Jury Members and Evaluation

The international jury is composed of experts from their respective fields. Each jury member and its team will review all the entries in their category and select the top shortlisted submissions. The shortlisted submissions will be evaluated by the entire jury to determine the category winner and honourable mentions.

IIID follows the ico-D Best Practice Paper: Serving as a Juror for a Design Award Competition, which was developed as a set of guidelines for professional designers to serve as Jurors in Design Award Competitions in ways that are ethical and respect the integrity of designers, the design process and the value of design.

Submissions to the IIID award will be judged on the following criteria:
1) Quality of the employed problem solving procedure:
- identifying the information needs of users
- making needed information available, accessible, understandable/usable
- assessing the effectiveness s of the provided information, it at all possible
2) Attractiveness and elegance of the designed information

The IIID award will recognize outstanding work done in the field. The breadth of information design has led us to develop 15 categories of awards, focused on specific topic areas. They include:



Focus of the Call for Submissions†

The IIID award will recognize outstanding work done in the field. The breadth of information design has led us to develop 15 categories of awards, focused on specific topic areas. They include:

Information design that makes physical, social and mental well-being possible.

Submissions should focus on money matters including: economics, personal financial management, banking and investments.

Navigation in unfamiliar environments.

Traffic and Public Transport
Ensuring people get where they need to go by foot, underground, bike, car, bus, airplane, boat...

Social Affairs
Projects that make a positive, tangible, impact on a specific population.

Emergency / Safety
Ensuring hazards are properly identified and avoided, and the consequences when they're not.

Corporate Design and Communications
Helping companies/businesses to fully and completely express themselves and what they have to offer.

Projects that focus on educational or instructional information design.

Products and Services
Projects making products and services accessible, understandable and beneficial for the users.

Submission related to media, journalism and writing.

Universal Design
Information design that creates an inclusive environment.

Future Concepts
New and innovative projects. Something that makes us wish we had thought of it first!

Methods and tools for information design.

Focused on the relevance of ecological issues and impact on natural resources as well as "green" design practices for information design.

Student Work
Open to those who are studying to be information designers with no restriction on the theme of the submission.

Special Award for Action on Climate Change

Together with the Bertalanffy Center (BCSSS) a special award is given for actions on climate change supported by excellent, convincing and credible information design works among all submissions independently of the selected category.

Marco Spinelli / Italy

Designer and Lecturer
member of gli additivi/ Lecce

Gli Additivi. We are Andrea Aufieri (journalist), Margherita MacrÏ (editor) and Marco Spinelli (graphic designer). We promote the open data culture. We share a passion for the stories, according to our skills and through the path followed so far: the data, the story, the design. Each of us was an additive for others and together we try to improve the field that we chose by simplyfing most complex things. We were born in 2014 in Italy to discover the consequences of hybridizing our passions. The first step has to do with the Socratic: Visualize, the first laboratory from below, based on data culture. For us, this is an innovative way to help social actors to think about themselves and their interactions. Additives as we facilitate and improve the quality of these processes.

Justyna Kucharczyk / Poland

Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice
PhD, Head of Chair of Visual Communication Designfor Universal Design

Born in Jaworzno, she obtained her diploma at the Faculty of Visual Communication, Faculty of Industrial Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. She is a Professor of Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, works at a design department. She is the Head of Chair of Visual Communication Design. She teaches visual communications and leads the Social Design Studio. She is an expert for the Zamek Cieszyn – institute of culture and member of Design Silesia. Works as a curator of international design conference Agrafa in Katowice. She focuses her work on Visual Information System (VIS) design and identity design. An active participant in conferences, she also conducts workshops and trainings. Some of her VIS designs are: the Faculty of Theology of the University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice Pyrzowice International Airport, Polish National Symphony Orchestra – NOSPR in Katowice, the town of Zawiercie, Solpark in Kleszczów, Park Śląski in Chorzów, building of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice.

Bettina Schulz / Germany

Novum World of Graphic Design
former editor, founder and writer

Bettina Schulz, Bettina Schulz (born 1974 in Munich) has been editor-in-chief of the international journal novum - World of Graphic Design since 2001. She joined the editorial staff of the magazine in 1994.
Mrs Schulz also works as a freelance writer and editor for national and international magazines and for a range of clients in different sectors. Bettina Schulz already serves on a number of design juries (e.g. red dot communication design award, MfG competition of the Bundesverband Druck, Monaco de Luxe Packaging Award, Canon Pro Fashion Award, Adobe Photoshop Award and the twice-yearly diploma awards presentation at the U5 Academy) and is co-founder of the “Creative Paper Conference” in Munich.

Kyoko Kaneda / Japan

Japanese Sign Design Association
Director and Designer

I was born in Hamamatu City, Japan. I studied product and graphic design at Chiba University. After graduated, my career began with the Tokyo Disneyland project as an assistant designer. Currently I run my own design office and serve as a director of the Japan Sign Design Association.
My specialty is the signage design of multiple-complex, commercial and transportation facilities, hotels and museums. I find that the task of signage design is to re-edit intricately intertwined information in an easy-to-understand and beautiful manner. I am also a judge for outdoor advertising awards at Hamamatsu City and landscape awards for Shizuoka pref.

Enrico Bravi / Austria

New Design University St.Pölten
Professor for Graphic and Information Design

Enrico Bravi is a designer and lecturer based in Vienna (Austria). He studied at the ISIA in Urbino (Italy), and earned a Master’s Degree at the Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem (the Netherlands). He has worked in Italy, Austria and the Netherlands and developed skills in various fields of visual communication; working especially for cultural institutions, as well as various organisations and companies. Since 2008 he is lecturer at several Austrian institutions. Between 2008 and 2015 he has been teaching at the FH Joanneum in Graz (BA Informationsdesign); since 2013 he is lecturer at the Vienna University of Technology (Faculty for Architecture and Planning, Institute of Art and Design) in both bachelor and master programme. Since 2015 he is professor for Graphic and Information Design at the NDU (New Design University) in St. Pölten (Lower Austria) where he is also course leader of the Information Design programme. His works have been published and exhibited internationally and have won several awards.

Tatiana Manuiko

Vitebsk Stat University
Senior Lecturer at the faculty of design

Tatiana Manuiko is a lecturer from Vitebsk (Belarus). She graduated from Vitebsk Technological University with a degree in Industrial Design, got a Master´s degree in Technical Aesthetics and Design. She worked in field of industrial and graphic design and has been teaching at the College for Architecture for several years. Since 2016 she has been a senior lecturer at the chair of design at Vitebsk State University named after P.M. Masherov. She was studying the formation of website interfaces in the field of design, culture and arts. The main goal in teaching students is the method of design thinking in creating a hollistic subject-spatial environment. She is a member of the Belarusian union of designers since 2009.

Barbara Abele/ Latvia

Art Academy of Latvia, Riga / Lecturer
Assoc. Professor at the Design Department
MA Programme Functional Design

Professional activities belong also to the Environmental and Fiber Art. As the textile designer she takes part in the artistic, industrial and design projects and seminars in Latvia and abroad. She is the member of the various professional organizations in Latvia- Design Council Ministry of Culture, Latvian Artists Union and Textile Artists Association.
Main teaching goals in AAL is connecting with the challenge how to react to the changing face of de­sign, how to include the social, res­ponsible and sustainable aspects of design in study process, as weil in all co-creations, collaborations and contexts. Part of the time she dedi­cates to the Latvian design promoti­on locally and internationally and exercises the different audiences in design thinking, understanding and usage. Some times she manage to be the freelance.

Yosune Chamizo Alberro / Mexico

Animal Político (independent digital newspaper)
Information Designer

Yosune is information designer at Animal Político (independent digital newspaper) where she has been part of projects such as Killing in Mexico, The Master Scam, The Ghost Companies of Veracruz, NarcoData, Indigenous and Health, SBP: A Hunt for Migrants, among others. She holds a Master‘s Degree in Design, In- formation and Communication in Mexico and other in Graphic Design in Spain.
She has given conferences and workshops to more than 30 civil society organizations and her work has been recognized in other countries such as Latvia, England, Italy, Spain and Brazil.

Rob Waller / UK

IIID President

Rob Waller is an information designer and director of the Simplification Centre - a non-profit organization that promotes the clear communication of complex information.
He has been associated with the creation of an institutional framework for the development of information design, founding Information Design Journal (idj) in 1979, and co-founding the Information Design Association in 1992.

Stefan Hampl / Austria

Sigmund Freud University

Stefan Hampl is vice rector for teaching at Sigmund Freud University (www.sfu.ac.at), deputy head of SFU’s psychology department and delegate of
OePUK—the Austrian Board of Private Universities.
He studied psychology (graduate degree and distinguished doctorate) at the University of Vienna and international business administration (graduate degree) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Stefan Blachfellner / Austria

Managing Director
Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS)

He has broad international experience as an entrepreneur and business consultant and has taught entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity and innovation management, digital business, future studies, and various systems theories at several Universities and in professional management training programs in Europe, China and the USA. From 2016 to 2018 he was appointed as Special Adviser to the European Commissioner for Transport.
His current work is focused on the development of a General Systems Transdiscipline, Systems Design, Systemic Innovation and Impact Assessments to improve methods for addressing complex challenges towards the so called Next Economy (From Heritage to Present Future – Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development)