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Technology in the Kitchen: The Future is Now!

The kitchen has undergone a dramatic change thanks to technology. From operating appliances remotely through an app to voice command through smart home assistants to set and adjust cooking temperature and time, there’s no doubt that technology has transformed the heart of the home.

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Join Whirlpool Corporation and Whirlpool brand as they sponsor and host the June 14 KBTribeChat on technology in the kitchen! Today, as more consumers look for kitchen products that provide purposeful technology to fit their daily lives and reflect a sense of individuality, home appliance design demands both passion and a unique perspective.

For more than 100 years, Whirlpool Corporation has dedicated its teams and resources to merging cultural observations and insights with emerging technologies and consumer trends. When it comes to technology in the kitchen, the company’s definition of innovation goes beyond the surface. Whirlpool Corporation is not interested in extraneous, low-function features and technologies that value flash over function. They believe technology at its most innovative should simplify the things we do every day. As such, Whirlpool Corporation is committed to incorporating purposeful technology that enhances a homeowner’s experience.

Whirlpool, the company’s flagship brand, is a leader in finding innovative ways for family members to take care of one another—driven by the notion that behind every chore is an act of love. The brand designs home appliances focused on combining new features with meaningful functionality that make providing care more intuitive. Aligned with the Corporation’s mission, Whirlpool Brand sees connected appliances as an opportunity to solve real family needs, rather than just using technology for technology’s sake.

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Let discuss how technology is infiltrating the heart of the home!

Our KBtribechat questions:

• What is trending when it comes to technology in the kitchen?
• In what ways does kitchen technology bring convenience to consumers?
• How is kitchen technology impacting home cooking?
• How are you incorporating sustainable technologies in the kitchen?
• What kitchen technologies excite you the most?

Join this Twitter conversation

on Wednesday, June 14

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

 

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February 8 at #KBtribechat: Connected Convenience: How technology is helping in the household

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances.

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The KBtribechat questions:

1. If you could automate one kitchen task what would it be?

2. From leaving the oven on to leaky dishwashers, what do you worry about when it comes to kitchen safety? How could technology assist?

3. Moving from the cookbook to the iPad. How can technology help you better execute recipes?

4. What issues have you had with servicing your appliance and how could technology have made the process flow more smoothly?

5. Amazon Echo is said to be leading the way in voice assistance. How have you used voice commands in the kitchen? If you haven’t, what’s stopping you from getting an Echo or competitor?

6. How can technology help you bring more organization to the kitchen?

7. Amazon Dash automatically reorders supplies. What household supplies do you always run out of or what do you always buy too many of?

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Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, February 8

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Technology for Designers

We are excited to announce that  Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD is hosting our next kbtribechat on the latest technologies  for the kitchen and bath industry. Join our Twitter discussion by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from two to three pm eastern time.

Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD

Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD

Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD is the founder of SketchThis.net.  Eric has utilized 3D technology throughout his career.  He has taken pencil and paper operations and converted them to 3D, worked with Google on Sketchup’s development, created 3D content for companies large and small, and taught Sketchup to countless students all over the country.

SketchThis also launched a kitchen design plugin for Sketchup.  This plugin is a cloud service that plugs directly into Sketchup and provides a rich catalog of cabinetry and interior components for designers to design even faster with Sketchup.  What use to take hours takes minutes now with this plugin.

He is also an active columnist in Kitchen & Bath Design News, is often hired to teach Sketchup  and speak on emerging technologies for the design field.  He is currently touring the country on a three year teaching tour with Ellen Cheever and Kitchen & Bath Design News.

Eric also runs the social media efforts for  Kesseböhmer (Branded Clever Storage) in the United States, promoting the brand on many different social media platforms.

Here is the transcript for this chat.

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Using Technology In Design

On Wednesday, August 22, Thermador is hosting kbtribechat on Using Technology In Design.  Please join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are proud to have Thermador sponsor and host this kbtribechat.

Download their free iPad app >> Thermador Kitchen Design & Planning Guide

WIN AN iPAD!!!!!

On Thursday, August 23rd – the day after kbtribechat – A Thermador giveaway will take place for followers of @ThermadorHome.  Look for @ThermadorHome to ask a question at 6am PST.  Use the hashtag #ThermadorDesign in your response tweets.  The contest closes at 11:59pm PST and the winner will be randomly selected on Friday, August 24th. Complete Details Here

Here are the discussion questions:

1.  How do you use technology in your consulting process with clients?
2.  What are some new tech tools or apps for design that you’d like to
share?
3.  How have you used technology to aid in your design?
4.  How are your clients using technology?
5.  Moving forward, where do you see improvements that can be made in
partnering the design process with technology?

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Here is the transcript for this #kbtribechat.

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Leveraging Technology

We are excited to announce that on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Eric Schimelpfenig is hosting #kbtribechat on LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY. Join our discussion by adding our hashtag to your tweets between 2 and 3pm eastern time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eric Schimelpfenig

Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD has been an innovator in design and 3D technology for many years.  He has worked with Kraftmaid, Google, Masco, and many other prominent companies in our industry teaching Google Sketchup, speaking on technology, and writing.


He is also currently a column writer for Kitchen & Bath Design News, public speaker, Sketchup Trainer, and he maintains a blog at www.SketchThis.Net
Eric hosted on July 4, 2011 on SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS for design. This transcript is a download and is available in the 2011 transcripts.
Eric’s April 4, 2012 kbtribechat transcript: LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY

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