2020 / Home Interior Products
/ Switches, Temperature Control Systems
Hitachi Advanced Color Wired Remote Control
Winner in Home Interior Products/Switches, Temperature Control Systems
Hitachi–Johnson Controls Air Conditioning, Inc., Japan
Liu Yang, Nikhil Nair, Irene Ding, Iris Yuan and Chia Yen Hsieh
JCH Consumer Design
This is a wired remote controller for residential and commercial spaces. Users seek for a simpler navigation to control temperature, but most legacy products do not prioritize this. Research suggests actual need for improved visibility on display, simplified navigation, and aesthetics that integrates with interiors. The wave shape on the cover is a visual language and a user-tested ergonomic benefit to a more comfortable touch angle. By re-thinking the manufacturing approach, physical touch-points, and user interfaces, this product provides a simple to use solution over competing offerings.
Photo Credit: Hitachi–johnson Controls Air Conditioning, Inc.