future usecases smart home
The larger a freezer’s size, the smaller the overview about its content usually is. Thus stored products vanish from the memory and are rarely considered in meals. In cooperation with BSH Home Appliance GmbH and Home Connect this bachelor thesis presents a user-centered design approach developing future use-cases for Home Appliances in the Smart Home. "Tag 'n' freeze“ is an inventory system developed to enable users to keep track of frozen food by checking the freezers content on a mobile device. Information such as amount and best before dates can be managed via app. General usage and the most common problems with freezers where explored to fit the user needs. This made it possible to tailor the concept to the users’ habits in an early stage of the development. Afterwards the result was evaluated and improved by a usability test. Due to NDA only parts of the concept can be shown.