Ochef - Guided cooking
by Jose Avila and Halil Karacaoglu
The opinions regarding healthy food changed over the past few years. At the same time, there are more and more oven-ready-meals. Media provides a huge amount of recipes, as print, apps, websites or on tv. During the cooking process, it proves unsuitable to use a medium which is prone to contamination. Most of the recipes are shown as text sometimes combined with graphics. A better way to show recipes are video clips showing each step of the process especially easy for beginners to understand. This idea was implemented by a recipe platform named Tasty. It provides step by step videos offering guidance through the whole cooking process. We liked this idea and created an add-on tool
which works with an interactive touch projection. The interface can be projected on the table as well as on the wall. The big size of the screen makes it easy to interact with and there is no problem with dirt which can damage the device. Additionally, a profile setting was added to suggest only recipes which match to the user. Another big advantage is the simultaneous function. Ochef guides you to cook multiple dishes in one process, this warrants an effective cooking process and saves time. Our main motivation for this project was to generate a guide, which gives the user a completely new cooking experience as well as to integrate fresh and healthy nutrition to daily life.