How we made a remote control for a set-top box

Movix is ​​home television and set-top boxes from Dom.ru provider, with whom we have been working since 2011. We took part in the creation of three generations of the interface for the set-top boxes, the branded packaging for the Movix set-top box and recently we designed the new remote control.

We did research

To design a convenient remote control, we carefully listened to the client and their subscribers, studied competitors and world experience, and found out the frequency of use of each button.

Телезритель

Не надо лишних кнопок! 😖Я вечно в них путаюсь

Телезритель

Хорошо, когда на пульте удобно спать!😴

Телезрительница

Важно, чтобы пульт было приятно держать в руках

Олег менеджер из Дом.ru

В общем, нам нужен удобный,
стильный и узнаваемый пульт!

Made prototypes

We created 3D models of various shapes of the remote control and printed them out on a printer in order to touch, test, and finally choose one – the most convenient.

Selected materials

A remote control is what a person holds in their hands every day. And therefore, it should be pleasant to touch, and the buttons should be made in such a way that you want to press them. To do this, we touched all available plastics and pressed all the button mechanisms we could find.

Added terebon’ka

The remote control has a small textile tag with a company logo on it – we call it “terebon’ka”. It helps to brand the remote control, visually supports the red button-ring and acts as an anti-stress. People really play with it and they love it.

And got a convenient remote control

It is lightweight, compact, comfortable in the hand and has a nice shape. The buttons are easily distinguishable and arranged so that you can control the interface without looking up from the TV screen. And most importantly – it’s comfortable to sleep on.

We did research

To design a convenient remote control, we carefully listened to the client and their subscribers, studied competitors and world experience, and found out the frequency of use of each button.

TV viewer

Don't make extra buttons! 😖I always get confused with them.

TV viewer

It's nice when you can sleep on the remote control 😴

TV viewer

It's important that the remote is pleasant to hold

Oleg, manager at Dom.ru

To summarise, we need a convenient, stylish and recognisable remote control!

Made prototypes

We created 3D models of various shapes of the remote control and printed them out on a printer in order to touch, test, and finally choose one – the most convenient.

Selected materials

A remote control is what a person holds in their hands every day. And therefore, it should be pleasant to touch, and the buttons should be made in such a way that you want to press them. To do this, we touched all available plastics and pressed all the button mechanisms we could find.

Added terebon’ka

The remote control has a small textile tag with a company logo on it – we call it “terebon’ka”. It helps to brand the remote control, visually supports the red button-ring and acts as an anti-stress. People really play with it and they love it.

And got a convenient remote control

It is lightweight, compact, comfortable in the hand and has a nice shape. The buttons are easily distinguishable and arranged so that you can control the interface without looking up from the TV screen. And most importantly – it’s comfortable to sleep on.

We made stickers for the remote

But the idea didn't come to life

We made stickers for the remote

But the idea didn't come to life

The Team

Maxim Smirnov

Remote control designer

Vanya Knyazev

3D modeler

Lena Dvoryashina

Case study designer

Misha Singaevsky

Project manager

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