Kinect wins Digital Design Award

Spotted a nice surprise earlier this week – the Kinect and its SDK have won the 2012 ‘Digital’ category from the Design Museum’s Design Awards!

For those of you who haven’t heard of the Design Awards before;

“The Design Museum’s Design Awards, ‘the Oscars of the design world’, showcase the most innovative and progressive designs from around the world, spanning seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport”.

The 2012 ‘Design of the Year’ went to the Olympic Torch, with the London 2012 Velodrome and Nokia’s ‘Pure’ typeface also picking up awards.

I wasn’t hugely surprised when I saw the Kinect had won, the platform and its technology is 110% wicked. It’s got more than a few applications, some of which I’ve discussed in depth (previously) – and look what Luke‘s just discovered:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPcoM7BIDZ4?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

How super-freaking awesome is that?! So yeah, in my opinion the Kinect is hugely deserving of the 2012 Digital Design Award. Congrats to everyone involved in making the platform what it is – and here’s to more awards in the future!

For the full list of winners, head on over to the Design Museum’s website.

Published by fatkidonfire

To pay the bills, I work with a variety of clients (across a range of industries) as a digital dogsbody (in a good way). I enjoy cutting edge technology, the mobile web and the occasional rant on Twitter. Out of office hours, I run lifestyle/ music/ fashion blog FatKidOnFire, listen to the deeper end of the electronic dance music spectrum and, when not parked in front of a computer, can be found out and about on my bike.

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