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STUDENTS BRING 'COMPUTERS OF THE FUTURE' DESIGNS TO APPLE

 STUDENTS BRING 'COMPUTERS OF THE FUTURE' DESIGNS TO APPLE
 CUPERTINO, Calif, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever wondered what computers of the future will look like? Some visionary university students gathered at Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) today to tackle that question. The students -- from England, Canada and the U.S.--showcased their futuristic computer designs as part of Apple's first Interface Design Project.
 The Interface Design Project required each student design team to create the interfaces -- or physical characteristics -- of a family of three related computers. Apple asked each university to include four to six students from a variety of educational disciplines, such as graphic design, psychology, computer science, etc. to facilitate collaboration and unique concepts.
 Some design examples included:
 -- a family of "Portable and Wearable Computers"--a camera hat, earrings and watch,
 -- a computer which translates sign language into voice display and recognizes speech,
 -- a computer, specifically designed for landscape architects, using the Global Positioning System (GPS) for accurate site information.
 Seven universities were invited to participate in the project. Each of the institutions received $10,000 of Apple equipment, which they will keep, and selected project members were awarded an expenses-paid trip to Apple's corporate headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
 Participating universities included:
 -- University of Toronto
 -- Georgia Institute of Technology
 -- Carnegie Mellon University
 -- Rhode Island School of Design
 -- Cranbrook School of Design
 -- Royal College of Art
 -- New York University
 "The students' ideas show some interesting trends in the design of computers," said S. Joy Mountford, manager of the Human Interface Group, Advanced Technology Group at Apple Computer. "Portable computers and image capture devices were often the basis for the students' designs. Overall, the designs were softer forms than most products on the market today."
 Many of the teams developed realistic industrial design prototypes of their computers. In addition, each team created a 10- minute presentation, using either an Apple Macintosh personal computer, video and/or slides.
 "There is value in sponsoring such an open ended effort because their ideas are so innovative," commented Mountford. "Some of these designs could, in fact, find their ways into our homes and offices in the years to come.
 "This project is invaluable for the students," Mountford added. "But it has also given Apple some excellent feedback about how people want to use computers, and what those computers would look like."
 The project was sponsored by Apple's Human Interface Group -- part of the company's Advanced Technology Group--in collaboration with Apple's Higher Education Marketing, Creative Services and Industrial Design.
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