This culture took me on a journey to collect some samples to construct into a MOOD BOARD for a User Interface [UI]...
None of them felt real.
So I came up with an idea to combine an augmented user interface with an element that is true to a pizza restaurant: A chopping board.
An electrical current that runs just 1mm above the surface of the wooden board, projects an augmented user interface of the traditional menu on top of it. This adds a human element to the whole process of browsing through a digital menu by allowing the user to still feel the weight of the board as well as the texture of the wood.
The whole ordering process is streamlined with the inclusion of e-Ordering. This allows the user to browse and order straight from the menu without being disturbed by a waiter.
Here are some of my thought processes that lead me to the concept designs...
The distance of the hand from the board is calculated and allows the different elements of the UI to light up as the user hovers over it. Once an element is clicked, the current is broken and displays the next "screen".
All gestures are standard and therefore elements can be swiped, pinched, tapped, etc.