The results will be published in the June 12 issue of Business Week, and stress the impact designers are having by creating concept products that revolutionize the marketplace.
The entries were judged by the Industrial Designers Society of America. In a press release, the organizers said: "The core group of winners this year are Net-connected, digital, problem-solving devices that are transparent, slim and light." There were 1,078 entries.
Apple Computer’s iSub speaker and Cinema Display monitor won Gold awards, the Cinema Display in the business and industrial equipment category, the iSub in the Consumer Products category. The iBook adaptor won a Silver award in the consumer products category. Apple took two awards, one for its Expos and conferences, the other for its point-of-sale displays.
Samsung took gold too, for its digital camera for kids and its computer monitor. An unusual concept product also won praise – Herbst LaZar Bell’s idea for a gas pump, with email, grocery orders and payment-at-the-pump features. A full list of Award Winners is available at the Business Week Web site.