Final year project
Crater - Redefining Our Primal Connection With Cooking [Read more]
The Crater system brings a sense of craft to the modern kitchen. Integrated within the worktop, each module placed above it enables seamless exploration into a different area of cooking.
The Rise Module allows the user to immerse themselves in the experience of making bread. Key features such as steam injection, and the unique experience of removing the lid make the process more seamless and intuitive, whilst retaining the artisanal experience.
By using raw, less clinical materials, such as concrete, the aim was to create a user experience that feels more primal, forming a deeper connection with the user than with many modern kitchen appliances.
Under the Crater
Crater uses a dual system of induction coils to efficiently create heat where needed. The system responds to the module on the surface, providing the user with haptic feedback. Thermocouples within the base and modules communicate to precisely regulate the temperature.
Crater features a stripped-back user interface comprised of an LED array transmitted to the surface through fibre optics. It communicates only what it needs to, adapting to the module placed above. The push-push dial disappears into the surface when it is not needed.
All crater modules are designed without permanent fixings, screws or bolts, enabling the user to easily maintain and repair their modules and form a greater relationship with the product.
Crater utilises the natural properties of mouldable refractory concrete and combines this with more conventional materials to create a hybrid assembly that is as simple as possible.
Ideation initially looked at a product that would alleviate certain pain points associated with making bread at home. Further development and consumer insight showed an opportunity for a broader solution that looks at how kitchen appliances could be more integrated and versatile in the future.
Jamie Ross Evans
I strive to design products which excite and create meaningful experiences.
I think of design as being the challenge to form connections between people and the objects around them. The potential to experiment through different mediums, try new approaches and utilise new technologies, to identify what’s really going to make the best product - this is what really drives me as a designer. To see more of my work, please take a look at my website.
Final year project
Crater - Redefining Our Primal Connection With Cooking
Diploma in Professional Studies 2019-2020
Mechanical Engineering, CertHE University Of Bath 2015 - 2017
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PriestmanGoode, Industrial Design Intern - 8 Months, 2019 - 20
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