Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award 2020 is open for submissions.

Calling all undergraduate Fixperts! We’re looking for inspirational Fixperts projects from the last 18-months to apply for the Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award 2020.

The prestigious award champions human-centred design across all disciplines. The Helen Hamlyn judging panel will be looking for extraordinary projects which positively impacts the Fix Partner’s daily life with a focus on health, the ageing community and social benefit. Each project will be evaluated on the following three areas – the relationship with the Fix Partner, ingenuity of the solution and the quality of the storytelling.

This remarkable recognition, now in its 8th year, has become a key moment in Fixperts story but we understand that things may be a little different this year. Some projects may have been affected by the pandemic, whilst some may have been a direct response to the restrictions that we’ve experienced during these unprecedented times. If this is the case with your project, please add details within the submission form, we’d love to hear from you.

Deadline: 31 August 2020

Complete the submission form with information on the project and the people involved. You only need to enter once per project.

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2019 Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award Winner

Garden Tool Grip for Thala

11 year old Thala, lost her fingers as a result of a fire. Fixperts work with her to create a tool so that she can work independently in the garden.
Fixperts: Elinor Tal and Nevo Fryd
Fix Partner: Thala
Education Institute: Holon Institute of Technology
Country: Israel

“I think they did a great job, as trying to replicate fine motor skills of the human hand (even to a degree) is extremely difficult. They showed great user testing, included the failures in iteration, and came up with a very usable product” – Jonathan West, Research Fellow