2010 Awards Night
What the Judges are looking for
The judges, who will be recognised designers or tutors in each of the categories, will be looking for a clear understanding and focus on the request or problem that is required to be solved. There should be consistency of development throughout the process, arriving at a solution that is appropriate to the situation or user requirements.
The entry should demonstrate that the student has clearly identified the objectives of the project, understood the requirements, considered a variety of solutions, developed some of these in more detail and then selected the most appropriate one for development into the final design.
Please note your submission will be judged against each of the following criteria. If you miss one of the criteria you may damage your chances of being a winner.
Entrant should adhere to the brief provided.
If the brief is not specific the following considerations should be applied.
- The desire, request or issues to be resolved.
- The requirements for a successful resolution
- Any constraints or opportunities that require consideration.
Evidence of appropriate research into:
- The user requirements, ergonomics etc.
- The manufacturing processes, materials, costs etc.
- Region, climate etc if appropriate
- Other recognised designers if appropriate
Thoughts and findings of what direction may be taken to meet the brief.
- analysis of the request/issues and what is required to reach resolution.
- analysis of the end user requirements.
- identification of possible solution options to explore.
It is here that creativity and innovation are first visualised.
- Drawings and or sketches showing development and experimentation of possible ideas for several suitable options or part options, leading to the identification of the final proposal.
- Materials and processes should be considered.
The resolution should be relevant to the brief .
- has the end user been understood?
- is it suitable for the end user?
How well is the process and end result being communicated?
- drawing - sketching, rendering, technical drawing, over or under working, pen or marker work
- general layout - cleanliness, tidiness, spelling, detail, typefaces, colour.