Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur’s student Sachin Np has designed ‘Ocha 2.0’, a customizable tea maker which uses a mobile application to brew tea to suit the needs of user’s taste buds.
The kettle features options such as customising and scheduling the tea as the user wants and can be scheduled to keep a cup ready. So, one can boil the water at the particular temperature they want and set an alarm the night before to keep the tea ready.
“It can be operated by the user in two different ways. Either with the help of the mobile application that comes along with the product or with the help of the user interface embedded onto the product. The kettle comes with a central display console comprising a display button placed right at the centre of the console that helps in selecting the various options in the menu,” said Sachin.
The application also makes it possible to operate Ocha remotely with the help of Internet of things.The design of his kettle fetched him A’ Design Award and Competition, the world’s largest design competition recognising the best designs, concepts, products and services.
“Brewing tea is now an art. In the case of Ocha 2.0, I have redefined the rules as art follows technology.I believe design lies in everything that makes a user not to let think of its design. The design should be always like a fluid for a user that just flows flawlessly,” said Sachin.