October 23, 2019

Good Design Award

bizhub i-Series wins the Good Design Award 2019

The Good Design Award, as one of the four greatest design awards in the world, also makes efforts to contribute to the international promotion of design. The award can be given to various objects such as industrial goods, architecture, software, systems, services no matter tangible or intangible, as long as it is created to fulfil certain ideals or purposes. “G Mark” that is only given to winning products is a proof and the symbol of winning the Good Design Award.

There are five fundamental themes to be considered when choosing ideals.

HUMANITY the creativity that guides the making of things
HONESTY the ability to see the nature of modern society
INNOVATION the vision to open up the future
ESTHETICS the imagination to evoke a rich life and culture
ETHICS the thoughtfulness to shape society and the environment

So now, why Konica Minolta’s bizhub i-Series won this award?

Comments from Screening Committee of JDP

“In renewing the entire range of its MFPs, Konica Minolta has adhered to its design identity and succeeded in further refining the concept. The operation panel with a minimum set of keys makes the series more compatible with mobile devices while improving operability through the user experience, user interface and universal design. As a result, the company has made this series more efficient and easier to use, while reinforcing its design identity. Besides, the neat arrangement of the LED indicator lighting and authentication section, and the improvements made to every detail of the exterior appearance”.

Comments from Screening Committee of JDP

“Characteristically, this series builds on and further refines the design identity that underlies the entire range of Konica Minolta’s MFPs. While each model of the series has a large operation panel of the same size as that of the A3 MFP, its beautiful slim body allows installation in limited spaces for diverse workstyles, which has gained high marks from the juries. Like its A3 version, the operation panel with a minimum set of keys makes the series more compatible with mobile devices, while improving operability through the user experience, user interface and universal design, thus increasing the reliability of this series”.

i-Series is a second generation of bizhub and becoming a new symbol of Konica Minolta. Winning this award is proving that Konica Minolta’s device provides an excellent product platform. We can take advantage of using G Mark for the next few years to promote sales. Showing the G Mark and telling the story will be a good chance to appeal that bizhub i-Series could fit into a digital workplace not only its functionalities but also in the presence of its design excellence.

The G Mark can be used in any media worldwide to promote Konica Minolta i-Series for the limited time of period which until the end of October 2023. You can find the data on MarCom Base, and the logo guidelines can be found at G Mark Usage Rules on JDP website.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd

Established in 1981, Konica Minolta Business Solutions celebrates its 42nd year in business with a network of 12 branches throughout Malaysia to support its growing customer base. Drawing from the rich history of Konica Minolta which dates back to 1873; they are always evolving, and continue to provide innovative solutions to make the ‘Workplace of the Future’ a reality. The Company is committed to digitally transforming businesses with the goal of helping them save time and improve productivity. From information management to technology-enabling tools; Konica Minolta Business Solutions offer a suite of services and hardware so businesses can access information at a faster pace, support mobility and optimise business processes with workflow automation. They also offer digital manufacturing solutions, state-of-the-art technology and continue to grow their organic print business covering office printing, production and industrial printing. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine years in a row. For more information, please visit http://www.konicaminolta.com.my/ and follow KonicaMinoltaMY on Facebook and Linkedin

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