The German Design Council has revealed the names of the jury members who will be choosing the winners of the German Design Award.
The products will be assessed on the basis of various different criteria such as design quality, degree of innovativeness, brand value, functionality, ergonomics and ecological compatibility. “The kinds of commodities and services that will impress us will have to stand out from the crowd,” explains Roland Heiler, juror at the 2013 Award. “What makes a product or a project worthy of a prize is an impressive overall performance. It will need to meet the German Design Award’s high standards on numerous counts. I am already looking forward to appraising the work submitted.”
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The jury judging the 2013 German Design Award is made up of experts from different disciplines, from business, science and the design industry to cover the ten competition categories.
Andrej Kupetz, General Manager of the German Design Council comments: “Now that we have put in place new categories for the competition it makes sense to put together a new jury. For us, the challenge in implementing the new procedure was to appoint a qualified sub-jury for every category, but one that also manifested the necessary expertise for handling the other areas of the competition. We have now achieved this. We have been able to recruit outstanding design experts to the office of juror and are already very excited about the outcome of the jury conference.”
The next step in the competition will be to judge the nominees in August. The finalists for the newcomer prize will be announced in September and in November the German Design Council will be publishing the recipients of the “Winner”, “Gold” and “Personality” awards.
The jury members for the 2013 German Design Award are (in alphabetical order):
Johannes Barckmann, EDAG GmbH & Co. KGaA
Lars Uwe Bleher, Atelier Markgraph GmbH, Hochschule Darmstadt
Martin Esser, people interactive GmbH
Prof. Oliver Grabes, Braun GmbH, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Roland Heiler, Porsche Design GmbH
Bernhard Heitz, Busch-Jaeger Elektro GmbH
Nicole Huffer, SimonsVoss Technologies GmbH
Dr. Annemarie Jaeggi, Bauhaus Archiv Museum für Gestaltung
Freddy Justen, D'ART DESIGNGRUPPE GmbH
Daniel Knies, LSG Sky Chefs Catering Logistics GmbH
Susanne Lengyel, VDID Verband Deutscher Industrie Designer e.V.
Prof. Hansjerg Maier-Aichen, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe
Nils Holger Moormann, Nils Holger Moormann GmbH
Nicolette Naumann, Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Prof. Peter Naumann, Hochschule München
Silvia Olp, Burkhardt Leitner constructiv GmbH & Co. KG
Burkhard Remmers, Wilkhahn Wilkening + Hahne GmbH + Co. KG
Prof. Mike Richter, Hochschule Darmstadt
Andreas Rotzler, Interbrand AG
Henrik Rutenberg, Loewe GmbH
Prof. Anette Scholz, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
Tom Schönherr, Phoenix Design GmbH + Co. KG
Caroline Seifert, Deutsche Telekom AG
Nicole Srock-Stanley, dan pearlman markenarchitektur gmbh
Olaf Stein, Factor Design AG
Robert Suk, Rosenthal GmbH
Frank Wache, JUNO GmbH & Co. KG
Prof. Frank Georg Zebner, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach
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