Imagining the kitchen of the future

In the research project „SmartKitchen“ at Stuttgart Media University, an interdisciplinary team is developing solutions for integrating digital and personalized media into the future cooking environment. These solutions aim at making the cooking process more intuitive, social and fascinating.

Project details

The SmartKitchen project started in February 2016 and will run for three years. The project is led by Professor Dr. Jürgen Scheible, with Prof. Dr. Arnd Engeln as associate leader.

In the first phase, we conducted a thorough user research that analyzed people’s cooking behavior and their positive experience while they are cooking. We also explored, why some people are unwilling to cook. Based on the findings, we will develop prototypes to be tested in lab and real-life environments for their level of user centricity and user experience.

One possible technical solution for higher user experience could be in-situ-projections: This means that recipe sites, cooking tutorial videos, videochat-windows and facebook- or newsfeeds can be projected onto any kitchen surface. For example, a recipe website could be projected onto a kitchen wall or the counter, and people could control the recipe-site via gesture, gaze or speech, instead of operating a laptop or tablet with greasy fingers.

The new concepts and technical solutions are being developed in compliance with European Privacy Protection laws. In that way, the project also contributes to the discussion about the challenges of connected, smart devices within the Smart Home.

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and our industrial partner E.G.O. Elektro-Gerätebau Oberderdingen GmbH. Our academic partner is the he Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems (VIS) at University of Stuttgart.

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Lisa Schuhmacher; Anne Pagenkopf; Ragavendra Lingamaneni; Jürgen Scheible

Emotion Enhancement through Ubiquitous Media Technology in a Smart Kitchen Environment Inproceedings

In: MUM 2018 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia , S. 317-325, ACM, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-4503-6594-9.

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Anne Pagenkopf; Arnd Engeln; Sabine Palm; Katharina Zeiner; Michael Burmester; Jürgen Scheible

User Experience in SmartKitchen Environment Inproceedings

In: The 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP 2017), Dresden, Germany, 2017.

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Jürgen Scheible; Arnd Engeln; Michael Burmester; Gottfried Zimmermann; Tobias Keber; Uwe Schulz; Sabine Palm; Markus Funk; Uwe Schaumann

SMARTKITCHEN Media Enhanced Cooking Environment Inproceedings

In: The 6th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2016), Stuttgart, Germany, 2016, ISBN: ACM978-1-4503-48140/16/11.

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Stuttgart Media University
Nobelstraße 10
D-70569 Stuttgart

Project leader
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheible
Project coordinator
Sabine Palm

Phone (Sabine Palm)
+49 711 8923 3506

SmartKitchen Lab
Building N10 (Pavillon)
Room P04
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