CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2013
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Whirlpool Corporation, headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan, is a worldwide innovator in manufacturing a diverse range of household appliances and technologies.

As an innovator in the field, Whirlpool now offers “Connected Appliances” that give customers new ways to interact with their appliances.

As expected, our Guided Cooking and Recipe App is a cooking and recipe guide that provides recipes including the typical lists of ingredients and preparation instructions along with cooking steps. The remarkable feature of our app is that eventually it will be able to communicate directly with a new line of Whirlpool ovens, displaying the cooking steps directly on an oven’s touchscreen display.

Whirlpool customers can create their own customizable version of the guide. They can personalize existing recipes and add recipes of their own. Ingredients that a customer does not have are added to their individual shopping list by simply clicking a button.

Select Whirlpool employees are given administrator rights, which grant them the capability to add edit and remove recipes.

Our Guided Cooking and Recipe App uses a variety of technologies including PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and JavaScript.