The jury of the ZVSHK Product Award 2019
An international jury of experts in the field will judge all entries according to the principles of Design for All. This includes solutions that are attractive and convenient for all generations and may assist clients in old age or with a disability.
The experts in the jury will be assisted by the competency network Design for All – Germany (EDAD) beraten.
The architect and certified DIN CERTCO appraiser is specialised in “Building for Generations”. Through EDAD she spreads her knowledge of architecture and craftsmanship.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Ursula Lehr
Former Vice-president of the German Association of Organisations for Senior Citizens (BAGSO Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Senioren-Organisationen e.V.) and former German Federal Minister.
EIDD – Design for All Europe ambassador, presenting the international network with partners in 23 European countries.
Managing Director of Bürgel GmbH and Vice Director of the Guild for Sanitation, Heating and Air Conditioning in Lower Saxony.
Prof. Frank Georg Zebner
Professor at the Offenbach University of Art and Design, specializing on technology-orientated design. Furthermore he lectures at various international universities in Europe and Asia (e.g. the NTUT National Taipei University of Technology).
For over 40 ears already the architect from „Feddersen Architekten” has been creating inclusive designs for architecture aiming at all generations. With this he ensures possibilities for participation in contemporary living spaces.
President of the Design for All Foundation (Spain) and council member of the International Association for Universal Design (Japan).
With »grauwert – Office for inclusion und demography-safe solutions« the engineer and product designer supports companies with the product development focusing on an accessibility in the sense of Design for All. He is chairman of the competency network »Design for All – Germany e.V.« (EDAD).
Jury and Assessment Criteria
The jury discusses and assesses the nominated products particularly under these aspects. There is no prioritisation within the order of the criteria mentioned below.
overall concept design quality and aesthetics brand equity and branding individuality and grade of innovation user-friendliness and accessibility functionality and utility value sustainability and environmental quality technical quality and function