2014 Award Winning Products

Good Design Award 2014

Digital Color Press
[bizhub PRESS C1085 / C1100]

<Evaluation>

As the latest updates to Konica Minolta's top-of-the-end color digital printing systems, the C1100/C1085 inherit the design concept of the series. At the same time, the streamlined structure has significantly reduced the width of the main body and allowed flexibility in securing its footprint within the limited space of printing sites. For user interface, both touch panel operation and mouse operation are used with good balance. As quality requirements of a work increases, a broader range of operation becomes available. Those detailed optimization for the work environment is highly evaluated. Though there are not many outstanding changes from preceding models, the design concept of evolving engines and long-term-use options is well maintained and systematically developed. Behind the steady progression of the design, the series' design identity has been preserved.

Color Multifunction Printer
[bizhub C3850]

<Evaluation>

Over several years Konica Minolta's MFPs has been developed on the basic concept “INFO-Palette,” including compatibility with various devices and customizable user interface, among others. The A4 bizhub C3850 is one of the latest addition to represent the comprehensive development philosophy of the company. While downsized from A3 to A4, this product does not eliminate functions. Far from it, Konica Minolta added easy compatibility with A3 MFPs in order to achieve what is ultimately good in the office environment beyond saving space. The overall perfection level is very high.

Diagnostic Ultrasound System
[SONIMAGE HS1]

<Evaluation>

Highly portable and compact body and the turning and tilting monitor are versatile for a variety of inspection. As it has only eight keys, the operator can keep his/her eyes on the patient while controlling the keys without looking at them.

R&D office
[KONICA MINOLTA SKT]

<Evaluation>

The company's brand concept “light” and “color” are used as the main axes of the design. The overall environment helps strengthen motivation internally, while the corporate message is clearly communicated to visitors.

2014 China Red Star Design Award2014 China Red Star Design Award

Color Multifunction Printer
[bizhub C554e / C454e / C364e / C284e / C224e]

<Description>

The product improves users' interaction with the device by using all the buttons in a control panel to provide intuitive, easy-to-understand operation and deliver a more pleasant user experience. In addition to a power-saving design that disables the fixing function when not needed during scanner and fax use,N energy-saving measures include use of toner containing plant-based materials to allow low-temperature fixing and therefore lower power consumption and greater environmental friendliness.

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