Nourishment Project
by Brittany Williams

“How can I make the process of making sourdough bread easier and more accessible for the beginner bread baker? ”

Design Context

Naturally Fermented Sourdough made by the fermentation of dough using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeast. Sourdough bread has a mildly sour taste not present in most bread made with baker’s yeast and better inherent keeping qualities than other bread, due to the lactic acid produced by the lactobacilli. However, I identified some challengings of Making Naturally Fermented Sourdough and then provided service artifacts to relieves these challengings.

Design Artefacts

Smart Container–Take the guesswork out of your sourdough starter with temperature and humidity sensors that show you how your special and unique sourdough starter is doing.

Sourdough Starter App–A sourdough starter is a living culture thriving with activity. The starter needs the right temperature and consistent, measured feedings. With the sourdough starter app cultivating a healthy starter is easy, and you’ll never miss a feeding.

Sourdough Campaign–Sourdoh Campaign encourages bakers of all levels to post their sourdough failures, to remind the community that mistakes are perfectly normal and part of the process of learning how to make bread.

Video Resources–Easy to follow, step by step tutorials will take you from a beginner to an expert in sourdough bread making.