Ingredients and instructions
Even though the swipe feature doesn't work well for when the user is cooking, it still has potential for when users are locating a recipe to cook. Helping them locate servings, time frames, and challenges.
Step by step experience
Not only does the user get a step by step experience in the video but they also get the ingredients and instruction included. Giving users all the information they need little at a time. To move to the next step users can either tap next or swipe next, which means less interaction needed to follow recipes.
I tested the idea with a high fidelity prototype with 5 people cooking one recipe from Tasty. The results were promising according to how users interacted with the prototype and the less amount of times users had stopped to understand the next steps. One even quoted, "this is why I loved Tasty in the first place."
What happened after?
My senior report was successful and was awarded 1st in web/app design at ASU May 2017. I also submitted the report to Abobe Achievement Awards for digital experiences in 2017 and made it to the semifinalist. I have continued to update this feature as I discover new patterns for mobile and have also shared my work with Tasty themself. I am interested in trying this idea on a different home device like Google nest hub, Facebook portal, or Amazon echo show.