2017 / Transportation / Aircraft/Aerospace / Professional

Thales Avionics 2020

  • Prizes
    Gold in Transportation/Aircraft/Aerospace
  • Company
    Use Design, France
  • Lead Designer
    Patrick Avril
  • Design Team
    Vivien Gauthier Thomas Guesnon Matthieu Davy de Virville
  • Client
    Thales Avionics
  • Project Link

Avionics 2020 is a cockpit concept designed by
Thales to enter into service around 2020. Avionics
2020 was designed right from the beginning with
a simple idea: that pilots are the main assets
of the air transportation system.
A multi-disciplinary design team has contributed
to this innovative cockpit concept, making it
simple to use and to train with, ensuring that it
allows complex tasks to be managed easily,
making it robust to failure, and providing a
compact/ ef cient, modern, and reliable
environment in which to work.
From the beginning, the project has involved a
multidisciplinary team of pilots, engineers,
psychologists, physicians, and human factor
specialists. Thanks to this approach, the two
design teams - namely Félix & Associés for
product design, and Use Design for interface
design - have succeeded in creating a seamless
cockpit where hardware and software interactions
are totally consistent from a look and feel point of

Other prizes
Observeur du Design Red Dot Design Award

Photo Credit: Use Design