Can a phone make a kitchen smarter?
Most of us have seen the Samsung newest smart refrigerators. These appliances are just too pricey and only serves a few right now. Smart appliances served as the inspiration for the experience that users should have in this solution, “I have a smart kitchen”.
How might we help users reduce food loss?
How might we encourage users to change their habits?
How might we help users manage and organize their groceries?
How might we make saving food a pleasurable experience, and not a chore?
A brainstorming session followed, designing features focusing on the users current pain points, goals and habits.
These features where wide in scope, ranging from helping users learn how to cook to locations of their nearest food bank. Another important feature addressed the one thing that everyone seemed to have in common while grocery shopping, a receipt from the store for the food purchases. By using an API for the supermarkets, the inventory can be collated from these receipts.
Many notifications/reminders/recalls are set on an algorithm based on user data and from USDA on (foods with highest loss rate) fastest or most common spoiling or expired items.
Many of these ideas were great and wishful, but needed to be narrowed down for an MVP. I went back to the hypothesis statements and initial takeaways to help me prioritize the features and the platform to be used. I used MOSCOW to classify the features from the brainstorming session.