GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2008

Good Design Award

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Award-winning item
Keyboard [Optimus Maximus]
Business Owner
IT, High-Tech industrial equipment
Domain/Category
Innovation - Pioneering and experimental design activities
Company
Art. Lebedev Studio (Russia)
Award Number
08D18009
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2008

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Outline

Optimus Maximus is an ultra-configurable keyboard that features tiny screens on its keys. Each of the 113 buttons is a stand-alone display that shows the function currently assigned to it. Optimus allows use of any language as well as of any other character set: notes, numerals, special symbols, HTML codes, math functions and so on. Custom keyboard layouts can be created using the software. It enables users to program each button to reproduce a sequence of symbols and edit images separately for each layout.

Producer

Art. Lebedev Studio

Director

Artemy Lebedev, art director and designer, Art. Lebedev Studio

Designer

Timur Burbayev, industrial designer, Art. Lebedev Studio. Artemy Lebedev, art director and designer, Art. Lebedev Studio

More information

http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/

Already on the market
2007/3/15

Evaluation

A keyboard with typewriter keys as the interface of a standard computer. This classic interface is renewed with program-controlled, visualized functions for each key. The design that suggests a new human-machine relationship.

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