2006 MURIEL COOPER PRIZE AWARDED BY DMI TO MASAMICHI UDAGAWA
Udagawa's work in advancing design technology and communications is
truly outstanding. It is an honour to award him this prize," said
Thomas Lockwood, President of DMI. "He is only the fourth designer to
be recognized with this prestigious award over the years and this award
demonstrates DMI's continued support of the advancement of design and
design thinking throughout the world."
Designer, educator, researcher, Muriel Cooper was one of the most influential modern designers of the 20 century. This award honours Muriel Cooper who, as co-founder and late director of MIT Media Lab's Visual Language Workshop, explored the concept of three-dimensionality to imagine new ways to structure complex systems of knowledge. Muriel Cooper, a key early member of DMI's Board of Directors, was an inspiring mentor and innovator in the visual arts. She passed away in 1994 at the age of 68.
Masamichi Udagawa is a partner at Antenna Design New York, Inc., which he co-founded with Sigi Moeslinger in 1997. Among Antenn's best known projects are the design of New York City subway cars and ticket vending machines, JetBlue check-in kiosks, and Bloomberg displays and interactive environments, such as Flower Power, an installation in the windows of Bloomingdale's activated by passersby. Antenna's user-centered design approach helps understand human behavior, which is particularly important when designing the unfamiliar.
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Founded in 1975 and based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Design Management Institute is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to demonstrating the strategic role of design in business and to improving the management and utilisation of design. The Institute's programs assist brand managers and design managers in becoming leaders in their profession, as well as educate and foster interaction among brand managers, design managers, organisational managers, public policy makers and academics.
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