February 23, 2011
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation’s D3100 digital SLR camera, recipient of the iF Product Design Award 2011, is also a recipient of the iF Communication Design Award 2011. The iF Design Awards are globally prestigious awards sponsored by International Forum Design GmbH of Hanover Germany. As recipient of two prestigious iF awards in 2011, the Nikon D3100 has proven its superior design.
Nikon entered the D3100 in the iF Communication Design Award’s Product Interfaces category. The D31000’s GUI* was designed for simple operation that can be quickly mastered by even first-time users of a digital SLR camera, and its major feature is the Guide Mode menus that allow users to gradually increase their photographic knowledge and skill. The camera won the iF Communication Design Award based on the usability, look and feel, and uniqueness of its interface.
Six independent and equally important design awards, collectively known as the iF Design Awards, have been sponsored by iF Industrie Forum Design Hannover e.V., based in Hanover Germany, since 1953. Each year, industrial products exhibiting superior design from around the world are selected as recipients of these prestigious awards, among them the Product Design Awards, Communication Design Awards and Packaging Awards. This year, 861 products from 27 countries were entered in the contest for the iF Communication Design Awards 2011. 231 products, including the D3100, received the award.
This year’s awards ceremony is scheduled to be held on March 18th (Friday) at BMW Welt in Munich.
GUI: Graphical user interface. A user interface that utilizes icons and symbols for intuitive file and window operations.
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