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The 2017 Award

Eu-Design is an award given to products, services and digital artifacts, presented by designers or manufacturers, which denote a particular attention towards the issues of ergonomics, usability, user experience and innovation, i.e. an attention that allows the creation of “human scale” artifacts.

The categories of the EU-Design Award are:

PRODUCT:this category includes “home, office and community furnishing and accessories, light fixtures, bathroom fixtures and accessories, kitchen equipment and supplies, televisions, telephones, hi-fi, fixed and mobile telephony, computers, tablets, MP3 players, home automation control systems, outdoor furniture, gardening equipment, street furniture and lighting. Sports clothing and equipment. Industrial machinery & components, working tools and equipment, for communities, medical and health care accessories & equipment. Individual and collective means for air, maritime, land and work mobility. Games and child care articles, prosthesis and tools for the elderly, jewelry, food design”. (Source: ADI Design Index)

DIGITAL ARTIFACT: this category includes all devices with digital interfaces such as: smartphones, computers, tablets, MP3 players, home automation control systems, mobile devices, video games, web sites and portals, social networks, softwares, APPs, management systems; interactive games (eg. interactive dolls)

SERVICE: this category includes all facilities designed, created and delivered according to the principles of user-centered design, with special attention to services that are innovative, linked to the territory and with a bottom-up approach, such as: information systems, public utilities, tourism services, local development services (eg. the Fablabs that can be found all over Italy, car and bike sharing, etc.)

Candidates for the Eu-Design Award 2017 will be evaluated by a panel of experts who will select the winners.

The selection criteria will take into account the sensitivity of the company or of the designer on the use of tools and methods of ergonomics, including including users involvement in the design process, usability tests and/or tests with real users done on the product, digital artifact or service.

The winners will be involved in an event that will be held in the Autumn of 2017. The winners will have the opportunity to showcase their products in an exhibition space and describe it to the public during an event organized from Eu -Design staff. During the event, you will be awarded prizes.