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Hitachi Advanced Color Wired Remote Controller / Air conditioning controller

Hitachi Advanced Color Wired Remote Controller
Hitachi Advanced Color Wired Remote Controller

Discipline: Product

Qualified
for the Final Jury

Hitachi Advanced Color Wired Remote Controller
Hitachi Advanced Color Wired Remote Controller
Hitachi Advanced Color Wired Remote Controller
Hitachi Advanced Color Wired Remote Controller
Hitachi Advanced Color Wired Remote Controller

Discipline: Product

Qualified
for the Final Jury

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.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2020

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 13 - 24 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Africa, Asia, Australia / Oceania, Europe, North America, South America

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

Client / Manufacturer

Hitachi–Johnson Controls Air Conditioning, Inc.

Hitachi–Johnson Controls Air Conditioning, Inc.
Tokyo, Japan

Design

JCH Consumer Design

JCH Consumer Design
Johnson Controls-Hitachi
Tokyo, Japan

Liu Yang, Irene Ding, Nikhil Nair, Iris Yuan, Chia Yen Hsieh