Contemporary Good Design Award 2023 丨 The international jury is fully announced!



The Contemporary Good Design Award 2023—an international design award organized by Red Dot—nowhas moved to the latecomer registration phase.


The latecomer registration will be closed on September 19.

The judging process of the Contemporary Good Design Award in previous years was the sole responsibility of Red Dot, and the jury comprises senior jurors for the Red Dot Award. The international and diversified jury enhances the international perspective and on-the-ground practical execution of the final review results. Red Dot ensures the fairness, impartiality, professionalism, and authority of the Contemporary Good Design Award with over 60 years of professional review experience.

Picture | On-site review in previous years

The international jury for the Contemporary Good Design Award 2023 will be composed of 12 authorities including senior design professionals, design media professionals and design school professors from different countries and regions around the world. They will judge the entries from nine dimensions, including innovative performance, function, integration of product with peripheral systems, product durability, formal quality, and self-explanatory quality, enhancing the international perspective and on-the-ground practical execution of the final results.

       「12 jurors of the international jury」

Prof. Jun Cai



Jun Cai is a professor at the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University and the Director of the Design Management Research Lab, Arts & Science Research Center, Tsinghua University. He is also an external reviewer for the National University of Singapore and the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Professor Cai has focused on design research. Through exploration of design-driven business innovation and leading design, he once served as a consultant for many projects and customers such as Motorola, Nokia, LG, Boeing, Lenovo, Coway, Aftershokz, Philips, Midea and ViVo. Furthermore, he has published papers and publications on design research, design strategy and design management.

Dirk Schumann


Dirk Schumann, born in 1960 in Soest, studied product design at Münster University of Applied Sciences. After graduating in 1987, he joined oco_design as an industrial designer and moved to Sieger Design in 1989. He was also a lecturer in product design at Münster University of Applied Sciences until 1991. In 1992, he founded his own design studio Schumanndesign, developing design concepts for companies in Germany, Italy, India, Thailand and China.

For many years, Dirk Schumann has focused on designing conceptual architecture and visionary living spaces and has spoken at international conferences. His works have already been shown at various exhibitions in Germany and abroad and won multiple international design awards, including the Gold Prize (Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award, Japan) in the International Design Competition, the Italian Comfort & Design Award, the iF Design Award, and the G-Mark. In 2015, he founded Schumann & Wang in Xiamen City, the Chinese subsidiary of Schumanndesign.


Dr. Joseph Francis Wong

Hong Kong, China

Dr. Joseph Francis Wong received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1983, a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1985 and a Doctor of Education from the University of Leicester in 1996. He taught architectural design and theory as an associate professor at the City University of Hong Kong for 19 years. He also served as the Vice Principal of the Hong Kong Design Institute for four years. Dr. Joseph Francis Wong has been the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Design Centre since 2021. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, where he was part of the Board of Internal Affairs and the Board of Educational Affairs and chaired the Environment and Sustainable Design Committee. His research interests are in open building as well as spatial and visual field analysis. His writings have been presented and published in many conferences and refereed journals, including top journals Design Studies, Habitat International, Environment and Planning B, and Architectural Journal. In recognition of his contribution to design education, Joseph Francis Wong was awarded the Berkeley Prize International Fellowship in 2014.

Nils Toft


Nils Toft is the founder and Chairman of Designidea. With offices in Copenhagen and Beijing, Designidea has received multiple international awards in the key fields of sustainable energy solutions, consumer electronics, medical devices and design psychology, and has undertaken projects in business development, design strategy and exhibition design. Nils Toft graduated as an architect and designer from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1986 and started his career as an industrial designer, joining the former Christian Bjørn Design in 1987, an internationally active design studio in Copenhagen. Within a few years, he became a partner of CBD and, as General Manager successfully ran the business until 2010. Recently, Nils Toft’s work has focused on understanding and measuring how people are influenced by design. By measuring physiological parameters such as heart rate, eye movements, neurological activity and electro dermal activity, it is possible to unveil a test person’s emotional condition as well as their psychological reactions in relation to products, environments and services.

Luisa Bocchietto


Luisa Bocchietto, architect and designer, graduated from the Milan Polytechnic. She works as a freelancer, undertaking projects for local development, building renovations and urban planning. As a visiting professor, she teaches at universities and design schools, takes part in design conferences and international juries, publishes articles and organizes exhibitions on architecture and design. Over the years, she has remained committed to propagating design quality with her projects.

From 2008 until 2014, she acted as the National President of the Italian Association for Industrial Design (ADI). From 2017 to 2019, she was president of the World Design Organization (WDO, formerly Icsid), and currently serves as its senator.

Gordon Bruce


Gordon Bruce is the President of Gordon Bruce Design LLC and has been a design consultant for 45 years. He once provided a number of multinational companies including IBM, Mobil and GE with design services. His design work covers multiple fields such as product design, interior design, furniture design, supercomputer, medical device, and even aerospace.

From 1991 to 1994, Gordon Bruce was a consulting Vice-President for Art Center College of Design’s Kyoto programme and, from 1995 to 1999, Chairman of Product Design for the “Innovative Design Lab of Samsung” (IDS) in Seoul, Korea. In 2003, he played a crucial role in helping to establish Porsche Design’s North American office. For many years, he served as head design consultant at Lenovo’s Innovative Design Center (IDC) in Beijing, for Bühler in Switzerland, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. in China and OSIM in Singapore.

He conveyed his unique insights into design to students when serving as a visiting professor at several universities in the USA and in China and most recently gave a lecture to students in the Master in Design Engineering Program of Harvard University. He is also a well-known writer who published several works at Phaidon Press in London and has written articles for international design magazines (such as the Japanese design magazine AXIS). His works are collected in permanent design collections at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Smithsonian) in Washington D.C, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Moreover, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Center College of Design.

Vincent Créance


After graduating from the Ecole Supérieure de Design Industriel, Vincent Créance began his career in 1985 at the Plan Créatif agency. He became the agency’s industrial design director in 1990 and developed numerous products for high-tech and consumer markets. In 1996, he joined Alcatel as industrial design director in the international telephone segment. In 1999, he became the company's Vice President of Brand in charge of product design, user experience and corporate communications for the Mobile Phones BU. In 2004, Vincent Créance advanced to the position of Design and Corporate Communications Director of the Franco-Chinese joint-venture TCL & Alcatel Mobile Phones. Two years later, he became the President and CEO of MBD Design, one of the major design institutions in France, providing design solutions in creative transport design and product design.

Then, in 2017, he created the Design Center of the Université Paris-Saclay (Design Spot), which brings together a large number of students, researchers and entrepreneurs, with the mission to provide design guidance in the research and development of projects.

/Prof. Renke He


Professor Renke He, born in 1958, studied civil engineering and architecture at Hunan University in China. From 1987 to 1988, he was a visiting scholar at the Industrial Design Department of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and, from 1998 to 1999, at North Carolina State University’s School of Design.

He is dean and professor of the School of Design at Hunan University and is also director of the Chinese Industrial Design Education Committee. During his time as dean of the School of Design at Hunan University, Professor Renke He proposed the design teaching philosophy of “students create content” based on the teaching characteristics in the Internet age, developed a number of national quality courses and led multiple educational reform projects. He has been rewarded for his work with numerous awards.

Above and beyond his teaching activity, Renke He serves as vice-chairman of the China Industrial Design Association, director of China’s Industrial Design Education Committee and director of the China-Italy Design and Innovation Center in Hunan.

Prof. Dr. Ken Nah

South Koera

Prof. Dr. Ken NahProf. Dr. Ken Nah

Professor Dr. Ken Nah graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Hanyang University, South Korea, in 1983. His interest in human factors engineering and ergonomics led him to complete a master’s degree at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1985. He received a Ph.D. in Engineering Design from Tufts University, Boston, in 1996. Professor Dr. Ken Nah is also a USA Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).

Professor Dr. Ken Nah has been a professor of design management at the International Design School for Advanced Studies (IDAS), Hongik University in Seoul since 2000. He was the director general of the World Design Capital Seoul 2010. In addition to his teaching roles, he is the vice president of the Korean Federation of Design Associations (KFDA) and was recently appointed director general of the Gwangju Design Biennale 2023.

Prof. Cheng-Neng Kuan

Taiwan, China

Cheng-Neng Kuan earned a Master’s degree in Industrial Design (MID) from the Pratt Institute in New York in 1980. He is currently an honorary chair professor at Shih-Chien University and acted as the vice principal of this university from 2008 to 2017. To promote more excellent design education in Taiwan, he founded the Department of Industrial Design in 1992. He served as the chairman of this department until 1999. Moreover, he founded the College of Design in 1997 and served as the dean from 1997 to 2004. In the meantime, he founded the Graduate Institute of Industrial Design and acted as the founding director from 1998 to 2007. Besides, he once served as the chairman of the board of the China Industrial Designers Association (CIDA), Taiwan. His fields of expertise include design strategy and management as well as design theory and creation. Having published various books on design and over 190 research papers and articles, he is an active member of design juries both locally and internationally. He is also a consultant to major enterprises on product development and design strategy.

Martin Darbyshire


Martin Darbyshire founded Tangerine in 1989 and under his stewardship it has developed into a global strategic design consultancy that offers first-class design solutions to internationally recognized brands such as LG, Samsung, Hyundai, Toyota, Nikon, Huawei, Virgin Australia and Cepsa. Before the founding of Tangerine, he worked for Moggridge Associates and then in San Francisco at ID TWO (now IDEO).

As an international design leader, Martin Darbyshire combines his work for Tangerine with a worldwide programme of keynote speeches and activities to promote the importance of design. He has served as UKT&I Ambassador for the UK Creative Industries and two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the World Design Organization (formerly Icsid). He served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, an ambassador of the UK Creative Industries Council, and a visiting professor at Central Saint Martins. Currently, Martin Darbyshire is a member of the UK Design Council and a juror for the Red Dot Award and Contemporary Good Design Award. Moreover, the UK Creative Industries Council awarded him the CIC International Award 2016 in recognition of his global achievements.

Prof. Song Kee Hong


Prof. Song Kee Hong is an assistant dean at the College of Design & Engineering in the National University of Singapore. He is also the design director at the award-winning industrial design consultancy Design Exchange. With over two decades of experience, Prof Song once worked in global innovation consultancy Ziba and HP’s printing division. He once participated in the design for some of the world’s most notable brands including Epson, Sennheiser, Intel, Lenovo, P&G, Welch Allyn and the Changi Airport Group. His portfolio of work has received well over 20 international design awards including the prestigious Best of the Best and Luminary from the Red Dot Design Award. In recent years, his design works have mainly involved user experience, interactive interface and product design fields of diverse industries such as healthcare, retail, industrial, and security.

As an educator, Prof. Song Kee Hong focuses on creating authentic learning experiences that are aligned with market reality. He has initiated and led industry studio collaboration projects with Philips, Samsung, DBS Bank and also public sector organisations such as the Ministry of Manpower & the Prime Minister's Office in Singapore.