in practice, an informed theory
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by Tim Caenepeel (Sint–Lukas, Brussels)
Tim’s project ‘bits of recipes’ is an open source cooking tool to help the user to find, cook and share recipes from all over the world. Where as the input is text-based the output is pictographic allowing for recipes to transcend language barriers and be understood by a large international audience.
In his research and design process Tim shows great consideration for his audience and the spaces of interaction—from the shop to the kitchen. Relevant information gathering and contextual research, as well as overlaps between cooking and programming created opportunities for visual proposals that although structured also allow for flexibility. Visual experimentation moved from heavily simplified and reduced interpretations of ingredients and tools to more organic and characterful references. Ideas around action such as chopping and stirring were rigorously tested.