Revolutionizing Home Cooking

A Case Study of the Innovative Audio Experience for the June Intelligent Oven


The June Intelligent Oven, a countertop marvel, seamlessly combined the convenience of a microwave oven with the precision and versatility of a convection oven. With its innovative features such as built-in cameras, Wi-Fi connectivity, cooking algorithms, and a touchscreen interface, it promises to make cooking an effortless, tech-infused experience. In this case study, we explore how the addition of an audio experience to the June Oven further elevated its user-friendliness and inclusivity.

The Problem

While the June Oven offers an array of groundbreaking features, it primarily relied on visual cues for user interaction. This posed challenges for individuals with visual impairments and those who sought a more immersive cooking experience. Our objective was to address these challenges by designing an audio experience that would enhance user engagement, accessibility, and overall satisfaction.

Our Solution 

To tackle the problem, we embarked on the creation of a comprehensive audio experience for the June Intelligent Oven. Key components of this audio experience included:

Custom Sound Sets

The June oven is used in many different locations, some quiet and some more noisy. By offering the user three sound sets to choose from, the user could tailor the experience to their soundscape. Each sound set carried through a common vocabulary that would be recognized regardless of the users selection.

Hardware/App Ecosystem

The June Oven utilizes a companion app to allow the user to make changes to the hardware. This required an audio experience that could translate from oven to phone. For pairing, the phone and the oven utilize a 'call and response' to help the user feel more confident about the connection.

Accessibility Features

The audio experience was designed to prioritize accessibility, enabling users with visual impairments to operate the oven confidently and independently. Examples of this were the creation of unique sounds when setting temperatures to denote common temp ranges as well as audio cues to replace the detent feedback that was missing from the ‘dial’ interaction.


The implementation of the audio experience was seamlessly integrated into existing June Intelligent Oven models through an OTA (over the air) software update. This update was user-friendly, requiring minimal setup and configuration. Users could effortlessly enable the audio experience through the oven's settings menu.


1. Enhanced Accessibility

Users with visual impairments reported a remarkable improvement in their ability to independently use the oven, thereby increasing inclusivity.

2. Elevated User Engagement

The audio experience made cooking more interactive and engaging, resulting in heightened user satisfaction.

3. Personalization

Users highly praised the selectable sound sets feature, as it allowed them to tailor their cooking experience to their personal soundscape.

4. Reduced Notification Fatigue

Users preferred the June’s original melody to a more classically used ‘beep’, found in other appliances. The notification sounds relay information in a more thoughtful way.


The development and implementation of the audio experience for the June Intelligent Oven has undeniably enhanced the product's overall value. By addressing accessibility concerns and providing an engaging, personalized cooking journey, we have not only elevated user satisfaction but also made cooking a more enjoyable and inclusive experience for all users. 

This case study underscores our unwavering commitment to innovation and inclusivity in the world of home cooking, making the user's kitchen a more beautiful sounding place!