The invention relates to an adaptive user interface (UI) for controlling a kitchen appliance, e.g., a hob system. The hob system comprises a display unit and a programmable microcontroller (µC) which communicate with each other. The display unit is a TFT display and shows the adaptive user interface (UI) allowing the user to interact with the hob system. The programmable microcontroller (µC) is configured to receive the input signals from a user via the adaptive UI and deliver commands to the UI or operational components of a hob system. The adaptive UI may include featured icons, cooking functions, setting modes, and a quick menu option as a part of the displayed information shown on the TFT display. The adaptive UI allows the user to set the background image of his/her choice. Furthermore, the adaptive UI allows the user to modify and rearrange the featured icons as well as a cooking function sequence based on the user’s personal preferences. The adaptive UI also offers a user with a slider bar mechanism on the UI to feed input signals to the hob system. The user can make use of the slider bar to set the sequence, power intensity level, and timer for each cooking function. Therefore, the invention provides an adaptive UI that can adapt to user’s needs and save user’s time on processing complex information shown on the TFT display. Overall, the invention provides a sense of freedom to modify/rearrange the UI as well as the sequence of cooking functions easily, thus building a deeper connection with the kitchen appliance.
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Mohr, Christian, "Personalization of graphical user interfaces - ID-06099", Technical Disclosure Commons, (August 16, 2022)