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May 1st at #KBtribechat – Stronger Together

A kitchen and bath industry discussion.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) When doing smart home design do you ever collaborate with an AV pro for additional insights? Why or why not?

2.) Do you ever bring in other specific experts to consult on your projects? Lighting? Color?

3.) How do you get your product details for design and specification purposes? What can manufacturers do to help in this regard?

4.) Do you have any building industry or design certifications? Which ones?  If not, why not? If yes, has it been good for your career?

5.) Do you belong to any trade associations? Which ones? How has it been helpful? What do you want to get out of the membership?

6.) What industry collaborations have you found to be beneficial? Explain!

7.) How can KBtribechat help? Is there a topic you’d like to discuss in depth that we haven’t done yet?

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on Wednesday, May 1st

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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April 3 at #KBtribechat – The Future of Kitchens

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances.

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How will trends like urbanization and meal delivery affect kitchens in the future? Join us on 4/3 at 2 pm ET for a forward-looking Twitter Chat on the Future of Kitchens where we’ll touch on everything tech from Augmented Reality to app-guided cooking.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1. How does tech influence kitchen design?

2. Do you think kitchens will remain the heart of the home? Why/why not?

3. Hyper-personalization is on the rise. How could your appliances be more tailored to your lifestyle?

4. How has VR or AR changed the way you shop?

5. Do you believe tech makes us better cooks? Why or why not?

6. How does the trend of urbanization impact kitchens?

7. Appliances 2.0: If you could create one new appliance what would it be?

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on Wednesday, April 3

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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March 20 at #KBtribechat – Aging in Place

A Design Discussion

Hosted by John Kelsey

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We all look forward to living a long life. Not many of us look forward to growing old. For those of us in our 50’s and 60’s, we being noticing small changes in our bodies and mind. Activities and tasks that were simple and easy, even enjoyable, become annoying, too much, tiring and difficult to perform. The risk is home ownership begins to become a burden instead of a pleasure.

 

John’s KBtribechat Questions:

1.) In general terms, what are the biggest challenges will a client have to address who chooses to live/age in place into their later years?

2.) Functionality in the kitchen is a major aging/living challenge. How can we minimize bending, reaching, stooping, even getting burnt or scalded as we plan a kitchen?

3.) Functionality in the bathroom is a major aging/living challenge. How can we minimize bending, reaching, stooping, slipping, even getting scalded as we plan a bathroom?

4.) Slipping and falling is the leading cause of injury or death among older adults. What flooring solutions in the kitchen and bath can we provide that will help minimize this risk?

5.) As we age, our eyesight changes. Small print becomes impossible to read, as does that menu in the candle lit restaurant. What lighting solutions will make life easier for someone to use the kitchen or bathroom?

6.) Technology offers the potential of being a great enabler in four categories for those who opt for a living/aging in place lifestyle. Communication/engagement, Health and Wellness, Learning/Contribution and Safety/Security. How can it help? What are the risks?

 

7.) What features in the home would help facilitate a good aging in place environment?

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on Wednesday, March 20

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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Here’s where you’ll find the transcript for this KBtribechat.

John wrote a comprehensive recap with MANY take-aways from this KBtribechat. Find it here.

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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?

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on Wednesday, June 14

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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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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on Wednesday, February 8

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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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.

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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.

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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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