WTF? :: Red Dot Award Winner?

June 24th, 2008, 4:27 pm

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What makes this award winning design?

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June 24th, 2008, 4:35 pm

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June 24th, 2008, 4:45 pm

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ip_wirelessly wrote:What makes this award winning design?

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its orange and black..judges favorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrie colors.

June 24th, 2008, 5:11 pm

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Duh IP, it's simple and pure lines along with the ergonomicly advanced card reading recipticle. It's quite obvious.

June 24th, 2008, 5:17 pm

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Mr-914 wrote:Duh IP, it's simple and pure lines along with the ergonomicly advanced card reading recipticle. It's quite obvious.

sigh.

June 24th, 2008, 5:24 pm

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ya, i dont get it either. not to mention these business card readers have been around for at least 10 years, and i've never seen one work as advertised.

different fonts, paper, foils, embossing, sizes of/on cards always mess them up, or the format of info is in some way different than the app you need to import the info to...

also love how they say "On-the-go professionals find it a great companion to bring along on business trips to file contact info into a database before returning to the office." i have no idea why someone would buy this for use in the office let alone carry it around with them....

well at least its *shiny* out of date, useless technology.

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June 24th, 2008, 5:24 pm

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It sure seems that Red Dot Awards must be for sale as has been said before. Open a catalog of stock plastic housings for inspiration, pay a few thousand Euros and you, too, can be an "award winning designer". Sheeeeesh!!!! Too bad this won't get broader exposure in the business and popular press to show how much credibility Red Dot (and some other) "awards" have.

June 24th, 2008, 6:07 pm

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JWH2 wrote:It sure seems that Red Dot Awards must be for sale as has been said before. Open a catalog of stock plastic housings for inspiration, pay a few thousand Euros and you, too, can be an "award winning designer". Sheeeeesh!!!! Too bad this won't get broader exposure in the business and popular press to show how much credibility Red Dot (and some other) "awards" have.
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June 24th, 2008, 10:13 pm

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we're just jealous that we didn't get a red dot award for our very first college design projects... My cardboard radio shaped like a nintendo controller was awesome!

I'm working on starting a bad design blog.

Re: WTF? :: Red Dot Award Winner?

June 24th, 2008, 11:29 pm

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ip_wirelessly wrote:What makes this award winning design?

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The check cleared.

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June 24th, 2008, 11:36 pm

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Scott Bennett wrote:The check cleared.

Arrrrgggghh....ok. This one is really twisting the knife in my back. Isn't it time for our industry to call a spade a spade?

Isn't this doing nothing but undermining the whole industry?

An international Award? For a black and orange box? That scans business cards? AND HAS A FRAKKING HORRIBLE PHOTOCHOPPED HAND IN THE IMAGERY!!!!!!!

I mean seriously. They can afford to buy an award but they can't afford the cost for an actual hand model in a decent photo studio???

rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgghhh.....this one irritates me to no friggin' end.

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June 24th, 2008, 11:39 pm

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Scott Bennett wrote:
ip_wirelessly wrote:What makes this award winning design?

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The check cleared.
LOL! Now THERE'S elegant simplicity!

June 25th, 2008, 12:26 am

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Some quick calculations. This year there were 3203 submissions. The entry fee for a company is 110 euros for the first entry and 50 euros for each additional entry. Then if you win something there's an additional fee.

http://red-dot.com.sg/concept/winning/bws_rd.htm

If you win the big prize you have to pay even more.

http://red-dot.com.sg/concept/winning/bws_bob.htm

They even make you pay for the delivery of your winner's package! So what do you think? Maybe somewhere around $500,000-750,000? Giving awards sure pays better than designing products. Can you you say "bend over" in German?

June 25th, 2008, 12:55 am

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So which design award is the most legit?

I say we make a user and peer rated award program that costs nothing to enter and is voted on by the public. The fees make it feel "fixed."
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