2012 Award Winning Products

Good Design Award 2012

Color Multifunction Printer / Application Software
[bizhub C754 / C654 / C554 / C454 / C364 / C284 / C224, PageScope mobile for iPhone/Android]

<Evaluation>

The award recognizes Konica Minolta's total document management system linking MFPs and PCs, tablets and smartphones for business usage with a proposal that implies a new possibility in the future. The user interface was thoughtfully designed to operate consistently among various devices.

Planetarium
[Konica Minolta Planetarium "Tenku" in Tokyo Skytree Town(R)]

<Evaluation>

The Konica Minolta Planetarium "Tenku" in TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN gives comfortableness to visitors through information of light, skillfully embedded in the limited dome space. Rows of seats are designed on a gentle slope as if they disappeared into the floor. Looking up at the show, visitors would experience an illusionary feeling of floating in a starlit sky.
The state-of-the-art high-contrast projector with 4,000 dots in the diameter produces an overwhelming galaxy. In addition, the operation device employs a touch panel with dimmer function not to distract the audience immersed in the outer space. Overall the facility is well done.

iF Design Award 2013iF Design Award 2013 受賞製品

Color Multifunction Printer
[bizhub C554 / C454 / C364 / C284 / C224]

<Description>

The bizhub C554 series introduces the new “INFO-Palette” user interface incorporating white hardware and an LCD operation panel with new GUI in an LED area. Users can authenticate using an IC-card reader, and experience the vibrant operation of the LCD panel similar to mobile devices. Built-in proximity sensors also contribute to improving usability while keeping energy consumption low. PC / PET recycled materials utilized in the system’s outer casing and biomass plastics reduce the impact on the environment. Having inherited the brand DNA of Konica Minolta’s 360° universal design, this series improves comfort and productivity for all users.

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