Researchers from the Architecture Department at Istanbul Technical University have attempted to devise a classification system that will help kitchen companies to design efficient and effective kitchens. Major companies are in the reference list.
Their article, A Systemic Approach for Increasing the Success of Kitchen Interior Design within the Context of Spatial User Requirements“, contains extensive tables of design elements across a range of user requirements. For those interested in the science of kitchen use and dimensions, this could be a worthwhile read.
It is clear from the paragraph on the results of the study that this is still work in progress. The classification system aims to establish a link between the proposed design rules and user requirements so that it can be used as a guiding tool for designers.