My concept for the multifunctional remote was to make it very easy and fun to use, and also for it to be ergonomic. I wanted to make the communication between us and our electronic devices to be more intuitive. I simplified the user interface, it uses gestures to change the channels. The top of the remote can be twisted into four positions, this is how we can switch between devices. This makes it a remote that is actually for being played with.
The front of the remote can be twisted to switch between the four devices in the brief (TV, Stereo, DVD-player and Set-top-box). Making lots of prototypes helped my in finding the most comfortable fit.
It was mandatory to use buttons, but if the layout is designed carfeully, it simplifies the interaction, and it becomes intuitive.