Taste It is my Final Master Project. My goal for this project was to design a tool which helps parents to teach children to taste unfamiliar foods. By tasting unfamiliar foods more often, children can overcome their food neophobia.
The design triggers children to taste by arousing curiosity of a gradual appearing figure of LEDs in a placemat. The amount of revealed LEDs depends on the amount of food eaten and stimulates family members to motivate each other to finish their plate.
Taste It is created to taste food consciously in a fun and educating way. It is fun, because children get curious and excited about the figure being revealed (this resulted from user tests). It is educating in a way that parents and children can talk about how the figure is linked to the food being eaten.
Taste It in context
Detail of prototype
Detail of prototype
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This project was done within a group of six students during a module and was exhibited at GLOW NEXT 2013. I was the team leader of the group and was responsible for the planning and keeping the essence of the concept. Next to this I worked on promoting the installation.
The assignment was to use the newly placed RGB lamp posts on the Torenallee, a 240 meter long road in Strijp-S. With these lamp posts we were able to create dynamic effects on static images by playing with the colour of the lighting in the entire avenue. One will perceive unexpected patterns on the ground, being hidden and revealed. The colours on the ground were printed on vinyl.
Top view of IRIS during GLOW NEXT.
Perception of carpet in different light hues.
Team of IRIS
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The HugMe is a system which warns a caretaker when a child accidentally or deliberately pulled their feeding tube (which can result in catastrophic consequences). It consists of a metal detector (the feeding tube will get a special metallic part at the end which can be detected) which sends a message (via radio frequency) to an alert device that is held by the parent or nurse.
The metal detector is hidden in a stuffed animal. The animal hugs the child so that it does not look and feel very serious for the parent and the child, therefore it provides more comfort for both. Second, this position of hugging will help the metal detector keep its place: the detector must not move to prevent false alarms.
HugMe - the prototype
HugMe in context.
Sending the signal to warn caretakers.
Detail of HugMe
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Salad Set Madelief
A submitted design for the HEMA Design Competition 2012. This design was selected to be exposed for two months at the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam.
This is a salad set which contains a main salad bowl with six little bowls for the other ingredients. In this way people are able to create their own salad on their own plate. Therefore, picky eaters will keep their appetite and there will be less waste of food. On top of that, the salad is now presented festively, due to flower shape (‘madelief’).
Salad set Madelief with separate bowls
Visual of advertisement in HEMA brochure
Package in the store. Easy to set up the salad set.
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This project is my Final Bachelor Project. Before designing a new product for Boska (a company specialized in designing and producing cheese tools), research was done with cheese experts.
The result after the thorough analysis phase is a cheese board consisting of a lighting edge at all sides of the board which indicates when the temperature of the cheese on the board is ideal to be eaten. The temperature is been measured per cheese, because each cheese is placed on a sensor of its own. Therefore one will get a temperature indication of each cheese.
The cheese board in context.
Connection of LEDs and sensors
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