It seems for decades now that none of us has the time to enjoy preparing a home-cooked meal. The planning, the shopping, the prep, the cooking, the serving, and finally—the consuming. Work, commuting, social engagements, and all of your kids’ activities can make preparing a daily meal nothing short of impossible.
As an industrial designer, my first inclination is to go right to the seemingly cool stuff. I’m referring to those times when an inspiring new technology is introduced and designers quickly incorporate it into new design concepts.
Make it look like an iPhone,” clients would say about the design of their new product concept. Some very intelligent and well-informed clients wanted everything from hand-tools to small appliances to ‘look’ like an Apple product.