RKS Wins Big with a Total of 7 Winners
and Finalists at the IDEA Competition

Published on July 14th, 2014

We are honored to be recognized with 2 IDEA Awards and 5 Finalists at the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). RKS won a Silver IDEA for holistic research with Hamilton Medical and a Bronze IDEA for the new design language strategy of Life Technologies. Finalists include the all-encompassing Line 6 Sonic Port, the reinvented Line 6 AMPLIfi guitar amp, the reimagined water cooler FloWater, the eco-friendly FreshRealm delivery vessel, and the radically new FreshRealm fresh food delivery service.

To earn the Silver IDEA award, the RKS team worked alongside EMTs, ICU nurses and first responders, to immerse itself into critical care situations, which enabled the identification of numerous needs and pain points in vital, life-saving moments of patient transportation. From this data, RKS collaborated with Hamilton Medical to develop a portfolio of ventilators that provide life-saving support in a rugged, ergonomically refined and intuitive way. The new design allows caregivers to focus on the patient by making the machine a seamless partner.

RKS was also recognized for excellence in its development of a global design language for Life Technologies, which earned a bronze. Highlighted by the revolutionary Ion Proton DNA sequencer, the fresh design language repositioned the brand from 1980’s motifs to twenty-first century style. The visual design and user experience communicates state of the art technology, versatility, high speed and precision, helping to elevate Life Technologies’ recognition as an innovator in the field of life sciences.

We are honored to be recognized by the world’s leading international design award competition. RKS congratulates all of our team members for their hard work and continued innovations.

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