Hilti wins Red Dot Best of the Best awardPublished 29/12, 2016 at 14:59
Hilti has won the Red Dot Award Communication Design competition for the first time with its PD-C laser range meter, which was named ‘Best of the Best’ in the competition’s Interface Design category.
“We are pleased to accept this award as a sign that we are on the right path in our efforts to create digital user interfaces. To ensure that we provide our customers with efficient solutions, a tool’s handling must be intuitive and concisely convey how the tool functions,” said Hilti head of design Stephan Niehaus.
The PD-C laser range meter combines documentation solutions and software applications. It can photograph images, accurately measure distances and save results in the photographs. All results are saved in individual project files and can be transferred in pdf format to other devices using Bluetooth or USB. The operation ensures simple handling and helps prevent misunderstandings and transmission errors.
The Red Dot jury found the linking of measuring and optical functions in a single device to be an exceptional idea, and also positively noted the device’s ergonomic design and the simple and compact interface that displays a variety of information, as well as the remarkably intuitive and compelling operation of the system. The device was assessed on criteria including degree of differentiation, quality, design concept, originality and target group focused implementation.
Designers and companies from 46 countries participated in this year’s Red Dot Communication Design competition.