Flavor Description System
By using scales to overcome the problem of benchmarking flavor descriptions, we have created a unique flavor description mechanism that allows people to accurately describe what they are tasting. With 6 scales (system described below), users are able to plot their perception of each flavor accurately as opposed to struggling to find the right vocabulary to voice their opinion. This not only overcomes a serious communication barrier around verbalizing abstract taste, but also transcends language barriers and allows us to get a much more nuanced understanding of flavor perception.
Using the same input mechanism, we can plot each flavor in a graphical sense, translating the abstract concept of taste into a tangible (3-D printed) shape that can be held in ones' hand. This has the profound effect of visually seeing the difference in the way each person tastes, but also of viewing aggregate data around perception of flavor across a group.