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From well-designed sedans and digital cameras to ingenious rugs and handlebars — excellent design accomplishments stood out in all three-dimensional product categories at iF design award 2004
In the "Product Design", "Packaging Design", "Public Design" and "Transportation Design" disciplines, a total of 430 products earned the iF label. The jury conferred 15 gold and 25 silver awards on the most outstanding products and remarked that all of these bore witness to the increasing influence of the designer on the product development process.
This year the jury paid tribute to the thoughtful balance of design and technical innovation evident in all of the award-winning products. The judges estimated that the biggest leap had occurred in the capital goods segment, where even a basement light switch stood out as a striking design solution, according to jury member Martin Topel (SquareOne, Düsseldorf). Under the chairmanship of Fritz Frenkler (f/p design, Frankfurt/Main) the internationally acclaimed experts spent three days judging the entries at the Hannover Exhibition Center — and came away with an extremely positive impression of the overall quality of submissions. There was, however, an appeal to designers of high-tech products to make interaction a more personal and distinctive feature of their solutions; many highly functional products lacked a certain emotional appeal, in the view of the jury. That aside, some new materials used in sports shoes and cycle accessories came in for high praise, and their use in other sectors was described as highly desirable. "The special highlights for us were products made of state-of-the-art materials that generated real, functional innovation in the best tradition of industrial design", noted Thorsten Fritze (Studio&Partners, Milan).
Awards in the "Product Design" category
iF Gold Awards
A transparent glass radiator impressed the jury and duly received Gold. The transparency of the SGG Thermovit Elegance offers great creative scope for residential interior design concepts. The radiator, produced and designed by Kinon Aachen GmbH in Aachen, has an innovative, wireless control system.
An induction cooker by Toshiba (Design: Hiroko Matsumoto, Design Center Toshiba Corporation in Tokyo) was expanded to include the pot component and is especially useful for cooking outside the kitchen. The materials and shape of the product reflect its properties in a unique way.
A fast-growing raw material is now being used to make skis. The bamboo version (Design: Willy Bogner and Schwabe & Baer Entwicklungs GmbH) is far superior to comparable materials due to its high durability under tension, pressure and torsion. Bamboo is used as both core component and surface texture, where the variation in the grain adds to the appeal.
Another Gold accolade went to Leica D-Lux from the Leica Camera AG. This camera, designed by Achim Heine from Berlin, with triple zoom lens is reminiscent of the classic Leica line, but as a digital camera offers contemporary hi-tech and user-friendly operating features with mode dial and push-button controls.
The Scenario Carbon from Storck Bicycle in Bad Camberg weighs less than 1,000 grams. This is a racing bike offering high rigidity, despite its low bodyweight, and is available in four different frame sizes, thanks to the compact geometry of its design.
Storck Bicycle also won Gold for its Ergo Carbon Handlebars. The new product weighs just 200 grams, but these classic racing-bike handlebars of ergonomic proportions offer six different grip positions and were jointly developed with German composite fiber manufacturer, THM-Faserverbundtechnologie GmbH.
Flokati is a kind of felt rug made by Illu Stration. The names, 'Maltagliati', 'Parpadelle' and 'Tagliatelle' reflect the different shapes and lengths of felt strips used in each variation on the theme. These rugs made of natural materials are easy to clean and great for noise control in living areas. (Design: Alexander Pernitschka and Mary-Ann Williams from Illu Stration.)
A novel seating solution called Aero, designed by Lievore, Altherr and Molina for both indoor and outdoor waiting areas, can be set up with or without arm rests and end tables. Added extras such as padding are also available. The seats are manufactured by Spanish firm Sellex S.A. in Irún-Gipuzkoa.
The Audi A8 earned Gold in the Transportation category. This sedan from the Audi stables, designed by the Audi Design Team under Gerd Pfefferle, impressed the jury with its strong symbolism. Despite its elevated class, this vehicle stands out for its sleek, chiseled contours and clear interior layout.
iSight is the name of a video camera produced by Cupertino-based Apple Computer Inc. An F/2.8 lens with auto focus and automatic exposure produces high quality photos even in poor lighting conditions. This robust camera with aluminum body gets by with a single cable that streams video and audio and also delivers power to the camera.
A second Gold went to Apple for its 15" PowerBook G4. This laptop weighs just 2.5 kg and has a distinctively sleek, 2.8cm profile. The screen hinges are internally mounted to ensure nothing detracts from its smooth handling qualities. The keyboard is backlit and an automatic sensor adjusts the brightness of the screen to suit any surroundings.
All good things come in threes — and since the Apple 17" PowerBook G4 is the perfect complement to its smaller, 15" sister model, the jury also selected it for an iF Gold Award. Apart from its proven functional credentials, the 17" PowerBook is 2 mm thinner than its sister model, yet offers a conspicuously wide, 43.18 cm display.
Phoenix Design took Loewe AG to Gold. Mimo 15 is the name of the super flat panel television set with wide viewing angles and flowing contours. The floor stand is height-adjustable and hides all cables from view. Apart from its LCD flat screen, the Mimo 15 sports a built-in radio and alarm clock. The changeable colored covers are an added plus.
The LT170 multimedia projector by NEC Viewtechnology Ltd. (Japan) is intended for one-handed use. The design by Ricca Tezuchi (Naoto Fukasawa Design) is particularly striking when the lens of the projector disappears behind the projection shield. Standing just 8.5 cm high and measuring 12 x 28 cm, this device is easily held in one hand.
An LCD monitor from Sony will blend into any living quarters — now that work has long ceased to be confined to the office. Nuts, bolts and power cable all disappear behind the back plate of the SDM HS53/HS73/HS93, and even the ventilation shafts are hidden from view. The innovative floating frame design, which adds a touch of sleek modernism to the home, was designed by Yuuki Kubota (Sony Corporation of Japan).
iF Silver Awards
A water supply concept designed by Niels Due Jensen persuaded the jury to award another Silver. The SQFlex Pumping System provides reliable water supply in all locations via solar modules or the wind generator, SQFlex Wind. It's even possible to use both at once and, as if that's not impressive enough, an emergency power generator is also an integral part of this solution from Grundfos A/S (Denmark).
The commercial washing machine PW 6201 from Miele can handle 20 kg of washing at a time. To make it easier to get the laundry in and out, the distinctive u-shaped doors can be opened at a 180Åã degree angle. No sharp projecting parts or visible screws detract from the optical appeal of this machine. (Design: Miele & Cie. KG in Gütersloh.)
Porcelain manufacturer Thomas (Rosenthal Group) in Selb, together with designer, Konstantin Grcic scored a real coup with this product, according to the jury. The crockery set by the same name comes with a thermos flask that won Silver in this competition. Minimal design and a mix of porcelain and metal materials are the outstanding features of this product.
The intake and outtake of this compact and functional side-channel blower ESD 260 from German electrical manufacturing firm, Karl W. Müller GmbH & Co. (in Esslingen) can be mounted on either side of the casing. The casing, complete with radiator fins, consists of two identical parts and was designed by Tino Zink from STZ Design Innovation in Neulingen.
Karoline Schmidt, Jan Kleffmann and Hans-Jürgen Claus, all from Festo AG & Co. KG in Esslingen were behind the design of the iF Silver Award-winning VHER Valves. A great deal of emphasis was placed on the design of the lever, which meets all ergonomic requirements, and the valves themselves can be connected in different directions. When deployed as a pneumatic main switch, they can be shut tight.
The control units from the Quartex-R series are designed to cope with such tough operating conditions as machinery, vehicle, elevator or industrial plant environments. Colored rings make life easier for the operator of these devices. The control units were manufactured by Georg Schlegel GmbH & Co. KG in Dürmentingen and conceived by Designpraxis Diener in Ulm.
Another iF Silver Award went to Decathlon Sportartikel GmbH & Co. KG from Dortmund. The jury was suitably impressed with the hydrodynamic design of the Tribord FLP 500 flippers that mean swimmers can use less energy to produce the same speed. (Design: Decathlon Design, France)
PicNik features two seating surfaces and a tabletop made out of a standard aluminum sheet that combine to form one unit. This seating arrangement for two was designed by Dirk Wynants and Xavier Lust for Extremis (in Belgium). It is stackable and ideal for small outdoor spaces. Next to no waste is produced during the manufacturing process and the material is rust-resistant and recyclable.
The Kershaw 1004 National Geographic Tool is a dual-purpose pocketknife and spring hook. Produced by the Kai Corporation in Tokyo and designed by the National Geographic Society, it also features a built-in bottle opener, screwdriver and emergency razor.
The Expand Ring by (manufacturer and designer) Antonio Bernardo from Brazil gave the jury the impression of continuous motion, as this piece of jewelry appears to continually expand in size when it is rotated. Gold was the material for this piece.
No-nonsense, clear and cool is how the mechanical wristwatch Scrypto 1Z, from Manfred Brassler's Meistersinger range in Münster, impressed the jury. The standout feature is the unusual single watch hand system. The watch is waterproof for up to 50 m and was designed in-house.
Silver was also awarded to BEGA 8254, an extension arm lighting system for variable luminous spot heights. This system is designed for illuminating streets, public squares and driveways. BEGA in Menden is responsible for the design, which features tool-free opening of the lamps for quick and easy maintenance and bulb changes.
The complete product range of the minimalist-styled Sistema Verso toilet and bathroom fittings of Ceramica Catalano SRL (in Italy) earned a Silver. The range includes five washstands, a wall-mounted toilet and a bidet — all rectangular in design (Design: Corporate Design Catalano, Giancarlo Martino, Fabrica di Roma VT).
An iF Silver Award also went to a self-heating glove of the Quechua brand. This winter sport glove has a tiny capsule through which 36°C warm air is blown into a chamber, where it keeps your hands uniformly warm for 15 minutes — designed by Cedric Caprice and Vincent Chiffoleau (Decathlon Design in France) and manufactured by Decathlon Sportartikel GmbH & Co. KG in Dortmund.
The new interior design, completely painted outer shell and revamped front end of the Audi A3 from Audi AG in Ingolstadt won over the judges for its consistent, enhanced lines. (Design: Gerd Pfefferle, Audi Design Team). The body shape is sleeker and sportier and the cabin now lower and aerodynamically inclined towards the front.
The VW AG also earned Silver for its VW Touareg, a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) that stays true to the Volkswagen design line despite the playfully sporty nature of its contours. Designed in-house at VW's Wolfsburg headquarters, the Touareg is an example of a successful balance between conventional car and off-road vehicle.
The installation of the design collection in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich (The New Collection, at the National Museum for Applied Art) also won over the jury. Walls of light, moving dumb waiters and modular room structures were used to make the rooms — up to 22 m high — "exhibition-capable". (Concept: Albrecht Bangert, Architecture: Dieter Thiel, Sculptures: Luigi Colani, Seating sculptures: Zaha Hadid, Video installation: Horst Brandenburg.)
The success story from Cupertino continues: Silver went to the Power Mac G5 by Apple. The body was designed around four internal heat zones and the ventilation system is extremely quiet. Contributors to this Apple design were Bart Andre, Danny Coster, Daniele de Iuliis, Richard Howarth, Jonathan Ive, Duncan Kerr, Matthew Rohrbach, Doug Satzger, Carl Seid, Christopher Stringer, Eugene Whang; the CAD team included Carlos Ragudo, Carter Multz, Christopher Hood, Fred Simon, Irene Chan-Jones, Ken Provost and Mas Watanabe.
One team — two awards. The Next Generation iPod (iPod and MP3 Player) another brainchild of the Apple designers also received an iF Silver Award. The new iPod is lighter than two CDs, can hold up to 10,000 songs, be operated with one hand and stands just 1.57 cm high.
Intelligent design from Denmark was the jury's verdict about the GN 9120 headphones and microphone of the GN Netcom (Design: Klaus Rath, Denmark). This wireless headset solution comes with a chargeable lithium battery that works within a 150 m radius of your desk and offers talking time of up to 12 hours.
The digital professional video camera AG-DVX100 from Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.Ltd by Ryuji Miki and Hirofumi Takemasa (both of the Panasonic Design Company in Japan) has a particularly ergonomic design — the center of gravity makes the camera easy to keep steady over long filming periods. Optical 10x zoom and a wide-angle lens complete the professional features of this camera.
Integrated digital camera, large color display, Bluetooth interface, multimedia messaging — the T610 mobile phone from Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (in Sweden) offers everything a modern cell phone should have. Its design also reflects the natural light and shade of its surroundings (Erik Ahlgren, Sony Ericsson Creative Design Center).
The home theater projector TLP-ET1 by Toshiba has an unconventional, round design. A special lens guarantees crisp images even in small spaces, while the integrated stereo system produces good sound without the need for external speakers. (Design: Ryusuke Kurimoto, Tadashi Kurokawa, Design Center Toshiba Corporation in Japan.)
Soft lines are the defining feature of the Mimo 28 television by Loewe AG (Design: Phoenix Design in Stuttgart). The controls are all mounted in a ring, the back holds the front and covers the cables in one fluid movement and a variety of color combinations are offered — reason enough to send an iF Silver Award for design excellence to Kronach.
Internet application opportunities exploited more professionally than ever — precise and succinct communication from the print media: Digital Media and Graphic Design in the Communication Design discipline
In both the "Graphic Design" and "Digital Media" categories, a total of 55 entries received an iF seal of design excellence. The jury awarded Gold to two contenders and Silver to seven.
The standout feature this year was the consistent clarity of design in the print media. There was a move away from coded messages to more succinct and expressive designs — that the target market would hopefully appreciate, observed jury chairwoman Heide Hackenberg (AGD, Braunschweig). Another impression the judges gained was the preeminence of orange as the color of choice for the print media, closely followed by every shade of blue on the color wheel.
In the Digital Media category, judged under the chairmanship of Mirko Debuan (Hannover), deliberate understatement and a "no frills" approach to design predominated. "Most websites resisted the tendency to use gags and visual experimentation. The technical quality of the sites submitted was uniformly high — indicating that the people involved have mastered the art and its tools," he stated.
Awards in the Communication Design discipline
iF Gold Award
"Wandrahm — 4 decades of photography at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen" received a Gold award. This comprehensive and fascinating book by Prof. Fritz Haase, Jack Kraska and Siena Jakobi (Design) offers a personal assessment of photographic evolution as witnessed at the School of Fine Arts in Bremen, documenting overall styles, moods and trends.
iF Silver Awards
The publication, "Architecture in Baden-Württemberg 2003" by the Association of German Architects (BDA), designed by büro diffus in Stuttgart, is a documentation on 142 buildings. This informative reference work uses consistently clear typographical lines, working extensively with color codes. The introductory pages for each chapter serve as a guide system through the entire book.
COR Sitzmöbel received Silver for its corporate design campaign. In the jury's view, the company's brand was successfully positioned midway between the traditional and the contemporary in all areas of the campaign. The successful measures included a web appearance plus trade show and store décor, an international advertising campaign and the basic elements of the company's corporate appearance. Factor Design AG in Hamburg (Markus Blankenburg, Jan Kruse, Olaf Stein) were the responsible designers.
The launch promotion of a premium home cinema system by Loewe also earned an iF Silver Award (design: KW43, brand building and design in Düsseldorf). The accolade was awarded for a book documenting a relay race over three continents in the form of a travel diary and a DVD, thus allowing the reader to follow the journey not only typographically, but also audio-visually.
Creative designers in South America are the target market for the "Tátil Book", featuring a range of packaging materials in attractive contexts, and which comes in outer packaging made of woven rubber. All materials developed by Tátil over a 13-year period are featured in this book — from rubber to corrugated cardboard. (Design: Frederico Gelli, Ana Laet, Fernanda Saboia, Tátil Design Ltda., Rio de Janeiro; commissioned by: Metal Design Ltda.)
iF Gold Award
Gold was awarded for the relaunch of the Bacardi Website under www.bacardi.de, designed by Ruth Heinzelmann, Sven Küster and Alexandra Plaschnik (argonauten360 GmbH in Berlin) for Bacardi Deutschland GmbH in Hamburg. The motto, "Discover the Bacardi World" became the defining theme in word, image and music across the entire site, which was enhanced by an event calendar and other complementary features.
iF Silver Awards
Not only Gold but also Silver went to the same firm, argonauten360 GmbH (Ruth Heinzelmann und Sven Küster) for the launch of the Vanilla Coke website (Coca-Cola GmbH in Berlin). www.vanilla-coke.de stood out for its spatial concept, which lets the use control an avatar, thus allowing for the individually creative combination of contents.
The major Dutch supermarket chain, Albert Heijn (in Zaandam), received an IF Silver Award for the Jobs Offered section of its website: www.ah.nl/werk. The site, developed by Renate Frotscher, Matthijs Kamstra, Panc and Wim Wepster from Fabrique (in Delft), uses retro-style pixels to highlight the attractiveness of job offers, allowing job-seekers to search by job type or location.
Ingo Maurer's lamps and installations are the focal point of the completely revamped Internet presence for the designer, for which Scholz & Volkmer, in Wiesbaden were responsible (Christa Heinold, Dennis Oswald, Anette Scholz, Marion Stolz and Jörg Waldschütz). The products' general appeal is conveyed in the animated intro sketch, providing an effective contrast to the subsequent detailed images of the products: www.ingo-maurer.com
Products and concepts with surprisingly professional depth of composition — in the Concepts category, design students from Germany and abroad singled out for awards
Some 28 works out of 308 entries submitted overall in the student-based category of "Concepts" were selected for an award.. The total prize money of EUR 25,000 was shared by 16 students — with EUR 15,000 sponsored by Dyson GmbH and EUR 10,000 contributed by iF International Forum Design.
Jury chairman Achim Heine assessed the quality of the entries as follows: "If these young people can maintain this level of analytical rigor and design competence, they are going to make a name for themselves." This year the broad spectrum of entries achieving awards spoke for itself. Everything from a reading lamp and socially conscious advertising spot to a compost bin came in for awards with concepts, products, graphic design and media work all represented. Apart from their professional composition, some of the projects showed the "necessary portion of humor and fun that makes a product or service really worthwhile," said Heine. There was also high praise for the talented newcomers, who may well find a door or two open as a result of this competition.
Awards in the student category, Concepts — how the prize money was divided up
3,000 euros each
"Save your face!" is a fictional, non-commercial ad for Amnesty International by Daniel Janssen (University for Applied Sciences in Hamburg). This animation in the form of a stylized spray technique is intended to demonstrate the senselessness of war, which turns people into instruments in the hands of unscrupulous leaders. The more medals the shooting soldier receives, the more fragmented his face becomes, until he disappears completely. A distorted rendition of the underlying theme song, 'Amazing Grace' underscores the oppressive atmosphere.
The "Stirwell" compost bin by Björn Bornemann (University of Applied Sciences in Hannover, Design and Media) consists of elements stacked on top of one another with shovels on the inside that mix old with new compost when turned. Mature compost is removed through an opening in the bottom section, while the bin is anchored into the ground with feet and has holes to ensure contact with insects and microorganisms in the soil.
Alexandra Lubk, Katja Bartel and Christine Pleines from the HBK Braunschweig have addressed the idea of tomorrow's schools and new media as learning tools with their "TAKlearnstation" project. TAK is the light version of a laptop designed for primary school use. A digital school bag with processor and worktop allows data to be entered directly by means of an electronic stylus, without using a mouse or a keyboard. Each school subject has its own small STIK, a USB stick, instead of an exercise book. TAK is designed to work as an complementary tool alongside existing educational materials.
Das Lokal (the local) is a platform in a public place with the emphasis on socializing in the city. A small shop serves as the focus: here meals are cooked for takeout or eating on the spot, and equipment can be hired for group activities such as barbecues and fondue evenings or games of boule. Cushions, lighting and transport containers are included in the mix of accessories that can enhance spontaneous get-togethers in an urban environment. The jury awarded prize money of EUR 3,000 for this novel concept to Moritz Schlatter and Simon Schäppi from the Academy for Fine Arts and Design in Zurich.
1,500 euros each
A round sheet with a cut-out part and integrated bottle opener serves as a stand-up, auxiliary, bedside or coffee table — an extension device allows this "Bierhoff" table by Ralf Webermann (Fachhochschule Hannover, Design and Media) to be attached to beer crates or other beverage cases and the height of the table can be adjusted by stacking additional crates.
The "pedant" by Ralf Webermann is a picture frame for people who are neurotic about crookedly hung paintings; it earned this designer his second award. This combined picture frame and water level allows you to hang paintings with precision. The appealing and humorously ironic nature of the work came in for special mention from the judges.
The pulse of the household, a power consumption visualizer, was dreamed up by Peter Riering-Czekalla, Sebastian Ritzler and Vincent Weckert from the Muthesius University/Academy of Fine Art and Design in Kiel. Like the beat of a human pulse, the power consumption visualizer reflects the amount of power consumed when switching on and off a household device, transmitted by a wireless impulse from the meter. The actual amount of energy consumption can be displayed numerically.
Thanks to Notelight your nighttime thoughts need not be lost forever. This notepad, which lights up when you remove a pen that is attached to it by a magnet, was designed by Bernd Huth (Hannover University of Applied Science, Design and Media). The device is powered by two lithium round cell batteries.
Jens Schulz, Rasmus Giesel, Alexander Hanowski and Silke Nachtigahl from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bremen have designed a speaker's platform called "Profmobil". It enables you to make a presentation virtually anywhere and comes with all the necessary equipment to ensure a professional event: laptop connection, lectern, battery-powered public address system and integrated LCD display.
"Space — The Shape of Light" is a lamp made of sheets of corrugated paper cut into organic shapes and layered. The ripples of paper produce varied lighting effects and the use of this material gives the lamp lightness and stability. "Space" was designed by Jeong-Ju Lee from the Hongik University Graduate School in Seoul.
500 euros each
"Freddy, Gonzo and Saitam" is the name of swim aids designed to help children learn how to move in water. The figures on which these swim aids are based were developed in collaboration with a primary school class. Mathias Durisch from the Academy for Fine Arts and Design in Zurich impressed the jury with this entry.
Rut Sawodny from the University of Applied Sciences in Hannover, Design and Media, put an everyday object — a light bulb — to novel use. The bulb and lampshade of her "Lilli*s" lamp are knit into a product with emotional appeal to grace any wall socket.
The Solar Street Concept by Nikola Knezevic (University of Art, Faculty of Applied Art and Design in Belgrade) combines various elements with special energy-saving technology. It allows for continuous lighting throughout the night, as individual components change the supply of energy via underground cables to ensure lighting is maintained around the clock. A solar parking light is part of the design.
Hau-Yu Lei from the Cheng Kung University Tainan (Taiwan) designed the "Silent Alarm" — a small alarm clock you wear on your ear that jolts your memory or wakes you up by vibrating against your ear. Silent Alarm is particularly useful when traveling by air or rail, and has an ergonomic design that makes it comfortable to wear.
The passenger guidance and info system for the Transrapid from Volker W. Eysing (Muthesius University, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel) has a variety of functional components that serve as direction pointers and information fields. The touch screens are ergonomically designed and easy to operate, while a ticket-dispensing machine and newspaper printer producing hourly updated versions are modular optional extras.
The "Treibgut" (flotsam and jetsam) project has reinvented lakeside pedal boat rental. Oliver Berger and Christian Gehri from the University of Applied Sciences in Aargau (Switzerland) made a jetty the central focus of the design. Apart from hiring out pedal boats, this project includes optional extras like a "pic-box" for any customers wanting to take a package lunch with them on the vessel.
In the Concepts category the following entries also received an iF award:
Roland Hein and Stefan Espenhahn (Anhalt University in Dessau)
for "filou", a multifunctional, muscle-powered scooter.
Claus Jepsen (The Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark)
for "Mobius", a mobile, telemedical ultrasound workstation.
Vadim Kibardin (Russian Academy of Design, Moscow)
for "The T-shirt" — a dictionary.
Thomas Loy (University of Fine Arts in Bremen)
for a mobile LED reading lamp.
Christian Lungershausen (Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences)
for "_linus", a communication unit and portable interface.
Maren Meßmer, Anke Erdmann, Britta Freise, Stefanie Pille, Ute Sauvigny, Melissa Seelig and Michael Seifert
(University of Fine Arts in Braunschweig)
for "Where is Minerva — the roadmap for successful women"; a traveling exhibition with accompanying communication.
Itay Potash (The Bezalel Acedemy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem)
for "Alarm-Clock", a wake-up device with timer mechanism.
Rainer Saner (Technical College for Carpentry in Zug, Switzerland)
for "autumn leaves" — an open shelving concept.
Sam Stalder (Aargau University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland)
for "Netgear F36/F37", a vision for spontaneously controlling a home entertainment system.
Dirk Stölting (Muthesius University in Kiel)
for "Motocooper" — a mobile phone.
Johanna Tiffe (University of Fine Arts in Berlin)
for "GoYo", a hybrid bicycle.
Jörn Vicari (Muthesius University in Kiel)
for "Biotechsound", a digital musical instrument.