Wednesday, May 15, 2013

3Dconnexion wins “red dot award: product design 2013” - SpaceMouse Pro Wins


SpaceMouse Pro stands apart among more than 4,500 products for its superior design quality.

3Dconnexion’s SpaceMouse Pro 3D mouse has received a red dot award: product design 2013, one of the largest and most prestigious design contests in the world. The SpaceMouse Pro, 3Dconnexion’s newest 3D mouse, impressed the 37-strong jury, which reviewed more than 4,500 products in 19 categories.

This year’s red dot awards will be presented at the annual red dot gala on 1 July 2013 at Essen’s opera house, the Aalto theatre. The SpaceMouse Pro will then be exhibited in Essen's red dot design museum from 2-28 July, where visitors can learn about the latest product design trends and experience prize-winning products first-hand.



The SpaceMouse Pro design was jointly developed by 3Dconnexion and Design Partners, 3Dconnexion’s product design agency, in close cooperation with users. Its stylish, functional and ergonomic design is tailored to the needs of CAD professionals that work with 3D models on a daily basis. For example:

The 3Dconnexion Controller Cap, allows users to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D objects, offering smooth and intuitive navigation.
The full size hand rest ensures the optimum hand position, allowing users to operate the 3D mouse comfortably, even during the longest working sessions.
All fifteen ergonomically shaped buttons programmable and positioned for fingertip access.

As a winning design this year, the SpaceMouse Pro is following in the footsteps of the original 3Dconnexion 3D mouse model, the SpaceMouse Plus, which won the red dot award back in 1995.

“We are very proud to receive this award for the second time, as it acknowledges the effort we invest in our design work,” says Antonio Pascucci, vice president, products at 3Dconnexion. “We strive on a daily basis to retain a competitive edge by continuously improving products to optimise our customers’ design processes. SpaceMouse Pro is a perfect example of this. Its ergonomically optimised design, intelligent control, and intuitive operation meet all requirements of the most sophisticated 3D workflows.”

Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of red dot, believes that design competency and economic success go hand in hand: “The winners of this year's red dot award: product design are pioneers of a cutting-edge design culture and industry. It is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between products that are both well developed and well designed. Often, their unique qualities are only discernable in the details. However, it is precisely those products that excel when examined by the critical eyes of our jury that will stand out from the crowd in the global marketplace.”

About 3Dconnexion
3Dconnexion makes 3D mice that revolutionize the way people interact with 3D applications, providing a more natural and intuitive way to interact with digital 3D content. By gently manipulating the controller cap, 3D mouse users can simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate their 3D models or camera position while using the standard mouse or tablet to select, create and edit.

It’s an intuitive, balanced and cooperative work style that results in increased productivity, improvements in creativity and enhanced comfort.

Supported by today’s most popular and powerful 3D applications, 3Dconnexion’s award-winning 3D mice serve a wide variety of industries and are used by engineers, designers, architects and artists across the globe.

3Dconnexion’s North American headquarters are in Boston, Mass., with offices worldwide. Stay up-to-date with all the latest company and industry news via Facebook and Twitter.

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