GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2017 Participation

Outline

Organizer and supporters

Organizer:Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP)
Auspices(TBD):Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Small and Medium Enterprise Agency / Tokyo Metropolitan Government / Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) / ASEAN-Japan Center / Nikkei Inc. / The Yomiuri Shimbun / NHK

Schedule and Fees

Schedule

The annual schedule of the Good Design Awards is provided below.

April 5 (Wed)
Open to call for entry
May 31 (Wed)
Deadline for entry registration
June 7 (Wed)
Deadline for submittal of Application Confirmation Form
June 8 (Thu) - 28 (Wed)
First screening period
June 20 (Tue)
Deadline for payment of first screening fee
June 29 (Thu)
Notification of first screening results
June 29 (Thu) - July 6 (Wed)
Registration of information for the second screening
July 7 (Fri) - September 5 (Tue)
Second screening period
August 1 (Tue) - 3 (Thu)
Japan: Second screening and screening of actual entries
(venue: Tokyo Big Sight)
mid-August
Taiwan: Second screening and screening of actual entries
(venue: to be advised)
August 8 (Tue) - 9 (Wed)
Korea: Second screening and screening of actual entries
(venue: Korea Design Center)
mid-August
Hong Kong (China): Second screening and screening of actual entries
(venue: to be advised)
August 24 (Thu)
Deadline for payment of second screening fee
September 6 (Wed)
Notification of second screening results
September 6 (Wed) - 13 (Wed)
Registration of information for the Good Design Award and Exhibition
September 13 (Wed)
Deadline for submittal of Letter of Consent
October 4 (Wed)
Announcement of award winners
October 4 (Wed) - Nov 5 (Sun)
Good Design Award PR period
October 20 (Fri)
Deadline for payment of exhibition fee and Yearbook publication fee
November 1 (Wed) - 5 (Sun)
Good Design Exhibition 2017 (G Exhibition) (venues: Tokyo Midtown, etc.)
November 1 (Wed)
Good Design Award Ceremony, Selection of the Grand Award winner (venue: GRAND HYATT TOKYO)
December
Good Design Special Awards Ceremony (venue: International House of Japan)
March 2018
Yearbook publication

Fees

All amounts include taxes. Each amount indicates the amount per screened item.

SubjectRequired/
Optional
ItemAmountPayment
deadline
Withdrawal
deadline
All subject
entries
RequiredFirst screening fee10,800 yenEntries from Japan:
July 10 (Mon)
Entries from overseas:
June 20 (Tue)
June 7 (Wed)
Entries
eligible
for second
screening
RequiredSecond screening fee57,240 yenAugust 24 (Thu)July 6 (Thu)
OptionalScreening fee for
undisclosed subject
entries
102,600 yen
Additional
exhibition space
17,280 yen
(per section)
Display table6,480 yen
(per sq. m.)
Electrical
construction
and usage fees
Actual cost
(only for entries
requiring power
supply)
Other options
(panel stands, etc.)
To be specified
separately
On-Site screening feeActual cost(travel expenses
to venue)
To be specified
separately
-
All award
winning
objects
RequiredAward ceremony
exhibition fee
(basic exhibition fee)
124,200 yen October 20 (Fri) September 13
(Wed)
Yearbook
publication fee
32,400 yen
OptionalOptional award
exhibition fee
Actual cost
as needed

Note: Rough estimate of costs from entry to winning award:
First screening fee (10,800 yen) + second screening fee (57,240 yen) + award ceremony exhibition fee (124,200 yen) + yearbook publication fee (32,400 yen) = Total (224,640 yen)

Types of awards

The Good Design Award consists of the Good Design Award together with the Good Design Grand Award, Good Design Gold Award, and Good Design Special Awards selected from all award winning objects.
The Good Design Award is presented to entries recognized as excellent designs from among all screened items, and then 100 winners with superior designs are chosen as the Good Design Best 100.
Next, the Judging Committee chooses winners of the Good Design Gold Award and Good Design Special Awards as well as candidates for the Good Design Grand Award from the Good Design Best 100.
The winner of the Good Design Grand Award is chosen from the candidates for that award by the judges, Good Design award winners, and others.

See here for details of the types of awards.

Category for Entry

Concept of entry categories

With the advancement of an information-technology society, many subjects of design are shifting toward comprehensive total design that includes not just practical, tangible form but also a wide range of systems, structures, and other intangibles for maintaining various relations. As a result, it is expected that for numerous entries it will be difficult to choose a single category for entry.
In screening of the Good Design Award, the entry category is considered a statement by the applicant regarding the point of view from which the subject entry should be judged. Accordingly, applicants are requested to choose entry categories reflecting the perspectives that they would like to stress most for their entries.
However, during the screening process an entry may be judged as part of a unit that differs from the chosen category, as deemed appropriate by the Judging Committee.

Classification of category for entry

Category for entry consists of the matrix, the "user by which the subject is used (user)" and the "main functionality of the subject (layer)".

User

Expected users are classified into two as follows:

For individuals and the public
For professionals

Layer

Subject entries are classified into five "layers" based on the major morphological characteristics that the design of the subjects could have.

Tangible1. ProductAn item that has form
2. SpaceA space consisting of various elements that have form
Intangible3. MediaA medium for communication that does not have form
4. SystemAn item in which multiple elements are systematically configured to achieve objectives in a comprehensive manner
5. ActivityA general term for various efforts to achieve a specific objective

List of Category for Entry

See here for the specific subjects of each category.

  A. For individuals
and the public
B. For
professionals
Tangible 1.
Product
Product to
be put on
a daily basis
A1-01 Personal
accessories
B1-01 Accessories for
commercial use
Product
for writing
/producing
A1-02 Stationery B1-02 Office supplies
and tools
  B1-03 Agricultural tools
and equipment
B1-04 Equipment and
facilities for
production and
manufacturing
B1-05 Materials, parts,
production/
development/
manufacturing
technology,
and manufacturing
methods
Product for
cooking
A1-06 Kitchen utensils B1-06 Kitchen equipment
for commercial use
Product for
learning/
studying
A1-07 Educational
materials
and tools
B1-07 Equipment and
facilities for research,
development,
and experiments
Medical/
health/
beauty
product
A1-08 Sanitary/Beauty/
Health goods
and medical
equipment
for home
B1-08 Medical equipment
and facilities
Household
goods
A1-09 Household goods and
daily necessities
 
A1-10 Electrical appliances
for daily life
Hobby
product/
sporting
goods
A1-11 Sporting, outdoor/
leisure, hobbies and
gardening goods
Audio/
broadcast
equipment
A1-12 Sound and
video equipment
B1-12 Broadcast and
sound equipment
for commercial use
Information
device
A1-13 Electrical
communication
appliances and
communication
equipment for public
B1-13 Communication
equipment for
commercial use
Transportation
equipment/
facilities
A1-14 Transportation
equipment and
facilities
B1-14 Transportation
equipment and
facilities for
commercial use
Product for
commercial
transaction
A1-15 Furniture for shop
and sales
B1-15 Shop furniture for
commercial use
and equipment for
business transactions
Equipment/
facilities for
public space
A1-16 Equipment for public
facilities and
furniture for public
B1-16 Public equipment
and facilities
for commercial use
Furniture A1-17 Furniture for daily
life and lighting
appliances for home
B1-17 Office furniture
and lighting
equipment for
commercial use
Building
facilities
A1-18 Fixtures for housing B1-18 Fixture for
business space
2.
Space
Interior A2-01 Interior design
for shop and
public space
B2-01 Space and interior
for business use
Housing A2-02
-01
prefabricated housing  
A2-02
-02
personal residence/
interior
A2-02
-03
apartment house
A2-02
-04
other housing and
living space
Facility A2-03 Architecture and
facilities for public
B2-03 Architecture and
facilities for
commercial use
Civil
engineering
/zone
A2-04 Block and community
development
B2-04 Civil engineering
structures
Construction
methods
A2-05 Construction
methods
for housing
B2-05 Construction methods
for industry
and public
Intangible 3.
Media
Content A3-01 Publicity,
advertisement
and media contents
B3-01 Media and contents
for commercial use,
branding, and CI
Food
products/
Packaging
A3-02 Food products
and packaging
B3-02 Packaging for
commercial use
4.
System
Software/
service/
system
A4-01 Software, services,
and systems/
interfaces
B4-01 Software/Services/
Systems for
commercial use
and interface of
commercial-use equipment
Platform A4-02 Social platforms B4-02 Social infrastructure
systems and
infrastructure
Business
model
  B4-03 Business models
5.
Activity
Approach A5-01 Education/
Promotion/
Support methods
B5-01 Research and
development methods
Social
capital
A5-02 Awareness
improvement
for individuals
and public
B5-02 Awareness
improvement
and management
methods for industry
A5-03 Regional/
Community
development
and social
contribution
activities
B5-03 Social contributions
for industry

Info to be Filled In

Below is a complete list of the information required to be filled in at the time of application on the "entry site". An Excel version is also available for download from the following link:

*Required.
(REL) Released.

1. Basic Information

1-1. Entry information

The most basic information about the entry to be filled in.

  • Category of the entry (REL) *
    Choose one from: Category for Entry
    * Please be advised that the category of the entry might be changed according to the decision by jury.
  • General name of the entry (what the entry is, e.g. watch, chair, Notebook PC, etc.) *(REL, within 50 letters)
  • Brand name of the entry * (REL, within 150 letters)
  • Principal implementing business (Name of company or individual who has responsibility in applying the entry.) * (REL, within 100 letters)

1-2. Designer information

Enter the names of people in the three roles of design production, direction, and design work itself.
(e.g. Taro Nihon, Jiro Nihon, Product design div./Saburo Nihon, Product planning div., JDP Co., Ltd. + Kate Smith, Dogu Design) Please fill in at least once section.

  • Producer * (REL, within 200 letters)
  • Design Director * (REL, within 200 letters)
  • Designer * (REL, within 200 letters)

1-3. Specifications

  • Dimension, Weight, Floor space or Capacity, etc. (REL) *
    Please specify the features of the entry such as dimension, weight of the entry, floor space required to place the entry, or capacity. (With 300 letters)
  • Market release/launch/opening date (REL) *
  • Sales area or construction site (REL)
  • Retail price or total project cost (REL if it is retail price) *
  • URL of the entry's information (REL)

1-4. Images/ Detail material/ Data

Image for screening:
Click the thumbnail image to view original size image.
Images must be at least 500X350 pixels or larger, either square or rectangular in JPEG format (RGB)
Each image and PDF files can be up to 1MB.
Filename of image should be in half-width alphanumeric, with extension ('.jpg' '.pdf').

  • Photo1: Main picture (JPEG format) *
  • Photo2: Picture describes its usage (JPEG format)
  • Photo3: Picture describes its focal point of the design (JPEG format)
  • Supplemental material: other necessary pictures or data (JPEG format or PDF file)

Image for publication:
They can be uploaded/modified after the result notification of 2nd screening.
We might have photo shoot of some awarded items for yearbook use. If we need to borrow your awarded item, we will contact you at the beginning of Nov.
Please understand that we might retouch/modify/trim the image to meet the whole tone and layout of exhibitions and publications.
The image to be provided should be in JPEG format (RGB), 350dpi (either vertical/portrait is OK, longest side should be around 190mm).
The image to be released on "Online Gallery" website will be 880 pixels width and 880 pixels height at maximum and the resolution will be resized to 72 dpi.

  • Image 1 for YEARBOOK and Official Website (JPEG format, REL) *
  • Image 2 for Official Website (JPEG format, REL)
  • Image 3 for Official Website (JPEG format, REL)
  • Portrait of Designer (JPEG format, REL)

2. Information for screening

2-1 Outline of the entry

Explain the outline of the entry briefly (REL, within 600 letters)*

The most remarkable points for the G Mark judgment (within 800 letters)*
Please elaborate the notable features to the G Mark jury.

The reason/background the design was invented (REL, with 800 letters)*
Please describe the social background, market trend or any reason to devise the design.

The intention of the designer (REL, within 800 letters)*
Please describe the specific thought of the designer such as efforts to devise, goal to achieve or a will for the future.

Express the feature of the design in a word (REL, within 100 letters)*
Please express the characteristic of your design in a word. Design concept or any key word is appreciated.

2-2 The supplementary information of the entry

Any improved features, difference between the competitors or similar products (within 800 letters)
In the case the entry is updated model of the existing products, please elaborate the remarkable points of the improvement. If there are competitors or similar products already in the market, please describe the differencefrom them.

Any track records or other features (within 800 letters)
Describe the track record of the entry such as sales record, activity history, duration of the production or any other features which are not mentioned yet.

3. Management Information

3-1. Intellectual property / related laws / relation between previous Good Design Award winners

  • About Intellectual Property and Related Law
    - Registration no. of industrial property right (e.g. patent, deign registration) or application no. in Japan (Within 200 letters)
    - Name of the requisite law to comply with for selling in Japanese market (Within 200 letters)
    - Name of the company bears responsibility in manufacturing for distribution of the entry (Within 200 letters)
  • Relation between Your Previous Good Design Awards
    - Relation between your previous Good Design Award winners, if any (e.g. award number, within 200 letters)

3-2. Information to be released

  • The date of release of award information *
    The information of awarded items will be released on our website and press announcement as of Wednesday, October 4.
    - Release on October 4 / Do not release on October 4
    In case you would like to withhold the release, please specify the date. The date must be before Nov 1, 2017. If you do not fill in specific "Information release date", we will release your information from Nov 1, 2017.
  • Creative Commons *
    JDP will release the part of your product information under the condition of 'Attribution- No Derivative Works'based on Creative Commons rules. - Please check either "Approve" or "Do not approve" it.
  • Marketing Information
    - Where the users can purchase or find the awarded item, representative location (REL, within 100 letters)
    - Title and URL of the location (REL, within 100 letters for title and 160 letters for URL)
  • Bar code number such as EAN,UPC or JAN code, etc.
    - EAN,UPC or JAN code (REL, within 1000 letters)

Judging Committee

Chairman

Kazufumi Nagai
Creative Director

Vice Chairman

Fumie Shibata
Product Designer

Jury Members

U.L.: Uniit Leader   F.I.D.: Focused Issues Directors

UNIT 01 : Daily Use Product (Small Articles)

A1-01 Personal accessories / A1-02 Stationery / A1-07 Educational materials and tools

Keita SuzukiU.L.
Industrial Designer
Yoko Ando
Textile Coordinator / Designer
Yuma Harada
Art Director / Designer
Hideo Yamamoto
Product Designer
Jung-Ya Hsieh
Inventor
UNIT 02 : Daily Use Product (Hobby, Healthcare)

A1-08 Sanitary/Beauty/Health goods and medical equipment for home, A1-11 Sporting, outdoor/leisure, hobbies and gardening goods

Mikiya KobayashiU.L.
Designer / Creative Director
Noriko Kawakami
Journalist
Jin Kuramoto
Product Designer
Tsuyoshi Matsuyama
Corporate Manager
Carl Liu
Industrial Designer
UNIT 03 : Daily Use Product (Household goods)

A1-09 Household goods and daily necessities

Teruhiro YanagiharaU.L.
Designer
Minako Ikeda
Editor
Hiroko Matsumoto
Product Designer
Kazushige Miyake
Designer
Hui Ming Tong
Product Design Resercher
UNIT 04 : Daily Use Product (Kitchen, Home appliance)

A1-06 Kitchen utensils / A1-10 Electrical appliances for daily life

Sosuke NakaboU.L.
Product Designer
Miyuki Tamai
CMF Designer
Mitsuhiro Miyazaki
Art Director
Hiroaki Watanabe
Industrial Designer
Juhyun Eune
Media Designer
UNIT 05 : Information device

A1-12 Sound and video equipment / A1-13 Electrical communication appliances and communication equipment for public / B1-12 Broadcast and sound equipment for commercial use / B1-13 Communication equipment for commercial use

Hisato OgataU.L.
Design Engineer
Tetsu Kataoka
Product Designer
Ricca Tezuchi
Product Designer
Nobuyuki Hayashi
Journalist / Consultant
Byung-wook Chin
Industrial Designer
UNIT 06 : Furnitures, Housing facility

A1-17 Furniture for daily life and lighting appliances for home / A1-18 Fixtures for housing

Koichi SuzunoU.L.
Architect
Ryutaro YoshidaF.I.D.
Interior Product Producer
Noriko Hashida
Product Designer
Kenya Hara
Designer
Taiji Fujimori
Designer
Puvanai Dardarananda
Industrial Designer
UNIT 07 : Mobility

A1-14 Transportation equipment and facilities / B1-14 Transportation equipment and facilities for commercial use

Eiji HatoU.L.
Urban Research Engineer
Shunsuke Aoki
Robot Creator
Yoshiharu Sugawara
Designer
Masayuki Moriguchi
Mobility Journalist
UNIT 08 : Medical/Industrial Product

B1-01 Accessories for commercial use / B1-02 Office supplies and tools / B1-03 Agricultural tools and equipment / B1-04Equipment and facilities for production and manufacturing / B1-05 Materials, parts, production/ development/ manufacturing technology, and manufacturing methods / B1-07 Equipment and facilities for research, development, and experiments / B1-08 Medical equipment and facilities

Manabu TagoU.L.
Art Director / Designer
Takashi Ashitomi
Product Designer
Takashi Shigeno
Product Designer
Tamotsu Murakami
Design Engineering Researcher
UNIT 09 : Store/Public Product

A1-15 Furniture for shop and sales / B1-06 Kitchen equipment for commercial use / B1-15 Shop furniture for commercial use and equipment for business transactions / B1-16 Public equipment and facilities for commercial use / B1-17 Office furniture and lighting equipment for commercial use / B1-18 Fixture for business space

Hisae IgarashiU.L.
Interior Designer
Shigenori Asakura
Industrial Designer
Macky KATO
Ergonomics Researcher
Mitsunobu Hozumi
Product Designer
UNIT 10-11 : Housing

A2-02-01 prefabricated housing, A2-02-02 personal residence/ interior, A2-02-03 apartment house ,A2-02-04 other housing and living space, A2-05 Construction methods for housing

UNIT 10 (Housing, Small apartment house, Construction method for housing)

Yui TezukaU.L.
Architect
Manabu Chiba
Architect
Mari Tochizawa
Architect
Gary Chang
Architectural and Interior Designer
Shu-Chang Kung
Architect

UNIT 11 (Middle or large apartment house)

Satoko ShinoharaU.L.
Architect
Toshiharu Naka
Architect
Osamu Nishida
Architect
UNIT 12 : Commercial/Public Architecture, Construction Method

A2-01 Interior design for shop and public space / A2-03 Architecture and facilities for public / A2-04 Block and community development / B2-01 Space and interior for business use / B2-03 Architecture and facilities for commercial use / B2-04 Civil engineering structures / B2-05 Construction methods for industry and public

Taro IgarashiU.L.
Architectural Critic
Yoshihide Asako
Architect / Designer
Masamichi Toyama
CEO
Yuji Hoshino
Engineer Architect
Koichi Yasuda
Architect
UNIT 13 : Media, Package

A3-01 Publicity, advertisement and media contents / A3-02 Food products and packaging / B3-01 Media and contents for commercial use, branding, and CI / B3-02 Packaging for commercial use

Seiichi SaitoU.L.
Creative/Technical Director
Maholo UchidaF.I.D.
Curator
Mamoru Kano
Art Director
Shogo Kishino
Art Director / Graphic Designer
Katsuo Mizuguchi
Art Director
Aaron Nieh
Graphic Designer
UNIT 14 : BtoC/Public Software, System and Service

A4-01 Software, services, and systems/interfaces / A4-02 Social platforms

Makoto OkamotoU.L.
Interaction Design Resercher
Keiichiro FujisakiF.I.D.
Design Critique
Dominique ChenF.I.D.
Information Studies Researcher
Nanako Ishido
Digital Ehon Artist
Takayuki Fukatsu
Interaction Designer
UNIT 15 : BtoB Software, System and Service

B4-01 Software/Services/Systems for commercial use and interface of commercial-use equipment / B4-02 Social infrastructure systems and infrastructure / B4-03 Business models / B5-01 Research and development methods / B5-02 Awareness improvement and management methods for industry / B5-03 Social contributions for industry

Naoko HirotaU.L.
Design Director
Kazuhiro AoyamaF.I.D.
Doctor of Engineering
Chiaki HayashiF.I.D.
Project Manager
Shigeru Kobayashi
Innovation Management Researcher
Kenta Nakamura
Businessman / Editor
UNIT 16 : BtoC/Public Project

A5-01 Education/Promotion/Support methods / A5-02 Awareness improvement for individuals and public / A5-03 Regional/Community development and social contribution activities

Soichi UedaU.L.
Creative Director
Kaori ItoF.I.D.
Urbanism Researcher
Toru IwasaF.I.D.
Creative Director
Susumu Namikawa
Creative Director
Ryo Yamazaki
Community Designer
UNIT 17 (Korea)
Ricca TezuchiU.L.
Product Designer
Juhyun Eune
Media Designer
Byung-wook Chin
Industrial Designer
Mitsuhiro Miyazaki
Art Director
UNIT 18 (Taiwan)
Manabu ChibaU.L.
Architect
Kazushige Miyake
Designer
Aaron Nieh
Graphic Designer
Jung-Ya Hsieh
Inventor
Shu-Chang Kung
Architect
UNIT 19 (China, Hong Kong)
Shigenori AsakuraU.L.
Industrial Designer
Jin Kuramoto
Product Designer
Dominique Chen
Information Studies Researcher
Carl Liu
Industrial Designer
Gary Chang
Architectural and Interior Designer
Hui Ming Tong
Product Design Resercher
UNIT 20:International collaboration (Thailand, India, Singapore)
Ricca Tezuchi
Product Designer
Yuma Harada
Art Director / Designer

Policy and Method of Screening

The Good Design Award considers design to be the act of thinking chiefly about human beings at all times, identifying goals, and planning and realizing those goals. Accordingly, screening of the Good Design Award is conducted by asking about past developments, such as the backgrounds and processes of entry designs, observing the actual entry in person, and asking whether the design can be expected to enrich live and society from the perspective of the near future.
See "How We Think About Design" concerning the Good Design Award’s thinking on design.

Screening perspectives

Screening of the Good Design Award stresses whether a subject entry design can be expected to serve as a positive model in the society of the future. For this reason, screening is based on comprehensive, balanced judgment from the following viewpoints of whether the subject entry represents a good design based on multifaceted thinking from a wide range of perspectives.

Human perspective

  • Whether due considerations, including usability, understandability, and friendliness, etc., are given to users
  • Whether various considerations, including safety, security, environment, physically weak persons, etc., are given to maintain the credibility
  • Whether the design gains sympathy of users
  • Whether the design has attractiveness and induces users’ creativity

Industrial perspective

  • Whether issues are skillfully solved by using new technology and materials or through creativity
  • Whether the item is reasonably designed or planned with appropriate technology, method, and quality
  • Whether the item contributes to the creation of new industry or business

Social perspective

  • Whether the item contributes to the creation of new culture, such as a new method, lifestyle, communication, etc.
  • Whether the item contributes to the realization of the sustainable society
  • Whether the item suggests new value, such as a new method, concept, style, etc. to society

Time perspective

  • Whether the item puts past contexts and accumulated achievements to propose new value.
  • Whether the item proposes a highly sustainable solution from medium- and long-term perspectives.
  • Whether the item represents continual improvements in accordance with the times.

Focused issues

Screening of the Good Design Award looks in depth at the meaning and value of entry designs, while considering as key points of evaluation the relationship between the design and various social problems. At the same time as screening of entries, the judges try to identify issues and possibilities related to the society of the future. "Focused issues" are important areas that designs should address for this purpose.
During screening of the Good Design Award, a special team (the Focused issues Directors) is formed to discuss these issues, subject entries are observed and discussed across screening units with regards to their possibilities in the future society and the roles of design. After the screening, each Focused issues Director make a remark about their findings of future possibilities.

2017 Focused Issue Directors

Issues : Directors
Establishment of Convivial SocietyKaori Ito
Development of Social Infrastructure    Dominique Chen
Cultivation of Local CommunityToru Iwasa
Guarantee of SecurityKazuhiro Aoyama
Progress of General LearningKeiichiro Fujisaki
Reformation of Work styleChiaki Hayashi
Rediscovery of LifestyleRyutaro Yoshida
Evolution of Advanced TechnologyMaholo Uchida

2016 Focused Issues and message
2015 Focused Issues and message

Screening process

The screening for the Good Design Award is conducted through various processes. Regarding these processes, we release the "Judges' Tutorial Book" which is distributed to the judges for the purpose of increasing the credibility of the screening. Please refer to the item below.