Explores how using visual cues and simple LEDs suggest the product's interaction and functionality.
Tools: Solidworks, Keyshot, 3D printer
Reducing Visual Noise:
The heat settings aren’t accessible unless the user starts the toaster by sliding the lever down. This reduces visual noise when not in use and controls the narrative, lessening chance of misuse
Improving User Experience:
One of the biggest issues about toasters is that there's no indicator for when the toast is ready. Along the sliders is a light gradient that raises upwards as the toast gets ready