Envisioning the future of smart food and beverage production for more efficient and sustainable products
I worked on Connected Proof as a co-founder and “CEO” for about two years. All but 6 months was part-time work while consulting since we were bootstrapping it.
Our vision was to make low-cost IoT devices that would connect to a food or beverage producer’s existing equipment to enable the collection of real-time production metrics, which we’d then learn from over time to suggest ways to make production more efficient.
We got as far as deploying prototype hardware in a few different production facilities that are still up-and-running and collecting data.
In early 2021, we decided that the time isn’t right for Connected Proof’s business model, so we’re going into maintenance mode. That said, we learned a ton, shipped some really cool tech, and took away insights that we hope will allow us to transition this to a related product.
The design system represents my first real foray into hardware design, and I think the system we came up with for the hardware, touch-screen, web, and mobile controls is pretty cool—hopefully it’ll become the basis for another product.
You can check out the Connected Proof website.
Case study detailing UI system coming soon.
Maybe we’d work well together …