The TurboChef oven presented a unique challenge: a new oven for the home that cooked so rapidly that it defied user expectations. It was critical that the interface be easy to use, yet offered enough choices to keep people feeling connected to the cooking process. All interaction took place through a dial-type input device that combined turning and pushing. Certain aspects, such as saving favorite settings, were particularly challenging, and the interface design details evolved in response to user testing.
As part of the frog design San Francisco team, I built the main interaction prototypes, worked with visual and sound designers, and collaborated with mechanical engineers on physical prototype creation.