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Stove and Dial Control

In this project we were asked to take detailed measurements of our stove and then build a scale model of foamcore. Then we were required to design a new interaction for the stove dials that control the heat and define a method for clearly associating each dial with it's corresponding burner. For my concept, I developed a ridged dial that spun up and down. The dial contained a graphic depicting and increasing field of red as the burner temperature was increased. The intent of this design was to provide an intuitive method for adjusting the heat of the burner as well as providing a strong visual cue of the burner's heat level from a distance.

September 2003
Industrial Design Fundamentals
School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University