Cooking. Wireless.
Chefman

Cooking. Wireless.

Client
Chefman
services
Research, UX Design, UI Design

Chefman is an American brand of smart home kitchen appliances. Together with the software team in New Jersey I designed an app that lets you control all their devices with your phone.

Control all your smart kitchen devices

Chefman is all about helping people cook fresh and healthy. Back when I worked at 7ninjas agency, they contacted us to redesign their app, ChefIQ. Our job was to transform a recipe app into a full-blown control center for all Chefman devices with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. On top of that, we had to find a way to introduce users to the modern way of cooking, the Guided Cooking mode.

Redefining the cooking process isn't easy.How does one cook today? Do we stand by the countertops all the time? If we track progress of every single detail of our live, why don’t we track the cooking progress?

From user flows to wireframes and final design, we did it all

Connecting via Bluetooth and WiFi

Chefman equips its devices with Bluetooth and WiFi. To make the most of your kitchen devices, it’s best to connect them to your phone where you can control them and track cooking progress like temperature or pressure or time estimated to finish. The app can scan your surroundings to find out which devices are active and guides you through the pairing process.

Personalized home screen for your kitchen

Once connected, you enter recipes screen, the home of your app. You can even customize it to show only recipes for the devices you actually own. See trending dishes and suggestions based on the time of day. Or start browsing categories. It’s a recipe book with an overview of your kitchen.

Recipes tailored to taste, time, occasion, and even mood

Search and filter the recipes with easy-to-use descriptive icons and tags.

Showcase the recipe

Each recipe has a video with a step-by-step instruction. You can choose whether you want to see the video or browse the recipe the traditional way.

Cooking difficulty, time of cooking, tags, description, ingredients, tools used, comments and ratings? It’s all there.

Oh, and you can create a shopping list like a pro!

We introduce you Guided Cooking™ mode

A revolutionary way of cooking. Get precise intstructions at the exact time you need them & control settings of your kitchen devices with a single click.

The timeline

Numerous iterations ultimately led to a cooking timeline. Each step can be read at any time but only the active step is highlighted and you can see your progress at all times.

Device control, accessible anywhere in the app

Feel free to go back to browsing recipes while you cook. The cooking status is always accessible from the bottom bar. Pause or play or even delay timer in your Chefman device at any moment. Yes, you can do it while you sit on your couch watching Netflix.

Summary

Feel free to go back to browsing recipes while you cook. The cooking status is always accessible from the bottom bar. Pause or play or even delay timer in your Chefman device at any moment. Yes, you can do it while you sit on your couch watching Netflix.

“The redesign of the calculator feature and the guided cooking option both received positive feedback from users at major trade shows, along with retail interest. Expect this talented partner to establish an effective workflow and iterate until the finished design meets internal expectations"
Rene Midouin, Vice President, IoT Specialist

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