Panasonic VIERA

May 2010 • Skype × Panasonic

Integrating remote control design

The core efforts were to update their bespoke television UI to fit the Skype branding, iconography and color schemes while considering how the remote control soft-keys could be mapped to frequently used actions within the app.

Panasonic took the lead on the design, while I acted in an advisory capacity, as many of their design decisions were based on seemingly arbitrary information they'd found from other Skype clients.


To my delight, Panasonic also created this fabulously bonkers promotional video for the app. I don't think my work has had a more exotic soundtrack.


  • Helen Blackburn
  • Jill Tolan
  • Simon Wilson