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UID and Heidolph win Red Dot Award

And the Red Dot Design Award 2020 goes to … UID and Heidolph. Our client Heidolph and our own team are overjoyed about receiving the Red Dot Design Award, one of the most prestigious design awards worldwide. It honors products that stand out for their exceptional design.

The Red Dot Design Award is one of the most well-known and prestigious design awards worldwide. Among others, the jury of 24 experts awards the prize for the best creative performance in the world. In 2020, they chose Heidolph’s rotary evaporators from 6,992 submissions as one of the awardees. These instruments make distilling and separating liquids easier, facilitating life of researchers in the lab. “Research made easy – this is the promise Heidolph’s products intend to deliver on. This aspiration also applies to the new user interface of the series of rotary evaporators Hei-VAP. We are extremely proud that we have been able to convince the Red Dot Award jury with ease of use and an outstanding design quality”, says Verena Reuter, who managed the project at UID.

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Uncompromising design quality

Based on Heidolph’s product design, functional glow effects and graphics with stylized light-refracting edges create a classy, emotional impression. The hardware’s functionality and design language are reflected in the UI design. A perfect interplay between digital and analog design guarantees a consistent appearance and an intuitive operation.

Optimal user navigation

The new user interface of the series of rotary evaporators Hei-VAP optimally guides the researchers. The greatest challenge: clearly visualizing the multitude of parameters and data – despite the small display. Glow effects emphasize the active areas on a graphical visualization of the instrument. An indicator in the UI design, which is based on the colors of the hardware elements, shows which hardware button controls which value. These are only some of the examples that show how the UI design optimally guides the user.

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Image source: Heidolph Instruments GmbH & Co. KG