Shelf Yourself Concept
My project tries to adapt classic personal food supply inventories for the modern age. For this I developed a kitchen unit that not only keeps track of its inventory but also supports the user in preventing food waste.
Based on microchips integrated into the plastic containers, the system knows where the products are located and how much of each is still available as they are automatically weighed.
A lighting-based guiding systems aids the user in finding certain products.
Alongside the kitchen unit a connected mobile application informs the user about suited
seasonal products and can be connected with the user’s health apps to support a healthy,
Additionally, the application allows to keep track of the inventory when being on the go.
The plastic containers are in four practical sizes that allow to reduce the chaos,
the goal of the project is to make food supply inventories fun again.
I decided to use a numerical classification for the design to ease and simplify
From upmost importance for the design of the packaging was the reusability of the products, to reduce waste. These packaging can be refilled in future packaging-less supermarkets.
The product information can be saved on the integrated chip of the box during the
filling process at the food dispenser. Which product and how much of it the customer
filled into the box can later be read from the checkout to calculated the price.
Additionally, these information are added automatically to the system in the shelf
and enables easy inventory.