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Design Competition Theory

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This page includes several articles and papers to have a better understanding on design competitions.

History of Design Awards & Competitions - A Brief introduction & history of design awards and competitions; what is the first design competition organized, how did design competitions changed over the centuries etc. (Theory)

Design Competition Voting System - How to derive real criteria weights for a design competition using the preference ordering votes. (Theory)

Assigning a Quality Score for Design Competitions - What are the core qualities that makes a design competition good, fair and effective. (Theory)

Importance of Design Presentations - Real weights of presentations on the evaluation of submissions during a design competition. (Article)

How to Measure Value of a Design Award - This article explores how a Manual Review for Measuring the Return on Investment (ROI) for Design Competitions could be made. (Article)

Controversies about Design Contests - This articles discusses some of the most controversial issues regarding to design contests. (Notes)

Why a good design award should cover more categories? - This Article discusses why a good design competition should cover more categories based on reach and relevance. (Article)

Why Designers Don't Join Design Awards. (Article)

Issues Regarding Public Voting in Design Competitions - This article discusses pros and cons of public voting schemas used by some design competitions and awards, the methodology used is experimentation, observation, and first-hand experience supported by political science and economics theories. (Theory)

Utilization of Design Award Winner Logos - This article discuss how design award winner logos should be utilized, details and examples are provided. (Best Practices)

Cost of a Design Awards Program Organization - An estimate of the cost of conducting a design awards program may be calculated by assigning costs to the several essential items. (Article)

Coinnovation through Competitions - This article discusses the usage of design competitions and contests as a tool to derive and form co-innovation among designers. (Exploration).

Personas for Support - Creation of a New Persona - This article discusses the usage of personas for support and explains our support persona. (Theory)

Editorial Perspective - Learn what editorial perspective means and how it could be used to improve the textual presentation of an award entry. (Article)

 
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