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vaasa

A robot bartender that allows the user to make personalized drinks with the push of a button.

This was a side project collaboration with an industrial design student at SCAD. My role was to create the application that went along with my partner's design and research.

 
 

Competition

Monsieur Automated Bartender

  • Interactive design
  • Touch screen with options for personalization
  • Not visually engaging
  • Cheap materials
  • Large, bulky design

The Tipsy Robot

  • Futuristic technology
  • Attracts tourists
  • "Perfectly calculated cocktails"
  • Intended for entertainment rather than dispensing efficiently
  • Unrealistic for homes and restaurants 

Doing it Yourself

  • Less experience
  • No interaction
  • Greater change of mixing too much alcohol
  • Less expensive
  • A need for more knowledge
  • More room for experimenting

Bartenders

  • Authentic experience
  • Human interaction and conversation
  • Variable that they produce a bad drink
  • Customers must travel to them
  • Pay for each interaction
  • Not available 24/7
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Users

Sophia, 34

Sophia is a restaurant owner in Chicago, and she is looking for a faster way to make drinks during the day. She wants a self-operated device to match the clean aesthetic of her restaurant. 

Cooper, 38

Cooper is a single man living in New York. He has an $830k expendable income per year, and often entertains friends with parties in his apartment. He would like a way to serve drinks without hiring a bartender, or making them himself. 

 

Product Design

Created by Cole Mason

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Application Design

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The Application

Allows the user to select drinks to make, customize, and track how much they have had. Vaasa allows the user to order an Uber or Lyft through the app to encourage responsible drinking. 

Features

  • List of possible drinks
  • Option to customize drinks and suggestions for common adjustments
  • Explanations of different drinks
  • List of drinks made
  • Suggested blood alcohol level based on information inserted during onboarding
  • Option to order Uber or Lyft
  • Bluetooth connection to Vaasa for easy ordering
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