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Na Zhuo

Graduate Student, Purdue University

Na Zhuo

I am a second-year graduate student majoring in Interaction Design at Purdue University. I've been working in the field for two years and am very interested in how to translate emotions into design.

RePeel: A Wristband Connected to an App Designed for Navigating Cooking for Visual Impaired People

Education Symposium

Rapid Fire Group B

August 25, 2023

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakout - Majestic

Cooking alone can be challenging for visually impaired people. Previous research has shown that people with visual impairment are more likely to have difficulty shopping for, preparing, and eating food. Because of the lack of vision and reduced ability to recollect, some stages of cooking can be unexpectedly difficult and dangerous. According to the observation study, using digital recipes from mobile devices with voice-over assistance interrupts cooking operations consistently. Trying a new recipe becomes a disaster instead of an adventure. The paper proposed a product to help the user control the app with gestures that match their intuition to be able to follow the recipe while cooking easily. The product was developed through preliminary research, brainstorming, modeling, prototyping, and testing. It can be used with existing recipe apps or its own app, RePeel, to navigate the cooking procedure smoothly and safely.

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