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Contextual Design of Intelligent Food Carrier in Refrigerator: An Indian Perspective

Abstract : Refrigerators are used to store food items mainly in food carriers such as plastic boxes, trays or bags. This research paper is focused on Contextual Inquiry (CI) of refrigerators and related contextual design of egg tray. To understand user perspectives about refrigerators, food items, food carriers and related problems, a CI is conducted with 19 home users from 12 households. The CI has provided vital insights into several major aspects of refrigerators, their usage and user interaction. For example, the maximum weight of a food item stored in refrigerator is about 2 Kg. The selected food carrier for implementation is an egg tray. Such intelligent tray is a specially designed food carrier using a load cell for sensing a weight of eggs stored on it. Thus, a contextual design of egg tray helps in providing information about number of eggs stored on a egg tray. In future, this research work will be extended to other food carriers and related mobile App.
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Pritam Kale, Ganesh Bhutkar, Virendra Pawar, Nikhil Jathar. Contextual Design of Intelligent Food Carrier in Refrigerator: An Indian Perspective. 4th IFIP 13.6 Working Conference on Human Work Interaction Design (HWID), Jun 2015, London, United Kingdom. pp.212-225, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-27048-7_15⟩. ⟨hal-01371801⟩

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