Developed for Progressive Intl's Prepsolution brand, the product serves consumers who are often on-the-go and in need of a food scale for dietary restrictions or portion control.
Easy and compact to travel with.
Stores compact inside drawer or on counter.
Easy to read graphics in various lighting and environments.
March 2015—March 2016. From sketch to retail.
Where do people store food scales and where would it be used? What are some of the criteria or features that may help during the process?
As kitchen spaces are becoming limited in urban and suburban homes, size of appliances and gadgets are an important key factor for consumers. Kitchen scales were traditionally stores on top of counters due to it frequent use and size.
Concepts were generated based on user observations, testing, and insights gained from product reviews online. Following key features were considered to add or improve:
+ Increase visibility of texts, numbers, icons displayed on LCD screen.
+ Simplify symbols applied to product and control panel.
Compact 11 lb digital scale with integrated measuring container. Two touch sensor buttons change units of measure, zeros out weight and powers on and off. Converts to ml, grams, lb, oz and lb/oz at the same time. Front face of scale is angled for better readability. Measuring container nests underneath when not in use.