Smart Cooking with Kids

Cooking is a useful life skill which can be taught at an early age. However it can be difficult to keep little ones engaged, on-track, and tidy. For this we sought out to create a conversational device that educates kids, builds confidence, and promotes developmental skills in the kitchen.

OVERVIEW

Pare is a voice-enabled cooking tool that guides kids through simple recipes by talking to them. It's the perfect addition for families that are active in the kitchen and care deeply about creative, social, and emotional child development.

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Device parts

The device consists of three main parts:

 

The device consists of three main parts:

 

The device consists of three main parts:

 

PARE
Voice-enabled assistant

INTERACTIVE HANDLE
With built-in sensors to encourage proper cooking technique

TOOL HEADS
Interchangeable for the task at hand

TOOL HEADS
Interchangeable for the task at hand

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red-spat
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Shipped with Pare is a starter set of four tools that cover the basic skills for beginner cooks. A slotted turner for frying, spatula for stirring, plastic knife for slicing, and sandwich spreader for spreading. As skills increase, advanced sets are available to grow with your kids when they're ready to take on soufflés and brûlées.

App screens

 

Also included is a companion app to save recipes, tracks skills, and provide a visual reference while cooking. Kids are driven to learn more by completing recipes and earn experience points used to redeem rewards in the marketplace.
 
 

PROCESS FLOW

All recipes can be completed without the use of a screen, so both the parent and child can focus on cooking together. Recipes can be modified in-app to accommodate special diets,  extra mouths to feed, or whatever ingredients you have on-hand.

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PROMO VIDEO

ROLES

Illustration
Motion
UI Design
UX Design

TOOLS

After Effects
Illustrator
InDesign
Sketch

COLLABORATOR