A glass app that connects a family through meal planning
& UX Concept
Diona Lin, Max Bates,
Valentina, a chef and restaurateur, spends most of her day managing her busy career, including her award-winning restaurant, and her newly launched Food Network show. With her busy daily routine, she hopes having Google Glass can help her better manage her work-life balance.
We designed a meal planning app that recognizes fresh produce and suggests meal recipes based on Valentina’s family’s preferences. Valentina can assign family members to help prep family meals, and she can stay connected with her famliy throughout the day. Once she’s home, she can enjoy quality family time at the table instead of in the kitchen.
effective ways to manage her family matters at work
to stay connected with her family members
quality famliy connections in and out of work
MAJOR FEATURE DESIGN
Meal Recipe Recommending
Meal Choice Polling
Meal Task Assigning
In the morning, Valentina is busy around the market and the kitchen to prep for her restaurant. The Google Glass identifies fresh produce she has been handling, and builds up a recipe recommendation based on her family’s favorites.
During the lunch rush, Valentina is frenziedly supervising the kitchen. With Google Glass’ voice control, she manages to send out a dinner choice poll, and she feels connected when her husband and son give her feedback.
In the afternoon, Valentina has to record her latest TV episode and has no time to shop and prep for dinner. Valentina asks her husband and son to help out preparing for dinner. She feels connected while consistently messaging them.
Valentina gets back home with ease and quickly picks up what her husband and son have done. Instead of being in the kitchen, she spends most of her time at the dinner table learning what her son achieved in school today.
The design process contains empathizing, solution brianstorming, UX value analysis, story sketching and digital mock-ups building. See what was achieved in the short span of 3 hrs: