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Good Design
Award 2016

Japan’s comprehensive
design award program
Winning Entries

Educational robotics and programming kit

KOOV

We received the Good Design Gold Award 2016
Selected in the Best 100, Good Design Award 2016

Jury Comments

Providing a fun way to learn about digital technology-driven manufacturing, this kit makes for a great toy and an excellent educational tool. The creative possibilities are endless, allowing users of any age—from kids to adults—make virtually any shape or movement they can imagine. The creations would work well as interior accessories, too, thanks to the aesthetic quality of the product design.

Audio Headphones

MDR-Z1R

We received the Good Design Gold Award 2016
Selected in the Best 100, Good Design Award 2016

Jury Comments

With high-resolution audio growing increasingly popular and user needs reaching new levels of sophistication, Sony’s flagship headphones are the ultimate in the market today. The products embody a meticulous devotion to sound quality: the housing features graceful curves, minimizing unnecessary resonance; the dual paper-mesh structure creates a natural soundscape and a delicate texture; and the protector design limits structure-induced sound shielding. Overall, the headphones combine high functionality and aesthetic beauty into an amazing feat of manufacturing.

PlayStation®VR

We received the Good Design Special Award [Design for the future]2016
Selected in the Best 100, Good Design Award 2016

Jury Comments

The product’s solid overall design, including its modeling, shape, configuration, texture, and price, is a great package for bringing VR technology to a wider consumer audience. Featuring an eye-catching, distinctive look, the overall form of the system makes the product easy to put on and gives it a comfortable fit—even for relatively long periods of use. PlayStation®VR is poised to make big splashes in fields as diverse as home gaming, VR-based sales business, and events.

Turntable with High-Resolution Recording

PS-HX500

Selected in the Best 100, Good Design Award 2016

Jury Comments

Vinyl is making a comeback, and this record player is a gorgeous, synergistic fusion uniting that classic analog quality with digital enhancements. In addition to packing faithful sound reproduction and DSD high-resolution audio into a digital device for optimal convenience, the stylish player also gives magnificent shape to the joy of dropping the needle into the groove. Buyers will get new insight into what home electronics can be when they experience this exciting combination of functionality and fun.

Condenser Microphone

C-800G/9X

We received the Good Design Long Life Design Award 2016

Mobile Projector

MP-CL1

High Power Home Audio System with Bluetooth®

GTK-XB7

Smartphone

Xperia X Performance

Digital Camera

Cyber-Shot® DSC-RX10M3

 

Seed Acceleration Program

Paddock Vision
for Tokyo City Keiba

Sony and the TOKYO METROPOLITAN RACING ASSOCIATION win a joint award for "Paddock Vision" for Tokyo City Keiba

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