinity, struggle to maintain a prescribed diet, and how the proximity in common kitchen-spaces would be affected by the dangers of COVID-19.

Hence, the report starts evaluating the effectiveness of self-heated lunchboxes in these scenarios that then turn into a market analysis of this niche product segment, exposing the lack of a quality product worthy of the higher initial investment.

It concludes by conceptually engineering a consumer product in this segment through research into eating behaviours, technological advancements, material choices, ergonomics, and various experiments with electronics. (Less)
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Patil, Akshay Parashram
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IDEM05 20201
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--20/50490-SE
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language
English
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9022846
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2020-06-26 15:19:43
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  abstract     = {This report explores designing a self-heated lunchbox aimed at users with difficulties in heating their meals. It begins by highlighting the various reasons that affect the ability of users to access healthy and tasty meal choices at their workplaces. Professionals around the world have revealed
that not all workplaces have a common microwave to heat the meal brought with them, and the ones that do have so few, that the queues to them take most of the lunch-break. The reasons extend to the lack of affordable quality food in their vicinity, struggle to maintain a prescribed diet, and how the proximity in common kitchen-spaces would be affected by the dangers of COVID-19.

Hence, the report starts evaluating the effectiveness of self-heated lunchboxes in these scenarios that then turn into a market analysis of this niche product segment, exposing the lack of a quality product worthy of the higher initial investment.

It concludes by conceptually engineering a consumer product in this segment through research into eating behaviours, technological advancements, material choices, ergonomics, and various experiments with electronics.},
  author       = {Patil, Akshay Parashram},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Hotbite - self heated lunchbox},
  year         = {2020},
}