BACKGROUND & PERSPECTIVES
My roommate is a fan of cooking, which benefits me a lot. She always tries to cook something new. Once upon a time we were deciding what to have for dinner. We had recently eaten this, tried that and we just had no ideas what to cook. So I wondered — if there was an app that could not only search recipes, but also can advise me something. For example, an app that allows you to select ingredients you have in your fridge and get some interesting recipes. Let the app not me think about what to cook!
INTERVIEWS & PERSONAS & PAINPOINTS
26 Years Old; Married; No Children; Copywriter in Large Firm
Use Well-known Recipes;
Search Fun Recipes Online;
Does Not Have Enough Time to Cook;
Often In Situation When Not to Cook.
NEEDS & GOALS:
Save Time Searching For Recipes;
Find Relevant and Interesting Recipes;
Use Remained Ingredients In the Fridge.
30 Years Old; Single; No Children; Account Manager
Uses Diet To Improve His Health;
Has List Of Products He Can Eat;
Looking For Relevant Recipes;
Notes Recipes In the Notebook.
NEEDS & GOALS:
Find Relevant For His Recipes;
Easily Filter Ingredients & Recipes;
Know What Can Be Cooked With Prefined List of Ingredients.
AFFINITY DIAGRAM & FUNCTIONS
I concluded the user interviews into affinity diagram based on different needs.
Which led me to some of the possible solutions to the user needs.
INTEGRATIONS FOR FOUR MAIN FUNCTIONS
Users can find all kinds of recipes here in this section, including who uploaded the recipes, what ingredients recipes required, how long to prepare and cook for the recipes.
WHAT I HAVE
In What I Have, users can make the best of what they have in home, which is a pretty common situation when users have limited ingredients in home yet still want to make appropriate food.
This section has four parts:
1, HOT: includes all the recipes in trend, being sorted by likes and views combined.
2, MY FOLLOWING: includes people we follow. We can see their newly shared pictures, other poeple likes and comments.
3, SECOND HAND: includes people who would like to sell their second hand kitchen related stuff here.
4, ME: sleep on this one, could be transferred to profile.
Where people keep the recipes they liked.