Publications in Scientific Journals:

R. Wimmer, C. Pokpong, M.J. Kang, A. Mahdavi:
"Analysis of user needs for a solar cooking stove acceptance";
Energy Procedia, 2013 (2013).

English abstract:
Many researches were conducted and proved that a solar-based cooking stove can provide high temperature sufficient for cooking foods. However, a solar-based cooking stove has not been widely used in households yet. This paper aims to investigate the reason for the low acceptance of the solar cooking stove at the end of the households, based on the analysis of the user needs related to an electric cooking stove and the cooking bahavior, in order to suggest a design guideline to design a cooking stove which is more likely to be accepted by households. The Kano model was used to classify user needs regarding an electric cooking stove to determine necessary features for a solar-based cooking stove. The result of this study is to improve user acceptance by using a design that bridges user needs and cooking stove features.

User needs, solar-based cooking stove, user acceptance, Kano model

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