The design process of a kitchen, like design tasks in other areas, requires specific domain knowledge and skills. However, kitchen design has its unique requirements and constraints due to the limited flexibility in appliance selection and work layout. While planning and designing a kitchen, users face complicated situations where they need to consider many technical factors such as the structure and floor plan of the house, lighting and heating system, interfering traffic in the kitchen, geographic locations of the house, temperature and humidity, and clean technology to name a few. The kitchen is also highly sensitive to local culture. For example, the demand for utensils, furniture, and appliances closely depends on cooking styles that vary drastically across the globe.
"Designing Life: A Socio-cultural Analysis of IKEA Kitchen Planner and UX,"
Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization: Vol. 10
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