Hi all, just heard the familiar thump of my design week magazine arriving ever so gracefully on my doormat, and this week, it came with the results of the annual Design Week Awards. Baring in mind this is the Industrial Design Forum, I thought Iâ€™d highlight the winners from a couple of the categories. Thoughts please! Consumer Product Design Joint Winners: Apple iPod Nano "Apple's latest ultra-thin and sleek iPod Nano adds a video camera, a microphone and a speaker to the popular music player. The aluminium casing is available in nine colours and features a larger colour display screen, including a built-in FM radio with live pause and iTunes tagging." Judges Comments: "It's in a different league. The shape is beautiful" Kiran - by D Light Design "The Kiran is a solar lantern created by product design consultancy D Light Design to provide a cheap and Green alternative to the use of kerosene lighting in rural Africa. An angled solar panel is in-built for a single day's charge that provides up to 8 hours of light. The lamp's casing is designed to resist hot and dusty environments, with a locking handle enabling multiple handling options. Judges Comments "It's a great idea. We love the simplicity. It provides a nice environmental aspect while still being functional" Commeneded Flatliner lamps for Established & Sons â€œFor Flatliner Jason Bruges Studio has interpreted a classic lamp by developing a thin black acrylic disc with 240 LEDs. The warm and functional light can be tilted to reveal the reverse side from which the pattern emits a yellow glow. Interactive and dimmable by the touch of your hand, it is available as a floor, table and suspension lamp. Shortlisted Ipod Shuffle MacBook Pro Mira 360 Magnetic Industrial Product Design Joint Winners: Colour Qube 9200 Series â€œThe Colour Qube 9200 series is an environmentally friendly, multifunctional office printer. The high-sped, cartridge-free colour ink system cuts the cost of colour pages by up to 62% and greatly reduces the amount of waste. Ink can be added while the machine is running and the user interfaces offer video help. Jam clearances are lit up to aid accessibility.â€ Judges Comments: â€œThis is taking a step forward allowing clients to change their own behaviourâ€ Ferroguard for Matrasens Metrasens approached Smallfry to develop the next generation of products to increase safety for hospital MRI facilities. It conceived the initial Ferroguard system, which alerts clinicians to any traces of ferrous metals. These can be dangerous as the central magnet of a MRI scanner has a powerful attraction to such metals. The solution is a robust and aesthetically pleasing product, incorporating all electrical systems into two main poles. A â€˜traffic-light systemâ€™ was also integrated to provide clear warning for items detected and scale risk. Judges Comments: This is a functional design piece with a nice execution. Short listed LED task light for Element Often lights generate high temperatures, reducing the light output and the lifespan. Humanscale has overcome this with the Element LED task light, which employs a single multi-chip LED. It also features a series of heat-dispensing metal fins that keep the light cool. In addition, the lamp is energy-efficient and constructed of recycled aluminium and plastic.