2008 Award Winning Products

Good Design Award 2008

Monochrome Multifunction Printer
[bizhub 501 / 421 / 361]

<Evaluation>

The product’s coloring has a clear rhythm, and I find the company’s willingness to embrace the challenge of bringing an element of design to office spaces, which tend to be monotonous in appearance, praiseworthy. The LCD display, which is the key to the interface, offers precise guidance, including in the form of supplementary information such as thumbnails. Designers have given careful thought to maintenance issues like replacing toner and replenishing paper and worked to resolve them through design at a similarly high level.

All in one Color Laser Printer
[magicolor 4690MF]

<Evaluation>

The company has made possible a proposal that looks compact and lightweight by means of design. The two-tone color scheme that characterizes the product line is effective, and it creates an impression of consistency and a tightly integrated overall image. Usability and the interface are consistent and easy to understand.

Color Laser Printer
[magicolor 1600W / 1650EN]

<Evaluation>

The company has made possible a proposal that looks compact and lightweight by means of design. The two-tone color scheme that characterizes the product line is effective, and it creates an impression of consistency and a tightly integrated overall image. Usability and the interface are consistent and easy to understand.

Laser Imager
[DRYPRO Model 873]

<Evaluation>

The product features a minimally small installation footprint and gentle styling that keeps the top structure from feeling oppressive. I was impressed by the overall balance, including status indicators that are easy to understand despite the product’s extensive functionality, its simple ease of use, a reasonable price that was achieved by sharing 90% of its parts with existing products so as to lower costs, the shape and quality of the area around the control panel and new parts like the sorter, and a color scheme that evokes cleanliness.

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