|TDC Annual Awards 2002, Interactive Design Prize : Norio Nakamura|
|2002 Award Winners
|"UGOKU(animated) -ID" on mobile phone
The "Animated ID" started out in the year 2000 as a very simple idea: Wouldn't it be interesting if you could animate your name on your cell phone screen? I developed this project together with Masahiko Sato. The users enter their names, send it to the provider and it send back animated versions of their names. But even with cell phones, which were supposed to be the latest medium on the market, what we could do was very limited.
Born in Kawasaki city in 1967. Graduated from Art faculty at Nippon University, worked at Sony Music Entertainment. Became a freelance in 1997. His major past projects include Play Station software "I.Q." and "I.Q.Final" ("KURUSHI" for abroad), planning art direction for "Poke-tan (Pocket-size English words book)", the cover of "Kokoku Hihyo (Monthly Advertisement Comment Magazine)" in 1999, a toy "Pon-chiki", and graphic works for Meiwa Denki.