Remote

University of Twente

2012

Contrary to the scientific view on design of the University, I wanted to explore form more freely and find new ways to create form and make quick iterations. In four different ways I’ve tried to come up with a new shape for a remote control. With both physical and digital methods a large diversity of shapes was created, further revised and improved.

With silhouettes, wood, paper and 3D sculptures the form of a remote was explored. From each method new shapes emerged that were refined with sketches.

The ergonomic quality and dimensions were evaluated with foam models.

The goal of the form study was to explore the shape language of remotes, but to show the effectiveness in the application, one concept has been developed with the theme: lightness. Above the key sketch based on the proportions of the foam models is shown.