GE Appliances challenged our intern team to develop a new product concept targeting food prep.

We created Airowash.

PROCESS

We worked with our end users early in the process to find problem areas and formulate solutions together.

“I enjoy cooking but wish the washing and meat prep could be more fun and engaging”

“We don’t have a dishwasher;

a small countertop wash machine would save space and time”

“I don’t buy chicken because I think it’s unsafe to use. I wish I didn’t have to have any interaction with meat.”

“Food preparation is time consuming and cooking is messy. I would like it to be easier to clean my kitchen and tools”

“I wish unpackaging meats and produce was easier and safer”

JEANETTE

COOKING FOR 6

MICHAEL

COOKING FOR 3

KARI

COOKING FOR 3

WESLEY

COOKING FOR 2

KRYSTAL

COOKING FOR 5

PROBLEM

DESIGN GOALS

WASH HANDS

RINSE INGREDIENTS

CLEAN TOOLS

CONCEPTS

CONCEPT 1:

INTEGRATED RINSE RING

CONCEPT 2:

ROTARY RINSER

PROTOTYPING

PRESSURIZED

AIR/WATER SYSTEM

PROOF OF CONCEPT

AIR/WATER

DISTRIBUTION

REFINEMENT

COMPONENTS

CMF

ASSEMBLY