Recognising excellence in design

Ergonomics Design Award

The Ergonomics Design Award

The only award to recognise excellence in the application of ergonomics to design. If you've developed a transport solution, building, workplace, product, equipment or software which has included ergonomics input in the development and hence offers outstanding usability, then why not submit an entry to showcase your innovative thinking, your design skills and above all, your ergonomics insight?

What is ergonomics design?

Ergonomics design is a user-centred approach where the intended users are considered and consulted throughout the design process. The users’ needs and requirements are investigated at the start and their input is sought to generate ideas, to judge concepts and to test prototypes and finished products. Read more.

Who can apply?

Entry is open to any individual, team or group of ergonomists, designers or engineers who can demonstrate the application of ergonomics to the highest standard in user experience, product design or a workplace.

What do you need to prove?

The application of ergonomics must result in significant benefit for the intended users. This could be in terms of communication, control, comfort or safety for example. Claims must be backed up and show that the submission is functional and usable.

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Design is really an act of communication, which means having a deep understanding of the person with whom the designer is communicating.

Donald A Norman - The Design of Everyday Things

Past winners

The quality of entries is high and the range crosses every sector.
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Meet the judges

In 2015 a first class line up of top ergonomists and designers assessed the entries.

Marion Gillet

Marion Gillet

Design Council
Jasper Holmes

Jasper Holmes

RICA
Chris Ramsden

Chris Ramsden

Chartered Society of Designers
Martin Bontoft

Martin Bontoft

Team Consulting Ltd
John Wood

John Wood

CCD Design & Ergonomics
Tom Stewart

Tom Stewart

System Concepts
Marion Gillet

Marion Gillet

Design Council
Jasper Holmes

Jasper Holmes

RICA
Chris Ramsden

Chris Ramsden

Chartered Society of Designers
Martin Bontoft

Martin Bontoft

Team Consulting Ltd
John Wood

John Wood

CCD Design & Ergonomics
Tom Stewart

Tom Stewart

System Concepts

Award sponsors

CCD

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Ergonomics expertise

If you're looking for ergonomics expertise for your project, the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors has the people you need. Contact us or visit our website to find out more.