Helping commercial kitchens increase their energy efficiency with digital displays.
JØNI is among the leading equipment manufacturers of energy-efficient tilting kettles for commercial kitchens. We helped design the user interface, ensuring an easy-to-use, intuitive user experience.
Our biggest challenge was creating a natural transition from analog controls to a digital display. The internet-enabled kettle also connects to a cloud platform where data, service, and recipes are maintained. The experience had to be cohesive across kettle and web.
The initial phase was an agile, high-intensity collaborative effort between us and JØNI. We defined project milestones, audited the existing work, researched the competitor landscape, and defined a clear vision.
We also coordinated with the external development team to better understand technical feasibility and constraints.
Finding product-market fit
The user interface had already been through a few iterations. A lot of thought had gone into the product experience; we started filtering through documentation and prototypes to decide on a Minimum Viable Product.
Rethinking the experience
We worked closely with JØNI’s Mechanical Engineer, Uffe Pilgaard, to update the information architecture, prototypes, long and short-term goals, and undiscovered features.
Designing for delight and daily use
Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines—especially their research for the CarPlay-technology—helped shape our visual design language.
- On-screen information is minimal, relevant, and requires little decision-making.
- Primary content always stands out and feels actionable.
- Actions are thoughtfully placed to ensure better ergonomics.
- Color scheme is legible under a variety of lighting conditions.
The final design is an experience optimized for the cooking environment to meet the unique demands of kettle operators.