The 2014 Interaction Awards recently took place and the winner for Best in category Optimizing, was the handheld control unit The IQ-Navigator. The IQ-Navigator was designed by Veryday, for the indoor climate system company Swegon.
The Optimizing category called for products that make daily activities more efficient. In the IxDA Jury motivation, the project is described as an excellent example of “how better crafted user interface, helps ensure that users can master and make sense of a complicated system, enabling them to make more informell and responsible choices in their everyday”.
The Interaction Awards recognize and celebrate examples of excellence in Interaction Design across domains, channels, environments and cultures. The top winners were announced at the Interaction Awards Celebration and Interaction14 closing party in Amsterdam 5-8 of February. The winners were selected from over 350 submissions and a finalist pool of 27.
The 2014 Interaction Award recipients brilliantly demonstrate how the practice of Interaction Design is dedicated to the improvement of human lives. These projects, and indeed all the submissions we received, are evidence of the exciting and inspiring ways in which designers can change the world for the better.
IxDA President Nick Gould
It's a tremendous honor to receive this award – particularly because it‘s the first time a company in this business-to-business industry has focused so much on their user interface. Together the team of Industrial Designers, Interaction Designers, Design Engineers, Software Developers and Researchers undertook a journey that helped Swegon reach a leading position in usability and user experience.
Lennart Andersson, Director Interaction Design at Veryday.