In search of stand-out, high-quality design and innovation, the 24 expert members of this year’s international Red Dot Award Communication Design jury assessed entries from around the world, looking for examples of outstanding design quality. The Philips Experience Design team, led by the team in Böblingen, Germany, worked alongside the renowned sound design studio Sen Sound to thoughtfully re-examine, reimagine, and incrementally redesign patient monitoring alarm sounds to meet the needs of individuals who have to hear them repeatedly in hectic, acute care environments.
“We are particularly proud of this unique design project,” says Andreas Walden, Usability Leader for Hospital Patient Monitoring at Philips. “We are among the only health technology companies to prioritize alarm sound innovation. Philips Sounds was strategically and painstakingly developed to help build trust among stakeholders through co-creation, non-disruptive change, and mutual learning.”
Philips’ additional Best-of-the-Best Red Dot award for OneBlade packaging design system, a fit-for-future solution, proves that design innovation can extend beyond product usability and into environmental impact. Acting sustainably and responsibly safeguards Philips’ license to operate. Embedding sustainability – and circularity into daily operations is critical to ensuring our long-term business relevance and impact. The paper-based OneBlade packaging solution is one of the foundations of Philips pack platforming efforts, illustrating how the use of less material, fewer parts, and less volume goes hand-in-hand with iconic presence and the best user experience.