"Hotbite" is a line of lunch boxes that heats its contents to help one avoid the long microwave queues at workplaces and personalize hygiene by avoiding the usage of dirty microwaves.
With models designed for regular and soup meals, its users can meet their nutritional goals without having to worry about resorting to expensive and average canteen food. Compared to existing solutions, "Hotbite" steps up the game through its innovative shape and modular design to help one enjoy their meals.
LONG microwave queues
& close proximity
Average lunch-break lasts 20-35 minutes
45% employees dissatisfied with lunch-break duration
40% employees find their lunch unhealthy
40% employees spend 5 - 10 € every-day on lunch
Night-shift professionals have limited meal choices
Different budgets & lifestyles
- Available products are expensive, heavy & bulky
- Designs lack quality & friendliness
QFD analysis helped to make the product's placement in the market more effective.
Inspired by portable solar ovens from GoSun,
solar energy is sustainable but weather dependent.
starting with a box,
I invoked familiarity with glass based design,
but it would induce high heat losses
I found that the radius of a quick meal's container matched perfectly with the spoon and made scooping its contents effortless.
Hence, it drove me to ideate with a form beyond the boxy profile of lunchboxes and observe how we ate from it.
It was found that when the food contents reduce,
we start scooping it from the closest corner.
FINDING the right curvature
by "thinking out of the box"
Different radius for different cutlery?
A tighter radius was implemented at a corner to make scooping easier.
Tactile & informative
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Modular power inputs
Shifting interface position