The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards, recognise outstanding graduate design projects that contribute to improving quality of life.
The awards were presented to graduating students of the Royal College of Art on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at an awards ceremony at the Royal College of Art. Prizes totalled £14,000. There were two new categories introduced to the Awards this year: the Scott Brownrigg Award for Inclusive Spaces and the Realys Award for Work Futures. In addition, the Snowdon Award for Disability was reinstated (previously ran from 1999 - 2008) with support from the Snowdon Trust.
The five main award categories were sponsored by Age UK, Innovate UK, MIE, Realys and Scott Brownrigg. In addition to the Snowdon Award for Disability, Helen Hamlyn, founder of the Helen Hamlyn Trust, 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 2016 Winners:
7. The Fixperts Award
Winner: A Pen Holder for Donal
Fixperts: Laura Lowry, Sarah Madden, Nathan Joyce, Maverick Andaloc and Alana McDonough; Fix Partner: Donal O'Flynn; Education Institute: National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
Heeju Kim, Design Products – Empathy Bridge for Autism