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2020

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
Educational microscope [ECLIPSE Ei]
Business Owner
NIKON CORPORATION
Category
Equipment and facilities for research and experiment
Company
NIKON CORPORATION (Japan)
Award Number
20G100628
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2020

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Outline

This is a practical education microscope. Practical lab education places a heavy burden on instructors who must teach beginners to use a microscope. Students bear the burden of setting up and putting away their microscopes for each lesson. These issues have been resolved with intuitive shapes and displays for controls, a lightweight and portable body, and beautifully designed accessory storage.

Producer

NIKON CORPORATION

Director

NIKON CORPORATION Healthcare Business Unit

Designer

Toshiko Odashima, Shota Nikaido, Shu Suzuki, Design Center, NIKON CORPORATION

More information

https://www.microscope.healthcare.nikon.com/ja_JP/products/upright-microscopes/ei

Market release pending
2020/9

Evaluation

In this entry-level microscope designed for use in practical education settings, consideration has been given to creating an interface that is user-friendly and facilitates teaching, as well as to its ease of storage and portability as a tool for shared use. A key point for which it was praised is the fact that, despite being an entry-level microscope, the quality of its manufacturing as an optical instrument is extremely high. Coming into contact with the allure of true mechanical beauty at a susceptible age will undoubtedly be a valuable experience for the future, providing young people with a true sense of the appeal of finely engineered instruments that goes beyond the original purpose of the microscope.

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