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Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2018

The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards, recognises 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 26 June 2018 at an awards ceremony at the Royal College of Art. Prizes totalled £12,000. A new category was introduced to the Awards this year – The TCS Award for Digital Inclusion.

The main award categories were sponsored by: IA Interior Architects, MIE, Scott Brownrigg, Snowdon Trust, and TCS. 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.

See this year’s Awards winners here

The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2018, Winners: 

1. The Fixperts Award
Winner: Colour code for Blind User
Fixperts: Natalia Boned, Clara Masiá, Núria Gómez – Escola Massana, Spain
Fixparter: Guillermo Fernández

2. Helen Hamlyn Design Award for Alumni
Winner: Shruti Grover, RCA Graduate 2013, Helen Hamlyn Research Associate 2014,2015

3. The Snowdon Award for Disability
Winner: Lewis Hornby, Innovation Design Engineering – Jelly Drops

4. IA Interior Architects Award for Work Futures
Winner: Andriana Faidra Nassou, Global Innovation Design – Symbiont

5. TCS Design Award for Digital Inclusion
Winner: Bethan Mitchell, Service Design – LARA

6. MIE Design Award for Healthcare
Winner: Dongyuan Li, Innovation Design Engineering – The Illusion of Touch

7. Scott Brownrigg Design Award for Inclusive Spaces
Joint Winner: Andriana Faidra Nassou, Global Innovation Design – Symbiont
Joint Winner: Joel Cunningham, Architecture – Agriact

8. Helen Hamlyn Design Award for Creativity
Winner: Sara Pagani Periti, Design Products – Collapsible Spinal Board
Highly Commended: Dougie Mann, Industrial Design Engineering – Typecase


Shey Cobley | Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Brian Firth | MIE Medical Research Limited

Rama Gheerawo (Chair) | The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Tim Hardingham | IA Interior Architects

Frances von Hofmannsthal | SnowdonTrust

Laurence Orsini | Scott Brownrigg