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Student Showcase Archive

2009

The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2009

The new-look Helen Hamlyn Design Awards is the competition that recognises outstanding people-centred design ideas by graduating students of the Royal College of Art.  

Awards were given in relation to each of the Helen Hamlyn Centre's three main research themes - inclusive design, workplace design and design for patient safety. There was also a special prize for creativity given personally by Helen Hamlyn. Royal College of Art professors and heads of department nominated entrants.

There were five awards, each worth £2,000. Award categories as follows

  1. British Council for Offices Award for Working Life
    'Desk' System, Felix De Pass, RCA Design Products  (Winner)

  2. Age Concern and Help the Aged Design Award for Inclusive Community
    Move-it: Cardboard wheels, David Graham, RCA Innovation Design Engineering (Winner)

  3. Factory Design Award for Healthcare and Patient Safety
    PhD study of 3D Modelling Tools, Jorge Roberto Lopes Dos Santos, RCA Design Products (Winner)

  4. Technology Strategy Board Design Award for Independent Living
    Touch&Turn: Cooking for the blind, Menno Kroezen, RCA Innovation Design Engineering (Winner)

  5. Helen Hamlyn Design Award for Creativity
    Touch&Turn: Cooking for the blind, Menno Kroezen, RCA Innovation Design Engineering (Winner)
    Move-it: Cardboard wheels, David Graham, RCA Innovation Design Engineering (Highly Commended)

Commendations

  • The Vidarbha Cotton Widows, Verena Hanschke, RCA Communication Art & Design
  • Reflections on Talking and Listening, Yiqiao (Echao) Jiang, RCA Communication Art & Design 
  • Social Soap 1-Paris Suburbs, Thomas Pausz, RCA Design Products

See winning projects here

Judging Panel 2009

  • Prof Jeremy Myerson (Chair) - Helen Hamlyn Centre 
  • Adrian Berry - Factory Design
  • Roger Coleman - Prof Emeritus
  • Peter Gyllan - Danmarks Designskole
  • Helen Hamlyn - Helen Hamlyn Trust
  • Pamela Holmes - Age Concern and Help the Aged
  • Jackie Marshall-Cyrus - Technology Strategy Board
  • Paul Warner - British Council for Offices
  • Matthew White - Design Consultant