GOOD DESIGN, 2016
LifeScale® is an award winning, unique and automated medical device for rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Used in both microbiology research and in clinical laboratory environments, this medical device yields results in under three hours instead of what previously took days to complete. The enclosure was functionally designed to keep the liquid samples visible with the lids closed and to take up as little bench space as possible. The aesthetic challenge included utilizing low volume manufacturing processes to produce a high-perceived value for a medical/scientific product. The design details include a chamfer that wraps around the top edge of the unit, which reflects the path that individual cells take around the sensor inside. The dual lids on the unit are electronically locked during testing. Special hinges that apply torque help lift the lids with ease when access is needed.
GOOD DESIGN, 2016
The award winning Luminex Writer is the most lightweight, compact and precise stenograph machine ever created. As a leading industrial design consulting firm in Chicago, Cesaroni Design worked to improve every aspect of the experience for court reporters and captioners. It features a full color, high-resolution touch screen which folds flat, responsive touch sensor buttons, a built-in power source, built-in Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities, plus a revolutionary dual key stabilizer which drastically reduces side-to-side key wobbling and makes for an extremely accurate writer. The clean fluid lines and the minimal size of the enclosure are ideal for the professional courtroom and office environments that the Luminex is used in. An additional feature includes the exposed dials on both sides of the unit that allow the end user to customize the product for their individual writing style. It is simply the most electronically sophisticated, compact, and aesthetically elegant stenograph machine made.
GOOD DESIGN, 2016
Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
TechGuard™ Charging Locker
The award winning TechGuard™ Charging Locker allows individuals to securely store and charge devices such as laptops, tablets and phones. The locker is constructed with steel and unit doors include a polycarbonate window and are secured with a four-digit passcode. The locker is capable of charging up to three devices at once with one 110 V AC outlet and two USB ports. The locker is available in 1, 5, or 10-bay configurations and includes red and green LEDs which indicate whether or not the locker is in use. 1-Bay measures 19" W x 4.75" H x 19" D overall and 12.49" W x 4.05" H x 16.47" D inside. The 1-Bay unit may be surface or under-counter mounted, the 5-Bay unit may be wall and surface mounted and the 10-Bay unit includes a 24" pedestal, stacking bracket and power strip and may be floor mounted.
Innovation in Design Gold, 2016
Wolf Appliance, Inc.
M Series Contemporary Built-In Wall Oven
The award winning design of the contemporary model of the new 30" M series of built-in ovens features a handleless design, black glass door, flush-inset installation and a quiet spring door hinge system. The contemporary model is available in both a single and double oven. The double oven is 29.875" wide and 50.875" tall. The single oven is 29.875" wide and 28.5" tall with a 5.1 cubic foot capacity. Both models include an interactive, color touchscreen which allows for customized cooking control. The triple-pane glass on the contemporary model allows for clear views of the interior with the help of three halogen lights.
IDA Silver, 2016
The 50 Most Influential Electronic Gadgets of All Time, 2016
Sportster 1200 Modem and 56K Modem
Featured in TIME Magazine's The 50 Most Influential Electronic Gadgets of All Time
The Sportster 56K Modem and 1200 Modem are designed and built for broadcasting of internet for personal use. The compact design ensures it fits comfortably in any household.