GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2008

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン金賞

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Award-winning item
Folding@home(TM) for PLAYSTATION(R)3 [Contributing to Folding@home(TM) project with PLAYSTATION(R)3 application]
Business Owner
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Domain/Category
Mobility and networks - Advertisement, publication and CSR by corporations
Company
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Japan)
Award Number
08C16036
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2008

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Outline

Stanford University's Folding@home? project, launched in October 2000, harnesses a distributed computing network with more than one million participating processors worldwide to study protein folding and provide data useful in developing treatment for related diseases. Sony Computer Entertainment supports the project through the global PlayStation Network and the processing power of the Cell Broadband Engine? in PlayStation 3. By helping users visualize how they are participating, Folding@home for PlayStation3 stimulates interest in the program and encourages PlayStation owners to join.

Producer

Executive Vice President and CTO, Technology Platform and Vice President, Strategy Planning Department, SCEI, Masayuki Chatani

Director

Vice President, Corporate Design Center, SCEI, Yuko Wada

Designer

Chief, Corporate Design Center, SCEI, Ryuji Nakayama/ Corporate Design Center, SCEI, Takahiro Fujii/ Director, Corporate Design Center, SCEI, Shuji Hiramatsu

More information

http://www.scei.co.jp/folding/jp/

Already in service/use
2007/3/15

Evaluation

Analysis of proteins for the purpose of shedding light on diseases is just one example of solution design for social issues, a stance that indicates the direction that design should take in the future. Motivating the people who will be involved in these studies will be the key to success, but the program functions well as an idea for making participation in this project visible on a global scale.

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