Network: Want a 3D preview of your new kitchen?

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An intriguing program that allows you to see your fitted kitchen before it is built has won the Independent Award for the most innovative use of multimedia in business. On Demand Information, which produced Kitchen Art for the Design Academy, was presented with the award at last week's British Interactive Multimedia Association's annual awards dinner.

Kitchen Art consists of a database of units, tiles, sinks and the like that are stored on a central computer. This is linked by ISDN lines to PC in showrooms. The salesperson can download the elements the customer wants to build up a "virtual" kitchen on screen.

Notting Hill, run by the Independent's founder editor, Andreas Whittam Smith, won the BIMA entertainment award for its Art of Singing CD-Rom.

Other winners are:

Graphics and Animation: Lest we Forget, A History of the Holocaust, Endless.

Sound and music: The 11th Hour, Trilobyte.

User interface: Media Projects' CD-Rom demo Interface, Media Projects International.

Digital video: Portable Credentials Program, Global Beach for Portable Computers.

Packaging: The 11th Hour, Trilobyte.

Interactive displays: On Air, Artec for the Science Museum.

Business (the Donside Awards): The Art of Invention for Christopher Foster and Partners; and Media Projects CD-Rom Demo Interface.

Corporate Web site: Interactive Investors.

Retail: Thomas Cook Travel Box, Mouse Power Multimedia.

Commissioned training: AC Track Circuits, Arenicola Designs, FTF Consultants, Dean Associates for British Rail; and Interactive Medical Education, Bates Healthcom for Kundbeck Pharmaceuticals.

Published Training: Easy Tutor Learn Windows 95, CRT Multimedia.

Children's: The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis, Broderbund Software.

Education: BBC Shakespeare on CD-Rom: Macbeth, Chris Jennings for HarperCollins/BBC Education.

Games: Civilization II, Microprose.

Net Magazine award: Carlingnet, Bates Dorland Interactive and Hercules Communications for Bass Brewers.

Home reference: World War II, First information Group for FlagTower.

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