|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
Is the design styled to be appealing and desirable for the intended
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?
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
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?
Has the product been designed for disassembly and recyclability?
Is the product water, material and/or energy efficient in its day-to-day
Is the product manufactured using materials and processes that have
the least possible impact on the environment?
Has the product been well made and finished?
Does the quality of the product correspond with the desired price
Are the chosen materials and manufacturing techniques appropriate?
Does the product represent good value for money at the intended
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?
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?
were entered for an Australian Design Award
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