5-Minute Recipes is a digital recipe book with short preparations available as an Alexa Skill. Users will be able to prepare meals at home for their breakfast, lunch or dinner while they are on the go.
Our users need a quick and easy way to prepare food because they don’t have enough time to cook at home.
UX designer, Voice User Interface Design
I’ve cooked all my life, so my perspective on cooking might be different to someone that struggles with the day-to-day of preparing something or improvising a recipe to fill their stomach in a nutritious and tasty way.
To approach this project, I interviewed five people who lead busy lives, are not fans of cooking and don’t have the time to search for something online. After my conversations with them, I developed user stories for voice based on the objectives of the brief followed by user personas.
Inspired by the personas and user stories.
Utterances to start skill
(2 out of 20 utterances)
System Response Welcome Back
(2 out of 10 utterances)
80% of users value time more than eating healthy. It is something they are interested in but not something they want to act on right away.
There is a higher value of time rather than eating correctly. 5-Minute Recipes could use this to hook users into thinking more about themselves and how they eat.
Prompts and utterances changed several times after testing. It was interesting to see how users behaved with the skill vs the initial sample dialogues.
Creating or finding recipes that take 5 minutes or less takes time.
As a cooking enthusiast, I always have to consider other POVs and not simply my own; testing was a great way to notice this.
Multimodal is a great way to assure users they are doing things the right way.
Different backgrounds mean different usage of words and phrases. Testing users from diverse backgrounds will bring more information on how to structure the scripts.