Zest

An smart kiosk designed to initiate college students into the world of spices.

Tired of the same, bland dining hall food at school? Place your food in front of Zest, and it immediately springs to action. On-screen, a list of "spice recipes" will appear — each one suggesting a unique flavor that can be created with a mix of spices. As you swipe through recipes, the required spices will light-up on the adjacent spice rack, helping you quickly enhance your food's flavor

My role as the industrial designer was to work between the software, electronics and hardware teams to create a seamless experience. Tasks included defining the user experience, crafting the form of the object and prototyping the final product.

Project collaborators: Mandi Cai, Arielle Chapin, Kenta Kondo and Nate Parrott.

Faculty advisors: Ian Gonsher, Joseph Fontaine

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