Apple devised the world’s largest prep kitchen, 9 separate restaurants (including a mega-caffe), and a custom internal distribution network. My team and I were tasked to design a simple to use iPad app that tied this beast together. The solution was named CORi, which stood for Centralized Ordering and Receiving implementation.
Ordering and menu creation is a static process. It consists of picking what ingredients you need, how much, and when. This meant the app only needed two views to place an order.
The design was meant to be simplistic, as there was already an SOP in place. CORi made pre-existing processes easier to do, track, and dispatch.
A couple months before the opening of the new building, and subsequent launch of CORi, my boss quit. He was the project’s main contact point to the outside world. Due to the large disconnect between my team and the rest of the caffe, management decided to scrap the project. Looking back at it, I should have taken more responsibility to diversify the stakeholders for the project. Getting more outside investment would’ve made for a more long-lasting project. I can only be grateful for the lessons and skills I have learned from my time at Apple.