Conventional interaction mechanisms for remote control of devices in the household are limited to pressing buttons on a device or using a touchscreen. The necessary actions require an increased amount of concentration and attention. The aim of this work is to design, implement and evaluate an activity-based remote control which additionally enables interaction by reading NFC tags with an Android smartphone. The interaction shall be implemented as user-friendly as possible in order to be carried out with a single movement of the hand. Through the determination of places at which specific actions are usually performed and the placement of NFC tags, the user is offered an additional opportunity to interact. The whole process has been supported through user-centered methods to clarify the question of user acceptance and the impact on usability. By applying an iterative design process it has been possible to react to problems and new research questions that arose. The developed solution has been evaluated at the end of each iteration by means of user tests. In order to provide an optimal basis for carrying out the tests, a variety of devices has been integrated into the remote control system. The focus of the evalutions has been on learnability, user satisfaction and the potential added value for the users. To clarify the questions, both unstructured observations and interviews, as well as usability metrics were utilized. Depending on the situation and a meaningful placement, the interaction with the NFC tags has proven to be extremely useful. During this work possible extensions of the software for remote control and points for improvement of the currently prevailing technical implementation of NFC readers in smartphones have been identified.