Canon Solutions America - 8/30/2006
Océ Color Scanner Wins iF Award 2006
Océ has won an iF design award; this time for its latest color scanner used in its TDS450 and TCS500 wide-
format black & white and color systems. The iF award jury citation praised the color scanner for its clear design
language and intuitive user interface. With its user-friendly operation, this scanner meets the jury's criterion of
'Less marketing, more design' in full.
In line with this award criterion, the international expert jury this year selected products with user-focused
operation and a design in which form follows function. This new design approach, embodied in many of the
latest generation of Océ products, meets users' wishes for ergonomic systems that are free of barriers to
effective, straightforward operation.
This year's iF design awards involved almost 2000 products submitted from 37 countries, 688 of them
representing 12 categories finally receiving the iF award for design excellence. This year's key criterion of 'Less
marketing, more design' reflects a wish for a 'universal design' concept in which products are easy to operate
by users of all levels and all ages. This concept is likely to become a key iF award evaluation criterion in years to
The iF (International Forum Design) product design awards are among the world's top three design prizes.
Submissions are judged by top international designers who are responsible not only for selecting the prize-winners,
but also for maintaining the high iF design principles and the design quality which the renowned iF label represents.