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Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Wins the Red Dot Brands and Communication Design Award for Hitachi airCloud Select and Hitachi Cooling and Heating Icon Library

  • Oct. 31, 2022
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Tokyo, Japan (October 31, 2022)– Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan) wins the Red Dot Brands and Communication Design Award, a German international design award for product, brand, and communication designs and concepts, for Hitachi airCloud Select and the Hitachi Cooling and Heating Icon Library.

The Red Dot Design Award continues to recognize the best creative works from brands spanning different industries, and Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning wins the Brands and Communication Design Award setting the brand apart from competitors. The winning designs are as follows:

The Hitachi airCloud Select is Johnson Control-Hitachi Air Conditioning’s select software with a user interface designed to make easy and quick equipment selection while adhering to complex design rules. The user interface helps sales and service people design systems and generate proposals with ease by accelerating workflow and through its CAD Designer Canvas which provides an interactive workspace reducing chances of error.

The Hitachi Cooling and Heating Icon Library is part of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning global air conditioning solutions’ visual language. It standardizes the visual communication across physical, digital, residential, and commercial products from remote/central/wired controllers, web/mobile/service products, and more. The icon system eases the complexities of product functions with a simple and intuitive interface.

“In our search in creating a harmonious relationship with our customers through our control technologies, the design team wanted to create a user experience of our software touchpoints that is uniquely guided by our brand language yet effortless and intuitive for our users to use.  We are honored to be receiving these awards from Red Dot as an indicator of industry standards to design excellence. ”  –  Lawrence Chu, Global UX Design Director


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About Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning:
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning is a global air conditioning manufacturer established in October 2015 as a joint venture between Johnson Controls and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. (now Hitachi Global Life Solutions, Inc.) Approximately 15,000 employees have offered high-quality residential and commercial products, services, and solutions to our customers. We have released the most diverse HVAC products in the global market including ductless solutions, chillers and residential air conditioning solutions that exceed customer expectations at all times.

About Red Dot Design Award:
With a history spanning over 50 years, the Red Dot Design Award is a German international design award for product, brand, and communication designs and concepts. Competition for each category is conducted every year and all products, designs concepts, and communication projects are evaluated by the Red Dot Jury who are established professionals, designers, and professors of their industries.


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