The idea was to create a futuristic machine to reduce waste and within create new perspectives for future food.
Team: Lisa Albrecht (Social Work Student), Harald Burtscher (Business Student) and Daniel Nussbaum (InterMedia Student)
The Outdoor Canteen 4.1 creates meals out of trash. The machine starts to speak and explain itself once it is approached. It then asks for trash to be placed in the “Place your trash in here”-labeled box. The nutritions of the trash are being analyzed and the expected outcome is presented to the user via speech-output. After a short time of processing, the meal can be taken out of the right bin labeled “Take out your food here”.
We started by sketching out different ideas based on various scenarios based on the colored cards for a futuristic and food-related machine.
We then reviewed and discussed all our ideas and picked our favourite one. After that we started prototyping and creating the voice-structure for the human-machine interaction.
After finishing our first prototype, we started testing with three different people. Based on their input we improved the speech-output and look of the machine.