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The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards, recognise outstanding graduate design projects that contribute to improving quality of life.

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They were presented to graduating students of the Royal College of Art on Tuesday 30 June 2015 in an awards ceremony at the RCA. The four main award categories were sponsored by AgeUK, GMW Architects, MIE Medical and InnovateUK Representatives from each organisation gave prizes totalling £10,000. Helen Hamlyn, founder of the Helen Hamlyn Trust, which has endowed the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA, gave her own personal award for creativity. There was also a Fixperts Award and a Design Award for Helen Hamlyn Alumni.

The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2015 Winners:

1. AgeUK Award for Inclusive Design
Winners: Tian-Jia Hsieh, Lucy Jung, Hwansoo Jeon, Daniel Walklin, Innovation Design Engineering – ARC Pen 

2. Innovate UK Innovation for Living Award
Joint Winner: Adi Zaffran, Design Products – Rubber on Concrete
Joint Winner: Vidhi Mehta, Innovation Design Engineering – Post/Biotics

3. MIE Design Award for Healthcare  
Winner: Laura Venables, Textiles – Memory

4. GMW Design Award for Work and City 
Winner: Yu-Lin Chen, Design Products – We Charge

5. Helen Hamlyn Design Award for Alumni
Winner: Katherine Gough, RCA Graduate 2001, Helen Hamlyn Research Associate 2002, 2004

6. Helen Hamlyn Award for Creativity
Winners: Joanna Hyland, Ralf Alwani, Matt Volsen, Architecture – HELIX Pop-Up Design Studio 

7. The Fixperts Award 
Winner: Button Fastener 
'Fixperts' Aaron Nooney, Marie Kelly, Ally Morehead, Aidan Judd; Fixpartner: Tom ; Education Institute: National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland

Highly Commended Projects:

  • Clementine Blakemore, Architecture – Project Lacey Green
  • Rosann Ling, Interior Design – Nature/Nurture
  • Michael Pecirno, Information Experience Design – Everything That Was There Before (and still is)