1994 Idea Winners

Business & Industrial



Automatch(g)ic Group Four Design, Avon, Conn., for Macbeth, Newburgh, N.Y.

Flat Panel Display ZIBA Design, Portland, Ore., and Hewlett-Packard, Fort Collins, Colo., for Hewlett-Packard

Newton Message Pad 100 Apple Computer, Cupertino, Calif., for Apple Computer

PE 3000 Series Pallet Truck Crown Design & Engineering, New Bremen, Ohio, Fitch, Columbus, Ohio, and Design Central, Columbus, Ohio, for Crown Equipment, New Bremen, Ohio


Joule Drive ZIBA Design, Portland, Ore., and LaCie, Beaverton, Ore., for LaCie

Modular Enclosure for VHF/HDTV Transmitter Gad Shaanan Design, Montreal, Quebec, for Larcan Communications Equipment, Mississauga, Ont.

Series 900 Palo Alto Design Group, Palo Alto, Calif., and Motorola Computer Group, Tempe, Ariz., for Motorola

Summa Chrome Imaging System Design Edge, Austin, and Summagraphics, Austin for Summagraphics


ATM Surround IDEO Product Development, Palo Alto, Calif., and Gensler & Associates, San Francisco, for Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco

BallPointNOTE!!! Mouse 2.0 Microsoft, Redmond, Wash.; Stratos Product Development, Seattle, Wash.; Metaphase Design Group, St. Louis; and Joyce Institute, Seattle, Wash., for Microsoft

BlackCurrant Computer Peripherals SG Hauser Associates, Calabasas, Calif., for BlackCurrant Technologies, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Pyramid MESHine Palo Alto Design Group, Palo Alto, Calif., and Pyramid Technology, San Jose, Calif., for Pyramid Technology

Sealed Lever Latch Southco, Concordville, Pa., and Paradigm:design, Philadelphia, for Southco

Sound System Microphone Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., and Stratos Product Development, Seattle, Wash., for Microsoft

Consumer Products


Kin-der-LinkNOTE!!! Skools, New York, N.Y., Autumn House, Granite Falls, N.C., and Marshall Group, New Bern, N.C., for Skools

PowerShotNOTE!!! Staple Gun Innovations & Development, Edgewater, N.J.; WorkTools, Chatsworth, Calif.; and Black & Decker, Towson, Md. for Black & Decker

Rotary Cutter Fiskars, Madison, Wis.

The Raynes Rail Coco Raynes Associates, Boston; New England Plastics, Woburn, Mass.; and Milgo Bufkin, Brooklyn, N.Y., for Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston

Vision Date Plus Henry Dreyfuss Associates, New York, N.Y., and Polaroid, Cambridge, Mass. for Polaroid


Excel-Revere Cookware ECCO Design, New York, N.Y., and Corning, Corning, N.Y., for Corning

M6100 Digital Cellular Phone Mayercheck Design, Irvine, Calif.; Coast Product Development, Brea, Calif.; and Hughes Network Systems, San Diego, for Hughes Network Systems

Rabbet Cutter KMH Design, Ceresco, Mich., for Beowulf, Ceresco, Mich.

rev-X Spinergy, Wilton, Conn., and Clifford Selbert Design, Cambridge, Mass. for Spinergy

Slim Design Projection Television Receiver Thomson Consumer Electronics, Indianapolis

Sport 200 Virtual Vision, Redmond, Wash.

Zoom-Off Quick-Release Gloves Sports-Mitt International, Berkeley, Calif., for Bollinger Industries, Irving, Tex., and Expressline, Dexter, Mich.


Action PackerWork Centers Rubbermaid Specialty Products, Wooster, Ohio; KMH Design, Battle Creek, Mich.; and Waterloo Industries, Waterloo, Iowa, for Rubbermaid, Wooster, Ohio

Alnamar Pill Dispenser ZIBA Design, Portland, Ore., for Alnamar, Beaverton, Ore.

CD12 Compact Disc Carrycase Booty Design Associates, Chicago, for Outer Circle Products, Chicago

ExersaucerNOTE!!! Exercise and Entertainment Center Meeker R&D, Hiram, Ohio, for Evenflo Juvenile Furniture, Piqua, Ohio

Fishing Tackle Boxes Design Central, Columbus, Ohio, and Rubbermaid, Wooster, Ohio, for Rubbermaid Specialty Products, Wooster, Ohio

Liquid Paper Dryline Dispenser Herbst LaZar Bell, Chicago, for Gillette/Papermate, Boston

Play 'N FoldNOTE!!! Soccer and Hockey Today's Kids, Dallas

Pocketshop Design Axis, Columbus, Ohio, GARE Engineering Enterprises, Roebuck, S.C. and Giro Sport Design, Soquel, Calif., for Giro Sport Design

Reno frogdesign, Menlo Park, Calif., for Media Vision, Fremont, Calif.

Rotary Paper Trimmer Fiskars, Madison, Wis.

SoundEffects Home Theater Audio System Fitch, Boston, for JBL Consumer Products, Woodbury, N.Y.

Step Lock Gate Fisher-Price, East Aurora, N.Y.

Storage Shed Rubbermaid Specialty Products, Wooster, Ohio, for Rubbermaid, Wooster, Ohio

Super Crown Cymbal Holder SG Hauser Associates, Calabasas, Calif., and Cymbal Crown, San Antonio, for Cymbal Crown

Tape Mate River Studio, Aspen, Colo., for Digitool, Aspen, Colo.

Wevox Stationary Products frogdesign, Menlo Park, Calif, for Shachihata Industrial, Nagoya, JapanDesign Explorations


Backpack Personal Cooling System Carlson Technology, Livonia, Mich., for U.S. Army Natick Research, Development & Engineering Center, Natick, Mass.

The Measure of Man and Woman Henry Dreyfuss Associates, New York, N.Y.

Transgenerational Design: Products for an Aging Population James J. Pirkl Design, Placitas, N.M., and Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, N.Y., for Van Nostrand Reinhold


BallPoint Mouse 2.0 Research Metaphase Design Group, St. Louis, and Penn State University, State College, Pa., for Microsoft, Redmond, Wash.

CHOICES Ergonomic Task Chair Research Metaphase Design Group, St. Louis, for Steelcase Seating Business Unit, Caledonia, Mich.

Walkabout Anderson Design Associates, Plainville, Conn.

Environmental Design


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Ralph Appelbaum Associates, New York, N.Y., and Time Warner, New York, N.Y., for U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Wieland Furniture Exhibit Kane Design, San Francisco, for Wieland Furniture, Grabill, Ind.


House in Maine Peter Forbes & Associates, Boston, for Natalie O. Miller


The Philips Competence Centre Burdick Group, San Francisco, for Philips Corporate Design, Aspen, Colo.



ZephyrNOTE!!! Hammock Gary Wolf Architects, Boston, and Heliotrope, Providence, for Heliotrope


Aero Table The Burdick Group, San Francisco, for CASAS, Barcelona, Spain

Home Office Furniture Collection Thomas J. Newhouse Design, Grand Rapids, Mich., and DAS Designs, Holland, Mich., for Herman Miller, Zeeland, Mich.

In-Touch II Product Line SG Hauser Associates, Calabasas, Calif., for Interbath, City of Industry, Calif.



Tranquility MP-r Machen Montague/ BOLT, Charlotte, N.C., and Healthdyne Technologies, Marietta, Ga., for Healthdyne Technologies

VXR-12 Film Digitizer Paradigm:design, Philadelphia, and Vidar Systems, Herndon, Va., for Vidar SystemsSilver

Integral Workstation Product Genesis, Cambridge, Mass., and PerSeptive Biosystems, Cambridge, Mass., for PerSeptive Biosystems

QUAD-PLUS Knee Board Designform, Scottsdale, Ariz., for Advance Therapy Systems, Peoria, Ariz.

Series 20,000 Legacy Patton Design, Irvine, Calif., for Alcon Surgical, Irvine, Calif.

VersaPulse Select Surgical Laser Lunar Design, Palo Alto, Calif., and Coherent, Santa Clara, Calif., for Coherent


CheckMate Plus Blood Glucose Monitoring System Worrell Design, Minneapolis, for Cascade Medical, Minneapolis

FluorImager 575 Lunar Design, Palo Alto, Calif., and Molecular Dynamics, Sunnyvale, Calif., for Molecular Dynamics

Packaging & Graphics


Medical Fluid Tray Conceptual Design Industries, Irvine, Calif.; Baxter Healthcare, Glendale, Calif.; and Creative Forming, Ripon, Wis., for Baxter Healthcare-Hyland Div., Glendale, Calif.

Q-PackNOTE!!! Queens Group, Long Island City, N.Y., and Paul D. Miller Design, New York, N.Y., for Queens Group

The Marsbook Human Code, Austin, and Design Edge, Austin, for NASA Flight Crew Support Div., Houston

Virtual Conference Engine Human Code, Austin, for Apple Computer, Cupertino, Calif.

Student Designs


U-Prog Mobile Workstation Mark A. Nichols of Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland


Centaur Angelika Schubert and Martin Todd Belle of Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Calif., for NACCO Materials Handling Group

Portable Hand Control LC-1 Bryan Peters of Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.

Universal Drinking Fountain Jason Billig and William Cheung of SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.


Re'nop Jar Opener Bryan Lump of Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, Wis.


Neon Chrysler, Highland Park, Mich.

Oshkosh "A" Series Side Loading Refuse/Recycling Vehicle Renquist Associates/Layton School of the Arts, Racine, Wis., for Oshkosh Truck, Oshkosh, Wis.


1993 Chevrolet Camaro GM Design Center, Warren, Mich., for Chevrolet Motor Div., Warren, Mich.

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