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The Perfect Appliance? (survey)

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Hi everyone!

 

There’s a ton of appliances out there to choose from, but most of us find that even that *perfect match* for what we need usually has one or two things that could be better! Sometimes there’s not even an appliance out there at all!

 

You know those news reports that start by saying “A recent study of the university of so and so found that…” Well the Technical University of Munich is conducting such a study now, and it concerns User Innovation on Home Appliances. As part of my personal master thesis, we’d be more than glad to have your opinion on the market for home appliances and how it could be improved; companies spend lots of money on developing new products but we think that the best ideas may still come from regular users like you and I!

 

It’d mean the world to us if you took a few mins to answer the following survey:

http://tum-technologymanagement.limequery.org/index.php/588119/lang-en

 

By the way, if you’d like to see an embarrassing video of me explaining this project, you can find it here :lol: (Youtube):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJVaAjt-6ek&yt:cc=on

 

Thanks in advance!

Luis

:peace:

 

 

P.S. you can check ‘helping science’ off your bucket list for this year after completing the survey :)

post #2 of 10
Watched the YT vid and took part in the survey......
Checking off the "helping science" box on the 2015 bucket list lol.
Welcome to Chef Talk, Luis !

mimi
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Depends on your particular lifestyle and how and what you prep. You would not buy an electric potato peeler if you serve and purchase frozen french fries! Or a band saw if you do not butcher your own meats.

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Thanks mimi, now you know how I look when I'm nervous haha (I’m definitely much less stiff in the kitchen than in the YouTube video :D)

 

Thanks again!

Sincerely, Luis & Science ^^

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Depends on your particular lifestyle and how and what you prep. You would not buy an electric potato peeler if you serve and purchase frozen french fries! Or a band saw if you do not butcher your own meats.

 

Absolutely Chefedb! The cook's lifestyle, tastes, habits, and so much more affects how we cook; that's why WE are way better at having fresh ideas than an engineer designing a machine for everyone (or at least that's what we want to prove).

 

I'm really really looking forward to the results; I'll share them fresh off the oven as soon as we get them ;)

 

Thanks!
Luis

post #6 of 10
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Hi everyone!

 

Thanks so much for the support of everyone who has already answered the survey! I'll post the results in a month or two as soon as we run all the fancy statistics and manage the publishing stuff.

 

For statistical reasons though, we still need at least 17 more responses from ChefTalk to be able to consider our answers as a sample group :S I hope a few more people can answer the survey cuz (IMHO) the ChefTalk crowd is the best one in the study! :D

 

I'll post our findings nevertheless, but I really really think ChefTalk will make the study much more valuable! Thank you so so much yet again. Have a good cooking in the mean time!

 

Cheers!

Luis

 

The survey: http://tum-technologymanagement.limequery.org/index.php/588119/lang-en

post #7 of 10
If I may....

The survey was thoughtful and was all sliding scale question.
Totally painless and sensible.

mimi
post #8 of 10

Well, Luis...

 

I took your survey and, as ff-girl said, it was easy to get through. I hope enough others from this community will give you a hand to really help out!

 

I found it hard to discern the focus of the questions,  as you described it in your posts above.

 

So- I'm looking forward to seeing your results and conclusions.

 

Good luck.

 

Mike

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post #9 of 10
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Thanks for the comments flipflopgirl and MikeLM!

 

It's amazing how much detail goes into e-v-e-r-y word within a survey for scientific research, so I'm glad it still makes sense and that it's easy to read ^^

 

Anyways, I'm finally back in Germany and the closing time for the survey is near. Thanks again to everyone that has participated so far and thanks to those that might participate in the next few days! I'll definitely let you know what we find out ;)

 

Cheers!

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi all!

 

Just a quick update :) I've had my nose stuck in scientific articles lately but I'm still alive! We should have the results in less than a month, so I'll share them as soon as they come out of the press! (We're actually printing a few volumes on top of the digital submission).

 

Aaanywho, thanks to everyone who already took place in it! And we still have time for a few more entries; you'll literally make my year if you go through the survey! :D

 

 

Thanks! And have a good cooking ;)

Luis

 

The survey: http://tum-technologymanagement.limequery.org/index.php/588119/lang-en

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