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Business and Industrial ProductsComputer EquipmentConsumer Products | Digital MediaDesign Exploration | Design Strategy Environments | FurnitureMedical and Scientific ProductsPackaging and Graphics | TransportationStudent Designs | Catalyst Award
Business and Industrial Products

Computer Equipment

Consumer Products | Digital Media

Design Exploration | Design Strategy

Environments | Furniture

Medical and Scientific Products

Packaging and Graphics | Transportation

Student Designs | Catalyst Award

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Catalyst Award
DeWalt Worksite Radio/Charger Altitude, Inc and Black & Decker, Inc
Catalyst Award: Honorable Mention
SPOT Endoscopic Marking System BOLT
Puritian Bennett Breeze SleepGear™ CPAP Interface System IDEO and Mallinckrodt
Business & Industrial Products: Gold
Argus®3 Thermal Imaging Camera Alloy Ltd, United Kingdom and e2v technologies, United Kingdom
ApproTEC MoneyMaker Deep Lift Pump IDEO and ApproTEC-USA
Vocera Communications Badge IDEO and Vocera Communications
Business & Industrial Products: Silver
Bloomberg Terminal Antenna Design New York Inc
iSight Apple Computer, Inc
Demain Series Angle Grinder Bayly Design, Australia
Weight Forward Hammer Farm Design, Inc
PE 4000 Series Formation Design Group, Inc and Crown Equipment Corp
Business & Industrial Products: Bronze
ENDURA B/E Aerospace Inc
Bose® Personalized Amplification System™ family of products Bose Corp
Industrial Overshoe Linckia Development and Opie Design
Chemical Splash Goggle Phillips Plastics
Digital Dirtbike Whipsaw, Inc
Computer Equipment: Gold
Power Mac G5 Apple Computer, Inc
Logitech KeyCase Design Partners, Ireland; Eleksen, United Kingdom; IDEO and Logitech
HP Scanjet 4670 Hewlett-Packard Design and Smart Design
17", 19" LCD Monitor - SyncMaster 173P, 193P Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd, Korea
Computer Equipment: Silver
Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Design Partners, Ireland
Toughbook CF-18 Panasonic Design Co
Computer Equipment: Bronze
Apple Wireless Keyboard Apple Computer, Inc
BenQ LCD Monitor FP783 BenQ Corp, Taiwan
HP USB Digital Drive Hewlett-Packard Co
Zodiac by Tapwave Summit ID and Tapwave
Consumer Products: Gold
iPod Mini Apple Computer, Inc.
Built NY™ BYObag™ Built NY Inc
DeWalt 735 Heavy Duty 13" Thickness Planer DeWalt Power Tools
Kestrel Airfoil Pro Triathlon Bicycle IDE Inc
Infinity Climber PlayPower
Ensalada Mint, Inc
Nokia 7600 Nokia Mobile Phones, United Kingdom
Consumer Products: Silver
Flow Bicycle Seat boomBang
Artist's BrushMate Cobalt Design Group
Tribord FLP500 Decathlon, France
Aliph Jawbone fuseproject
Knirps X1 & Knirps X1 Display haythornthwaite//design, New Zealand
OGIO Stinger (golf cart bag) OGIO International, Inc, AK Designs and Redbird Design Studio
Washing & Drying Machine Panasonic Design Co
DLP Projection TV 85 Series (50" and 56") Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd, Korea
Microwave Oven MD 1200 Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd, Korea
Black Magic Automotive Tools Smart Design
Eleganzia Tupperware Corp, Belgium and USA
Zodiac G4 Zodiac Pool Care, Inc, Henk and I, South Africa; and Alexis Adrian and Felipe Wadman, The Netherlands
Consumer Products: Bronze
Slingshot Irons Astro Design and Nike, Inc
Belkin TuneDok Belkin Corp
10 " Table Saw Bresslergroup and Black & Decker Inc
Black & Decker 360 Bullseye Laser DW Product Development Inc, Canada and Black & Decker
BabyBjörn BabyCarrier Active Ergonomidesign, Sweden and BabyBjörn AB, Sweden
Oster Equine Care Series Fitch and New Product Innovations, Inc
Moviebeam Receiver fuseproject and Buena Vista Datacasting
TicTac2 - Magnetic Clip Igloo-Design, Israel
Five Senses Baking Dishes KAHLA/Thüringen Porzellan GmbH, Germany
System Dish Rack Lum Design Assoc and simplehuman
AJ3136 Clock Radio Philips, China
Intellicare Steam System GC8080 Philips, China and The Netherlands
"Sofa" Remote Control RC 43 Philips, The Netherlands
Design Explorations: Gold
Kabe American Seating
Ford Shelby Cobra Concept Ford Motor Co
DEVO Underwear & Packaging fuseproject
Florence Concept IDEO and Intel
Heimspiel IDEO, Germany
Circular Printer Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd, Korea and Seoul National University, Korea
Umpqua Bank Research ZIBA Design
Design Explorations: Silver
BikeBug Radio Concept Design Continuum
Numark Fusion Series Research Design Continuum and Numark Industries, Inc
Lincoln Aviator Concept Ford Motor Co
m-Health — Wireless Healthcare Solutions IBM Corp, USA and Switzerland and Camillo Sassano
Optimize C1e Lunar Design and Optimize
Design Explorations: Bronze
High Performance Golf Tee Altitude, Inc, Nike, Inc and Scott Models, Inc
SOFTSCAN Alto Design Inc, Canada; Nevenka Prijik and Jacques Mayrand, Canada
Waterloo Tooldock Research Design Continuum and Waterloo Industries
MINI Aid Tent fuseproject
Cadillac Sixteen General Motors Corp - Design Center
Pret-a-Porter Door Lunar Design
Stanley InVision Stud Finder The Stanley Works
Design Strategy: Gold
Birkenstock Footprints: The Architect Collection fuseproject
Design Strategy: Silver
Ridgid Power Tool Design Strategy Concept Center Int, The Home Depot and Ridge Tool Co
Memorex Biomorph Audio Family newdealdesign LLC
Digital Media Interfaces: Gold
Mohawk Paper Mills Website Pentagram Design
Digital Media Interfaces: Silver
Kaleidescape™ Home Theater Movie System User Interface Smart Design
Digital Media Interfaces: Bronze
Nordstrom Men's Department Training CD Hornall Anderson Design Works, Inc
IBM ThinkPad ScreenSaver IBM Corp, USA and Japan
Samsung Smart Screen Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd, Korea
Environments: Gold
Ship of Ideas - Frankfurt Museum Bank Festival 2003 Atelier Markgraph GmbH, Germany
Vodafone Interactive Cube IDEO; BCA, United Kingdom; and Y-Dreams, Portugal
Progress Begins with an Idea - Mercedes-Benz at the IAA 2003 Kauffmann Theilig & Partner Freie Architekten BDA, Germany; Atelier Markgraph GmbH, Germany; Design Hoch Drei, Germany: and TLD Planungsgruppe GmbH, Germany
Mission: SPACE Walt Disney Imagineering
Environments: Silver
FullView APCO Graphics, Inc
EADS Exhibition Design GfG/Gruppe für Gestaltung, Germany
BBCi Interactive Showcase Product IDEO and BBCi, United Kingdom
Cleveland Botanical Garden Orientation Theater Thinc Design
Furniture: Gold
Contessa Guigaro Design, Italy
Furniture: Silver
Icon/Slide/Flite Architectural Site Lights Cooper Lighting
Trio® Convertible Shades Hunter Douglas Inc
m2 Landscape Lounge Scott Wilson, IDSA and Quinze & Milan, Belgium
Mirra Chair Studio 7.5, Germany
Furniture: Bronze
Get Set Cesaroni Design Associates, Inc and Allsteel
Undertone Trough Sinks Kohler Co
Medical & Scientific Products: Gold
Intelect Advanced & Mobile Electrotherapy Range Design + Industry Pty Ltd, Australia and Chattanooga Group
Vicks Underarm Thermometer by Kaz, Inc Smart Design
Medical & Scientific Products: Silver
Fluke 1650 Series Multifunction Tester Fluke Corp
Advanced Bionics HiRes Auria IDEO and Advanced Bionics
LifePort Kidney Transporter IDEO and Organ Recovery Systems
BD FACSArray Bioanalyzer System Lunar Design and BD Biosciences
Diagnostic Unit / Apex Locator Nectar Inc and Sybron Endodontics
c.cam™ Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc and 3D, Denmark
Medical & Scientific Products: Bronze
Lifeline AED Defibtech, LLC; BSC Engineering and Ideaz
Disintegrator Plus Needle Destruction System Design Interface Inc
Genotropin Pen Ergonomidesign, Sweden
BriteSmile 3000PB Teeth-Whitening System IDEO and BriteSmile, Inc
Microsound Pilot Microsound A/S, Denmark and Designit A/S, Denmark
ALGO®3i Newborn Hearing Screener PEMSTAR Pacific Consultants, Inc; Natus Medical, Inc; Arrows Design and Technolution
Medela Harmony Manual Breastpump Product Development Technologies, Inc and Medela
Biology Camera Head and CPU Product M and SciMeasure
Packaging & Graphics: Silver
simplehuman Packaging & Brand Identity Smart Design
Packaging & Graphics: Bronze
Aveda Uruku Lipstick Harry Allen and Assoc and Aveda
The Consistency of Shadows: Exhibition Catalogs as Autonomous Works of Art Inventory and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Student Designs: Gold
AMUN - The Pulse of the House Peter Riering-Czekalla, Vincent Weckert and Sebastian Ritzler, Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts & Design, Germany
UnBathroom William Hsu, Art Center College of Design
EXCEL (aquatic assistant for the disabled) Youjin Nam, Academy of Art College
Student Designs: Silver
Blood Valve Adriano Braun Galvao, Institute of Design - Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Equinox Jacob Childs, Art Center College of Design
Student Designs: Bronze
Re-Bag Brad Jolitz, University of Notre Dame
Audiopad James Patten and Ben Recht, MIT Media Lab
Transportation: Gold
BMW R 1200 GS Motorcycle BMW AG, Germany
Chevrolet Super Sport Roadster General Motors Corp and ASC Creative Services
Toyota Prius Techno Art Research Co, Ltd, Japan and Toyota Motor Corp, Japan
Upper Class Suite Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd, United Kingdom; Pearson Lloyd Design Ltd, United Kingdom; and Design Q Ltd, United Kingdom
Transportation: Silver
Xtended Roller Coaster Hartmann + Hartmann GmbH, Germany and Maurer Soehne GmbH & Co KG, Germany
Transportation: Bronze
C-400 Bench Cassette Thetford Corp, USA and The Netherlands
Scion xB Toyota Motor Corp, Japan
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