Bumper shortlist announced for the 2022 RCA Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Awards

Bumper shortlist announced for the 2022 Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Awards.

The RCA Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award champions human-centred design and through a call out to universities across the world we have received an incredible set of entries from 10 universities, across 5 countries comprising England, Ireland, Israel, Japan and South Africa.

We are delighted to share the shortlist of entries below. The RCA judges will look for submissions which show ingenuity, empathy and innovation whilst focusing on health, and social benefit.

A huge congratulations to all of the projects who made the shortlist and thank you to all who entered. Explore the films below and stay tuned as the winner will be announced next week during the Helen Hamlyn Design Awards Ceremony at the prestigious RCA, Battersea Campus in London.

Cooking Utensils for Trisala and her brother

At the University of Brighton, Tatiana works with her Fix Partner Trisala to create a cooking utensil for her brother who has low grip mobility within his hands.
Fixperts: Tatiana Limbu
Fix Partner: Trisala Limbu and brother
Fixperts Tutors: James Tooze, Josie King and Catherine Grundy
Education Institute: University of Brighton
Country: U.K. (England)

Dikla’s Shoes

Fixperts at Holond Institute of Technology work with their Fix Partner, Dikla, to create a set of bespoke shoes which are comfortable and durable.
Fixperts: Noa Zeevi and Shaked Schwartzberg
Fix Partner: Dikla Croitoru
Fixperts Tutors: Prof. Gad Charny and Dana Yichye Shwachman
Education Institute: Holon Institute of Technology
Country: Israel

Dyslexia Glasses for Rachel

Fixperts, Amy and Emma at the University of Limerick work with their Fix Partner Rachel to design, test and prototype a set of a glasses which make reading easier for her dyslexia.
Fixperts: Amy Byrne and Emma Keane
Fix Partner: Rachel Keane
Fixperts Tutor: Muireann McMahon and Kellie Morrissey
Education Institute: University of Limerick
Country: Ireland

Eyecup for Sergio

Fix Partner Narishima has a condition with his iris which means light often doesn’t focus as well as it should when it is sunny. As a photographer, this can cause challenges, so Fixperts from Hosei University create an eyecup to make things a little easier.
Fixperts: Tanaka Fumiya and Shiori Aoki
Fix Partner: Narishima Sergio Tadaaki
Fixperts Tutor: Shin Azumi, Hidehiko Miura, Hiroaki Ohba and Jumpei Umekawa
Education Institute: Hosei University
Country: Japan

Glasses Organiser for Jane

Fixperts at Loughborough University design and make an organiser for Nana Jane’s glasses so that she can easily access them whilst out and about.
Fixperts: Alexander Duff, Tristan Chong, Rosie Kelly and Ece Canimoglu
Fix Partner: Jane and Mary Russell
Fixperts Tutor: Dr Emilene Zitkus
Education Institute: Loughborough University
Country: U.K. (England)

Headband for Alex

FIxperts at the University of Brighton work with Clemency to create a bespoke headband for her son Alex to support this vision and hearing.
Fixperts: Olivia Goode, Dylan Coulson and Will Murray
Fix Partner: Clemency Jacques
Fixperts Tutors: James Tooze, Josie King and Catherine Grundy
Education Institute: University of Brighton
Country: U.K. (England)

Hob Knob Oven Accessory for Margaret

Fix Partner Margaret has arthritis which makes some day to day activities difficult. Fixperts at Brunel University London work with her to create an attachment for her oven to make turning the knobs easier.
Fixperts: Ben Roffey, Emily Boyd, Aaliya Khatri, Daniel Soole and Mohammed Hemani
Fix Partner: Margaret
Fixperts Tutor: Mike Kann
Education Institute: Brunel University London
Country: U.K. (England)

Mouth Piece Holder for Ian

Fix Partner Ian is paralised from the waist down, and uses a mouth piece as an alternative to some daily tasks. Fixperts LIberty and Ciara worked with Ian to create a holder for his mouth piece.
Fixperts: Liberty McGovern and Ciara Moynihan
Fix Partner: Ian O’Connell
Fixperts Tutor: Muireann McMahon and Kellie Morrissey
Education Institute: University of Limerick
Country: Ireland

One Hand Zip

Fixperts Neta and Nitay worked with their Fix Partner Orit to create a device which allows her to zip up coats and jackets with the use of one hand.
Fixperts: Neta Lip and Nitay Rajmiel
Fix Partner: Orit Martinovich Simenhau
Photography and Editing: Elya Natalia Eizerikova
Direction: Eran Shapira
Fixperts Tutors: Dori Oryan and Eran Apelbuam
Education Institute: SMKB – Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts
Country: Israel

Ralph’s Accessory Kit

Fix Partner, Ralph, uses walking sticks around his house and car, however often find problems with their stability. Through consultation and testing with Ralph, Fixperts at Loughborough University, design and create an accessory kit for his sticks.
Fixperts: Romy Norgrove, Victor Hupe, Rajabbek Muminnov and Jemima Snelson
Fix Partner: Ralph
Fixperts Tutor: Dr Emilene Zitkus
Education Institute: Loughborough University
Country: U.K. (England)

Reliefrain Umbrella Holder for Erika

Fixperts at Hosei University in Japan work with their Fix Partner Erika to create an umbrella attachment to allow her to secure the umbrella without the use of her hands.
Fixperts: Kousuke Inoue, Yu Masano, Hayato Saito
Fix Partners: Atsushi Sato and Erika Sato
Fixperts Tutor: Shin Azumi, Hidehiko Miura, Hiroaki Ohba and Jumpei Umekawa
Education Institute: Hosei University
Country: Japan

Pen Grip for Rasheed

Fixperts at Ravensbourne University design, test and make a grip for Fix Partner Rasheed’s pen to make writing easier.
Fixperts: Muhsin and Jakob
Fix Partner: Rasheed
Fixperts Tutor: Nadine Bennet
Education Institute: Ravensbourne University
Country: U.K. (England)

Spiral Tripod for Iddo

Iddo is a husband, father, adventurer, architect, designer and a wheelchair user. Fixperts from HIT design and test a support which allows Iddo to lift himself from the ground into his wheelchair.
Fixperts: Omri Steinmetz and Yoav Dagan
Fix Partner: Iddo Gruengard
Fixperts Tutors: Prof. Gad Charny and Dana Yichye Shwachman
Education Institute: Holon Institute of Technology
Country: Israel

Spoon for Barbie

Fixperts at Tshwane University of Technology work with Fix Partner, Barbie, to create a bespoke spoon which makes eating easier.
Fixperts: Sthembiso Ndumo, Zinhlimbali Mbatha, Jerrod du Rand, Emeritus Lukhele and Tannie
Fix Partner: Barbie van der Walt
Fixperts Tutor: Mr. H Dubery
Education Institute: Tshwane University of Technology
Country: South Africa

Tap Accessory for Phyl

Fixperts Liam and Jack work with their Fix Partner Phyl to design, test and install a pulley system in the kitchen to make using the tap easier.
Fixperts: Liam Hayes and Jack Kellet
Fix Partner: Phyl
Fixperts Tutors: Derek Vallence and Caoimhe McMahon
Education Institute: National College of Art and Design
Country: Ireland

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