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May 22nd, 2000

[12:30 PM] Apple Designs Awards: The Results Are Out
by Staff

Apple has announced the winners of the Apple Designs awards. The categories were best Apple technology adoption, best new product, most innovative entry, best Mac user interface and best Mac user experience. According to Apple:

Announced Tuesday evening at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, the winners for Apple Design Awards 2000 are Thinking Home, Math Mysteries: Measurement, REALbasic, ViaVoice and LiveStage Professional.

Candidates expected the big prize to be a Power Mac G4 with a 17” monitor, but were surprised when it was announced that the winners for each of the four categories would instead win a top-of-the-line G4 and the Apple Cinema Display.

The winners:

Best New Product: ViaVoice(tm) Millennium Edition, IBM

Runner Up: Thinking Home 1.0, Always Thinking, Inc.

Most Innovative: LiveStage Professional, Totally Hip Software Inc.

Runner Up: Thinking Home 1.0, Always Thinking, Inc.

Best Look & Feel: Math Mysteries(tm) 1.0, Tom Snyder Productions

Runner Up: REALbasic 2.0, REAL Software, Inc.

Best Apple Technology Adoption: Thinking Home 1.0, Always Thinking, Inc.

Runner Up: LiveStage Professional, Totally Hip Software Inc.

You can find more information about the contest results and get links to the product pages on Apple's site.

The Mac Observer Spin: Congratulations to the winners. While not the most widely known awards on the planet, The Apple Design Awards are certainly among the most prestigious.


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