This project focuses on reducing the likelihood for food to go unconsumed by enhancing the food storing and shopping process. BREEZE is the fridge and accompanying app that saves your food, time and money.
Unconsumed groceries results in a waste of labour and resources. After extensive secondary research, it became apparent that one of the reasons for household food waste is the lack of knowledge on the groceries owned or purchased. BREEZE aims to combat this through several means including improved visual hierarchy and organization methods to decrease the likelihood of items being forgotten, an automatic scanner which will maintain an inventory list, and a communal grocery list that warns users of purchases they already have an abundance of. This project has two deliverables in lieu of a physical fridge—an informative product poster and a prototype of the mobile app.
The App The prototype app simulates what a new BREEZE user may encounter when using the mobile app. It focuses on three main functions; the communal grocery and shopping list, the fridge's inventory, and a list of meal recommendations based on ingredients available in the fridge. These functions work to ensure the user and their household remain aware of the food available in the house.
The Poster The poster covers the functionality of the fridge, highlighting the benefits of its physical features and how it works in tandem with the mobile app. It highlights the rotational interior of the fridge which is its distinguishing feature.