Understanding what kitchen users need
We have been researching the needs of kitchen users around the world for years. The insights we gain from user habits, needs, and desires help us develop new product ideas tailored to the demands and requirements of everyday kitchen use.
Research & observations
There are patterns in the way people move around the kitchen. Most preparation work is done somewhere between the sink and the cook top and many people bend, stretch, kneel, or climb on counters or chairs to reach items in cabinets.
After observing these patterns in common activities and processes in the kitchen, we identify a variety of practical requirements for kitchens, such as storage space requirements, internal organization needs, or functional requirements. The findings are incorporated into the development of our products.
Blum has made sure to test our products against evolving needs of kitchen users with the AGE EXPLORER® suit, which allows the wearer to experience simulated physical limitations for movement, sight, touch, and hearing that naturally change as we go through life. Blum uses this suit to conduct research and determine how to design or enhance products that will make working in the kitchen an easy task for anyone at any stage in life.
*AGE EXPLORER® is a registered trademark of the Meyer-Hentschel Institute.