Thanks Yo! I appreciate the feedback I'm glad the presentation is well received, it's a skill I've been working on. My intended user was a cook with multiple different cutting boards. Someone who might own at least a plastic and a wood one, if they like to entertain they might also have a marble board for serving cheeses and meat cuts. These usually occupy a whole drawer or corner of the kitchen counter top, I felt that by having a single cutting board you could still have more vertical drawer space.yo wrote: I don't immediately see how the design solves for the problem statement. How does this cutting board save space over just using a smaller cutting board?
ralphzoontjens wrote:Hi Nik
I like the product idea. Wouldn't it be a much better idea to use a front surface entirely in wood, mated with marble on the back?
Thanks for the feedback! I had thought about splitting the back surface with different materials, but the UX didn't feel great. Imagine you were cooking and you used one side to cut your meat, but then you needed to flip it to utilize the other material. Besides stopping what you were doing and washing it you'd have to place the dirty side down on the counter making a mess.
" 1. This board doesn't separate the ingredients"
By pulling the pieces away/apart from each other I think it does meet that requirement.
" 2. The board will be inconvenient to pick up due to the weight of marble while it communicates an even distribution of weight."
I felt that weight wasn't a huge concern, the board at most travels from a kitchen cabinet to the counter-top, although if you were also using it to serve food the weight would become an issue.
"5. You can heat up the marble and use it as a hot plate on the table, the wood serving as isolator"
Interesting idea I had not thought about that application!!
Thanks for the feedback!!
Thank you for the feedback.
I feel you could greatly improve your reasoning. If I look at that cutting board as a company to produce it or even as a customer - what do I REALLY care about? I don't care about urbanization in 20 years. On top of that a modular cutting board doesn't actually really solve the stated problem in any meaningful way. It is not really something that will noticeably improve my urban life. People can just buy smaller boards.
So in order to give your design importance you brought in the big guns and talked about urbanization. But that's just way too vague and totally unrelated to cutting boards. It would be way more effective if you just tell me as a person why I really really want this cutting board.
AVClub wrote: Thanks for taking the time to give me feedback. I've been working on improving my presentations since my last semester.
"1. I would drop the stone, I think its de-legitimizes your project really quickly to serious cooks unless you have a good reason for it (It will destroy knives)"
I have thought about that due to the negative feedback I've been given on it. My current prototypes don't have marble in them and user's enjoy them.
"3. The classic damp cloth under the board to prevent slippage works really well, but is kind of a pain, could you improve on this?"
Honestly I hadn't, silicone tips have worked pretty well and are very cheap for production. But there is always room to explore.
ralphzoontjens wrote:I appreciate your appreciation.
What I basically am saying is that this solution is too complex - development time, and your supplier network as well as branding and marketing such a product will be quite an undertaking for a product that needs to be simple and cost-effective, unless you can target certain niches that are willing to pay premium - usually different markets than those living in tiny apartments. Keep up the work.