“The National Design Awards were presented at the White House yesterday to 10 top designers and architects, including the company that developed Photoshop, and a man partly responsible for the iPod,” Jacqueline Trescott reports for The Washington Post. “Laura Bush told the audience in the East Room that it was a day to remember ‘design’s ability to influence the way we live.’”

Trescott reports, “She said the ‘union of form and function has changed the way we peel potatoes and brush our teeth. Your design has made it more fun to go back in time and play oldies on our iPods and to really go back in time by doctoring our photos on Photoshop.’”

“The awards are sponsored by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, a New York arm of the Smithsonian Institution,” Trescott reports.

“Adobe Systems, the creator of Photoshop, Acrobat and Dreamweaver software, received the corporate achievement award,” Trescott reports. “The product design award was given to Jonathan Ive, the senior vice president of industrial design at Apple. Products under his supervision include the iMac, iBook and iPod.”

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