V2 Studios Scoop 2011 Red Dot Award for Unified Remote Control

V2 Studios Scoop 2011 Red Dot Award for Unified Remote Control

London based product design consultancy V2 Studios has been awarded a coveted Red Dot award in this year's product design category for their design for Virgin Media's Unified Remote Control.

The Ergonomic Remote control was the first item to be released from a family of products designed by V2 for Virgin Media over the past year. A strong visual identity was created to help differentiate Virgin Media's product range from rival offerings in the market place and create devices that are desirable, functionally excellent and iconic in the home.

The Unified Remote offers the user improved usability over existing offerings by focusing and repositioning buttons based around their frequency of use. Its arced surfaces follow the natural curvature of your palm when relaxed, guiding the users hands towards the essential controls. When designing the remote, ergonomic excellence was critical. Functionality was completely analysed and this resulted in removing buttons and controls that were duplicated or confusing for the user. The concentric buttons are designed to follow the natural arc of the fingers as they reach further across the product making it easier to operate.