GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Keyword
Year awarded
To
Special Award
Company Info

2015

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン金賞

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Award-winning item
Elevator [Hitachi Elevator HF-1]
Principal implementing business
Hitachi Building Systems Co., Ltd.
Category
Transportation equipment and facilities
Company(Nationality)
Hitachi Building Systems Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
15G060630
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2015

Outline* The shown information is the one as of the awarded date and might has been changed.

Outline

Hitachi elevator HF-1 applies “HUMAN FRIENDLY” as the development concept to provide a further smooth ride. This product is the first stage of this development. Its design aims at maximizing a ride without stress by focusing users’ unconscious behavior and feelings. As a result, the interface of the control panel and the buttons are designed to allow users to operate intuitively. Furthermore, the high-ceiling that reduces unpleasant pressure from a limited and closed space and the lighting that changes with human biorhythm are equipped to offer a comfortable riding experience to users.

Producer

Koji Nomura, Product Planning Department, Product Strategy Division, Global Business Strategy Group, Hitachi Building Systems Co., Ltd.

Director

Naoto Fukasawa, Naoto Fukasawa Design + Kenta Kumagai, Chief Designer, Global Center for Social Innovation - Tokyo, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.

Designer

Naoto Fukasawa, Naoto Fukasawa Design. + Akira Omachi, Kohei Shirai, Tatsuya Tokunaga, Kiyohito Fukuhara, Global Center for Social Innovation - Tokyo, R&D Group, Hitachi, Ltd.

More information

http://www.hbs.co.jp/human_friendly/index.html

Market release pending
2015/10
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