IDSA Reveals its 2011 International Design Excellence Awards Jury

IDSA Reveals its 2011 International Design Excellence Awards Jury

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has assembled this year's International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) jury to choose the IDEA 2011 honorees. The jury is made up of 18 international design experts coming from design consultancies, corporations and universities.

The jury members include:

Chair: Davin Stowell, founder and CEO, Smart Design
Isabel Ancona, user experience consultant
Anton Andrews, director, IEB design strategic experiences, Microsoft
Jonah Becker, principal, One & Co.
Michelle Berryman, founding principal, Echo Visualization LLC
Sean Carney, group director of consumer design and experience, Hewlett-Packard
Maaike Evers, co-founder, Design Studio Mike and Maaike
Lance Hussey, vice president and creative director, RKS Design
Shaun Jackson, professor, University of Michigan
Sandrine Lebas, senior lead designer, Lunar Design
Sam Lucente, designer
Ed Mangum, industrial designer, Astro Studios
Rhys Newman, head of advanced projects at Nokia, Nokia Insight and Innovation
Thomas Overthun, associate partner and practice director, IDEO
Stefan Pannenbecker, design director, Nokia
Philip Swift, director of industrial design - North America, Crown Equipment Corp.
Duncan Trevor-Wilson, global design manager for emerging markets, GE Healthcare in Shanghai
Morten Warren, founder and principal creative, Native Design Ltd.

"Because design has become a more strategic tool for business, IDEA stands out as an awards program that digs deeper to recognize the real benefits of design. The awards strive to single out designs that make a difference for the people who use them and for the companies that produce them, and most importantly, that make the world a better place to live in," said IDEA Chair Davin Stowell, founder and CEO of Smart Design. "I'm honored to chair such an important awards program; having participated in it for nearly 30 years, I know how important it is for every designer submitting to feel their design will be looked at carefully and be given a fair shake."

"IDEA is one of the premier industrial design awards program in the world," said IDEA Juror Michelle Berryman, founding principal of Echo Visualization LLC. "It has achieved this status over the years due to the high quality of the entries, the rigor of the jury process and the objectivity of IDSA as the program sponsor. It's a serious award and it is conducted professionally, honorably and ethically-and the design and business communities know this."