The jury is the core of the UX Design Awards. The independent experts’ many years of experience guarantee the highest quality of the competition.
The International Design Center Berlin appoints jury members according to their experience, knowledge, and expertise in different areas of design and user experience. The judges’ diverse backgrounds ensure a balanced evaluation of all submissions.
All jury decisions are made by majority vote – independent of the organizers. Jury members commit themselves to an impartial evaluation and are bound by confidentiality. They are excluded from voting on any project in which they, or their respective organizations, are directly or indirectly involved. Furthermore, judges are appointed for a maximum of two tenures, and chairpersons of the jury for a maximum of four terms.
Each entry is evaluated in a multi-stage procedure. First, the jurors decide which projects are nominated to compete in the Awards. In the second stage, teams of judges subject all nominated entries to a detailed review, and shortlist finalists to enter the jury session. In the final jury session – after extensive deliberations – all judges choose the Gold Award and Award winners, as well as the recipients of a special mention.