Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2010
Tom Stables: Design Products
Television remote controls can be bewildering and difficult to use for the elderly, especially as many TV and DVD systems now require the operation of multiple remote controls. This project places multiple remote controls in a casing with custom graphic overlays to create a complete easy-to-follow information system. The overlays deliver information in sequence and isolate only the buttons needed.
"This project makes technology accessible for those who most need it through the simplest of low-tech solutions. It solves a real problem for older people."
Technology Strategy Board
The Technology Strategy Board is an executive non-departmental public body that is all about driving innovation. Its role is to stimulate technology-enabled innovation in the areas which offer the greatest scope for boosting UK growth and productivity. It advises the Government on how to remove barriers to innovation and accelerate the exploitation of new technologies.