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1996 Idea Winners


Annual Design Awards

1996 IDEA WINNERS

BUSINESS & INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

GOLD

Deutz-Fahr Agrotron Tractors A&R Industrial Design, Macomb, Mich., for Deutz-Fahr Agrartechnik, Cologne, Germany

Fujitsu POS Ziba Design, Portland, Ore., and Fujitsu, Tokyo

In Focus Lite Pro 210 Ziba Design, Portland, Ore., and In Focus Systems, Wilsonville, Ore.

Microsoft EasyBall Teague, Redmond, Wash., and Microsoft, Redmond, Wash.

Symbol PPT 4600 Symbol, Bohemia, N.Y., and Altitude, Boston, for Symbol Technologies, Holtsville, N.Y.

SILVER

HP SureStore Optical Hewlett-Packard, Greeley, Colo., for HP, Palo Alto, Calif.

Landston Product Line Bresslergroup, Philadelphia, and Langston, Cherry Hill, N.J.

Macintosh Performa 5200 Apple Computer, Cupertino, Calif., for Apple Computer

StarTac Motorola, Libertyville, Ill., for Motorola

Symbol LS 4000 Symbol, Bohemia, N.Y., and Altitude, Boston, for Symbol Technologies, Holtsville, N.Y.

Symbol PDT 4000 Symbol, Bohemia, N.Y., and Altitude, Boston, for Symbol Technologies

World Mark Family of Servers NCR, Dayton, for NCR

BRONZE

Air Communicator Tonic, Palo Alto, Calif., for Air Communications, San Jose, Calif.

EFI Fiery XJ Ziba Design, Portland, Ore., and Electronics for Imaging, San Mateo, Calif.

Forte Voice/Data Wireless CommPad

Motorola, Ft. Lauderdale., for Motorola, Schaumburg, Ill.

FreeHand Headset Design Continuum, Boston, and Plantronics, Santa Cruz, Calif., for Plantronics

In Focus Power View 820 Ziba Design, Portland, Ore., and In Focus Systems, Wilsonville, Ore.

Meridia Multimedia Tablet Ziba Design, Portland, Ore., for Taiwan Computer Alliance, Taipei

Metro Bowtie Dunnage Rack Intermetro Industries, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., for Intermetro Industries

Realist 5015/5030 Printers Design Continuum, Boston, and IRIS Graphics, Bedford, Mass., for IRIS Graphics

CONSUMER PRODUCTS

GOLD

Air Zoom Flight Nike, Beaverton, Ore., for Nike

Aspire frogdesign, Sunnyvale, Calif., for Acer America, San Jose, Calif.

Century Cuddle Tub & Huggy Bath Century Products, Macedonia, Ohio, and Anderson Design Associates, Plainville, Conn.

Kenwood KC-Z1 Ziba Design, Portland, Ore.; Kenwood USA, Long Beach, Calif.; and Next Frame, Boston

LEAP Router Ryobi Motor Products, Pickens, S.C., and Alsup Watson Associates, Conyers, Ga., for Ryobi America, Anderson, S.C.

Macho Rotary Hammer Black & Decker, Idstein, Germany, and Black & Decker U.S., Towson, Md., for Black & Decker U.S.

Y-33 Bike Trek USA, Waterloo, Wis., for Trek USA

SILVER

AM/FM + Tres Design Group, Chicago, for Terk Technologies, Plainview, N.Y.

Bagel Slicer Ancona 2, New York, for VIA--An Ekco Group, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

Brain Gear Sharpener Staubitz Design Associates, Collinsville, Conn., for Olivetti Office USA, Bridgewater, N.J.

Eureka Victory Eureka, Bloomington, Ill.

Panasonic Wet/Dry Electric Shaver Hauser, Westlake Village, Calif., for Panasonic, Secaucus, N.J.

Phonics Desk & Traveler Ignition, Plano, Tex., and Leapfrog, Berkeley, Calif., for Leapfrog

PlayStation Sony, Tokyo, for Sony Computer Entertainment

VideoGuide IDEO, Boston, and VideoGuide, Bedford, Mass., for VideoGuide

BRONZE

Bose Jewel Cube Speaker Bose, Framingham, Mass.

Captive Nut Southco, Concordville, Pa., for Southco

GE European Appliances General Electric Appliances, Louisville, Ohio; Design Central, Columbus, Ohio; and Information Design Group, Columbus, Ohio

Genesis Play Structure Brooks Stevens Design, Milwaukee, for BCI Burke, Fond du Lac, Wis.

InTouch Organization Hauser, Westlake Village, Calif., for Interbath, City of Industry, Calif.

Medicine Bottle Tool PharmaDesign, Warren, N.J., for PharmaDesign

Oil Filter Gripper Davison & Associates, Oakmont, Pa., for FloTool International, Tustin, Calif.

Oxo Good Grips Tea Kettle Smart Design, New York, for OXO International, New York

Prolite Helmet Design Workshop, Ottawa, and Biokinetics & Associates, Ottawa; for International Riding Helmets, Staten Island, N.Y.

Short Cuts Smart Design, New York, for Details/Steelcase, New York

WorkHorse Bell Sports, Los Gatos, Calif., for Bell Sports, Scottsdale, Ariz.

2001 Series Zipperless Wetsuit Billabong Wetsuits, Costa Mesa, Calif., and Brad Bissel Industrial Design, Los Gatos, Calif., for Billabong USA 13-inch TV Thomson Consumer Electronics, Indianapolis, for Thomson Consumer Electronics

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGNS

GOLD

Apple Exhibit Recycling Mauk Design, San Francisco; G.E.D., Chicago; and Apple Computer, Campbell, Calif.

Dinosaur Halls Ralph Appelbaum Associates, New York; Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates, Hamden, Conn.; H.M. Brandston & Partners, New York; Chedd-Angier Production, New York; C-Wave, San Francisco; and Hall Train Moving Pictures, Toronto; for American Museum of Natural History, New York

Lee Printwear Booth Fitch, Worthington, Ohio, for Lee Printwear, Martinsville, Va.

Wolverine World Fitch, Worthington, Ohio, and Hush Puppies, Rockford, Mich., for Wolverine World Wide, Rockford, Mich.

SILVER

CCB7, Instore Bank Branch NCR, Dayton, for Central Carolina Bank, Durham, N.C.

Duncan Aviation Exhibit Mauk Design, San Francisco, for Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, Neb.

Inventure Place Hands On!, St. Petersburg and Newport News, Va., for Inventure Place, Akron

Korean War Veterans Memorial Louis Nelson Associates, New York; Frank Gaylord, Barre, Vt.; and Cooper-Lecky Architects, Washington, D.C.; for Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board, Washington

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum Burdick Group, San Francisco, for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, Cleveland

BRONZE

Nobu Restaurant Rockwell Architecture, New York, for Rockwell Nobu, New York

What Price Freedom Ralph Appelbaum Associates, New York; Severud Associates, New York; H.M. Brandston & Partners, New York; Harry Chancey Jr, New York, Lovett Productions, New York; for New York Public Library

Whirlpool Design Library Whirlpool, Benton Harbor, Mich.

FURNITURE

GOLD

Confair Wiege, Bad Munder, Germany, and (folding table only) Andreas Storiko, Milan, for Wilkhahn, New York

Solstice Chipman Design, Austin, Tex., for Landscape Forms, Kala-mazoo, Mich.

SILVER

Modus Klaus Franck, Hanover, Germany; Werner Sauer, Eldagsen, Germany; and Wiege, Bad Munder, Germany, for Wilkhahn, New York

BRONZE

Crossings Haworth, Holland, Mich., for Haworth

zoe washlet Birsel Design, New York, and Toto, Tokyo, for Toto

MEDICAL & SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT

GOLD

Field Analyzer II IDEO, San Francisco, and Humphrey Instruments, San Leandro, Calif.; for Humphrey Instruments

Freedom Aire Helmet System Morphix Design, Newport Beach, Calif.; Stackhouse, Riverside, Calif.; and Mina Product Development, Costa Mesa, Calif.; for Stackhouse, Palm Springs, Calif.

SILVER

Imagn 2000 Lunar Design, Palo Alto, Calif., and Biometric Imaging, Mountain View, Calif., for Biometric Imaging

Legend designDESIGN, Cardiff by the Sea, Calif., and Smith & Nephew Donjoy, Carlsbad, Calif., for Smith & Nephew Donjoy

Sonoline Elegra, Prima & Versa Pro Siemens Medical Systems, Issaquah, Wash., for Siemens Medical Systems

BRONZE

AIRIS MR Imaging Systems Hitachi, Tokyo and Chiba, Japan, for Hitachi Medical Systems America

5500A/Coil Fluke, Everett, Wash., for Fluke

Clinitron At-Home Therapeutic Bed Hill-Rom, Charleston, S.C., for Hill-Rom, Batesville, Ind.

Genotropin Pen Ergonomi Design Gruppen, Bromma, Sweden, for Pharmacia & Upjohn Petide Hormones, Stockholm

HP Battery Support System Hewlett-Packard, McMinnville, Ore.

Stethoscope 3M, St. Paul, Minn., for 3M

PACKAGING, GRAPHICS &

USER INTERFACE

GOLD

Evian Natural Spring Water Bottle Evian, France

Hush Puppies Kids Fitch, Worthington, Ohio, for Hush Puppies, Rockford, Mich.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Interactive Computer Program Burdick Group, San Francisco, for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, Cleveland

SILVER

Joe Boxer Watch Packaging Smart Design, New York, and Joe Boxer, San Francisco, for Timex, Middlebury, Conn.

Quicken Version 5 for Windows Henry Dreyfuss Associates, New York, for Intuit, Mountain View, Calif.

VizAbility MetaDesign, San Francisco; and Kristina Hooper Woolsey, Scott Kim, and Gayle Curtis, Greater Bay Area, Calif.; for PWS Publishing, Boston

BRONZE

Baart CD-Rom IDEO, San Francisco, for IDEO

Tour Disk IDEO, San Francisco, for IDEO, Palo Alto, Calif.

TRANSPORTATION

GOLD

Jet Boat Bombardier Sea-Doo, Quebec and Grant, Fla., for Bombardier Motorized Consumer Products Group, Valcourt, Que.

SILVER

Century Class Freightliner, Portland, Ore., for Freightliner

Convertible Console System Ford Motor, Dearborn, Mich., Britain, and Australia, for Ford

Cross-over Truck Storage Rubbermaid, Wooster, Ohio, for Rubbermaid

Pickup Truck Camper GreenleeHess Industrial Design, Mayfield, Ohio, for Roamer, Auburn Hills, Mich.

BRONZE

Astra `Galaxy' Business Jet Interior Henry Dreyfuss Associates, New York, for Astra Jet, Princeton, N.J.

Golight Lucky Chin, Denver, and Golight, Hayes Center, Neb.

DESIGN EXPLORATIONS

GOLD

MACHINEART Kawasaki MK9 Machineart, Hoboken, N.J., for Machineart

Philips' Vision of the Future Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Total Media IDEO, Palo Alto, Calif., for IDEO/Samsung Studio

Touching Watch Shih-Chun "David" Wang and Shyh-Jye Wang, Tainan City, Taiwan

Vision Project IDEO, Palo Alto, Calif.

Wayfinding Research Joseph A. Maxwell-ID, Burnsville, N.C.; DeWitt & Associates, Glen Rock, N.J.; Environments For Living, Winchester, Mass.; PaulArthur Visu Com, Toronto; Interface Analysis, San Mateo, Calif.; and HTM Group, Green Mountain, N.C.; for Hillsborough County Aviation Authority at Tampa International Airport, Tampa.

SILVER

DVD Audio Tower Thomson Consumer Electronics, Indianapolis., for Thomson

Nissan Fev II Nissan Design International, San Diego

Pic/Nic Design Edge, Austin, Tex., for Edge Works, Austin, Tex.

BRONZE

Fat Billy IDEO, Palo Alto, Calif., for Matsushita, Toyonaka Osaka, Japan

Ford GT90 Ford Motor, Dearborn, Mich.

Gerry Clear Choice Baby Monitor Ziba Design, Portland, Ore., and Gerry Baby Products, Thornton, Colo.

Nortel Prospect Nortel, Ottawa

STUDENT DESIGNS

GOLD

.com: A Concept in Personal Communications Scott Evans at Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, sponsored by NCR

Thermal Oximeter Monitoring & Medical Device Joakim Ahlstrom and Kent Pearson at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Calif., sponsored by Northrop Grumman

SILVER

ESBE 1 Michael Sans and Fridolin Beisert at Art Center, Pasadena, Calif.

the muse Christopher Graefe, Derek Wahila, and Justin Maguire at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, sponsored by Apple Computer

Satellite-Pluto Express Craig Kember, Todd Levy, Geoff Kater, Wonjin John, Barnard Lee, Shane Estanislao, Pascal Wawoe, James Clunc, John Elezovic, and Mark Weaver at Art Center, Pasadena, Calif., sponsored by JPL

BRONZE

ALCHEMY Body Chemistry Joel Delman at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Motor Grader 140H Chuan-Kai Liu, Michael Ching and Hiro Takahashi at Art Center, Pasadena, Calif., sponsored by Caterpillar

Paw Prints Janice Ritter at California State University at Long Beach

TheSOCK piranha Christopher Kubiak at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.Return to top


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