AUSTRALIAN DESIGN AWARDS

Good Design Australia’s design evaluation criteria has been developed as a
result of academic research into leading international design award programs
from around the world coupled with critical feedback from the design sector,
past judges and industry applicants.

The key design criteria listed are used as an informed guide by the judges to
evaluate each submission in the fairest and most transparent manner possible.

JUDGING CRITERIA - PRODUCT DESIGN

1. Form
Is the design styled to be appealing and desirable for the intended
market?
Is the design visually resolved and does it evoke an emotional
connection with
the user?
Does the form convey the function and use of the product
unambiguously and intuitively?
2. Function
Does the product perform the function it was designed for?
Is the product easy to use and understand?
Has the product been ergonomically designed and does it advance the
user experience?
3. Safety
Does the design protect the  user from harm?
Does the design safeguard against unintentional use?
Does the design comply with all applicable standards and regulations?
4. Sustainability
Has the product been designed for disassembly and recyclability?
Is the product water, material and/or energy efficient in its day-to-day
use?
Is the product manufactured using materials and processes that have
the
least possible impact on the environment?
5. Quality
Has the product been well made and finished?
Does the quality of the product correspond with the desired price
point?
Are the chosen materials and manufacturing techniques appropriate?
6. Commerciality
Does the product represent good value for money at the intended
price point?
Is the design likely to increase the brand value of the company?
Is the design likely to result in a significant return on the investment
made on design?
7. Innovation
Is the design new and original?
Does the design use new materials and technology in a clever way?
Does the design have any world first features?



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Innovation
Is the design new?
Is the design original?
Is the design intelligent?
Does the design have any world-first features?

Visual/Emotional Appeal
Is the design aesthetically pleasing?
Is the design resolved (consider form, colour,
details)?
Is the design emotive?

Functionality
Does the product perform well?
Does the product meet the needs of its user?

Quality and Manufacture
How well has the product been made?
How well has the product been finished?
Is the product durable?
Is the material selection appropriate?

Human Factors: Ergonomics, Semantics and
Safety
Is the product easy to use?
Is the product easy to understand?
Is the product safe?
Does the product comply with all applicable
Standards?

Environmental Sustainability
Is there a need for the product?
Is the product long lasting?
Is the design water, material and/or energy
efficient?
Does the product comply with environmental best
practice?

Presentation/Packaging
Does the product present well at point of sale?
Does the packaging integrate well with the
product?
Is the product well protected?
How well has the design been conveyed?
   
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