Ben Parkinson-Atherton

Ben Parkinson-Atherton

Product Design BSc

Life Lunchbox

The Life* Lunchbox is a cook-at-work solution using microwave steaming and boiling to cook fresh meals to suit the user. It gives the user as much choice as possible without becoming complicated or overbearing using specially designed recipes and app concepts. The box was subjected to tests such as computational fluid dynamic analysis, pressure calculations, usability testing, time trials, focus groups and reviewing by chefs. The solution is cheaper and healthier than fast food outlets but more tasty and widely ranged than packed lunches. Aimed at young working professionals, it creates a box to fit the emerging generation Y's work ethics. The box balances between speed, usability and taste to create an innovative solution that forms a new avenue in the lunchbox market.