IEDA（Industrial Design Excellence Award）是美国商业周刊和美国工业设计协会（IDSA）主办的工业设计优良设计大奖。
Business + Industrial Products
． Commercial Equipment
． Communication Equipment
． Heavy Machinery
． Professional Tools
． Computer Input Devices
． Computer Peripherals
． Other Computer Devices
． Consumer Electronics
． Consumer Tools
． Juvenile Products
． Sporting & Fitness Products
． Toys & Games
(designs scheduled for production may NOT be entered in this category)
． Business & Industrial Concepts
． Concept Computers
． Concept Furniture
． Concept Vehicles
． Consumer Product Concepts
． Digital Media Interfaces Concepts
． Medical & Scientific Concepts
Design Strategy (use the Design Strategy entry form)
． Design Strategy & Management
Digital Media Interfaces (use the Digital Media entry form; QuickTime or Windows Media Player video (avi or wmv) or website link required)
． Graphical User Interfaces
． Software, Web & Multimedia
Ecodesign (Use the Ecodesign entry form)
． Corporate, Public & Private Spaces
． Environmental Graphics & Signage Systems
． Museum Exhibits & Set Designs
． Showrooms & Retail Merchandising
． Trade Show Exhibits
． Contract Furniture
． Residential Furniture
Medical & Scientific Products
． Clinical & Diagnostic Products
． Industrial & Scientific Products
． Surgical & Therapeutic Products
． Home-Care & Self-Care Products
Packaging & Graphics
． Packaging Graphics
． Packaging Structures
． Undergraduate Student Projects
． Graduate Student Projects
(Use the Research entry form) ． Design Research Projects
． Trucks & Commercial Transportation
． Recreational Vehicles
． Transportation Interiors
． Trucks & Commercial Transportation
February 13, 2006, 5:00 pm EST:
Regular application deadline.
February 20, 2006, 5:00 pm EST:
Late application deadline.*
(Extended deadline fee of $110 must be paid for your late entry to be accepted.)
Mid April, 2006:
Winners are notified by IDSA.
July 7, 2006:
Winners are announced to the public in BusinessWeek magazine
Sept. 17-20, 2006:
IDEA 2006 National Conference in Austin, Texas.
*Any edits to your entry between Feb. 13, 2006 at 5 p.m. EST and Feb. 20, 2006 at .5 p.m. EST will constitute a late entry and the extended deadline fee of $110 USD per entry must be paid by Feb. 20, 2006 at 5 p.m. EST, or the entry will not be judged.
*Entry fees are non-refundable. Entries cannot be submitted after Feb. 20, 2006 and will not be judged, returned or refunded. (Foreign late payments must be made with American Express, Visa or MasterCard, or with a check or money order in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank.)
Open to designs and designers worldwide.
Open to students from NASAD and non-NASAD accredited schools and students from international industrial design programs. Student entries can only be submitted in the Student category, even if the design is in research, production or corporately funded.
If you entered last year and didn't win, and if your product still meets all the other criteria you can resubmit.
Employees of firms represented on the 2006 jury and student work from a school where a juror teaches may not participate in this year's competition.
Design must have been placed in distribution between February 13, 2004 and February 13, 2006. This means the product must be available for sale in its final form through normal retail channels during that period.
Design Exploration and Student entries must have been submitted to the client or school between February 13, 2004 and February 13, 2006.
Design Exploration entries must not be in production
Research designs must have been submitted to the client or school between February 13, 2001 and February 13, 2006.
Innovation: how is the design new and unique．
Aesthetics: how does the appearance enhance the product．
User: how does the design solution benefit the user．
Environment: how is the project ecologically responsible．
Business: How did the design improve the client's business．
The judging is blind: the designers, their names and the names of consulting firms may not appear anywhere in the entry kit. Failure to abide by this rule results in immediate disqualification. Names of manufacturing companies/clients may appear.
Jurors, their immediate families or the companies they are employed by may NOT enter work the year they are jurors.
Jurors do their initial scoring online in teams of two to make a preliminary pass-through of their assigned categories. After this first round of scoring, the jurors meet in person for three-and-a-half days, during which time they review and score the information presented in the semi-finalist’s entry kits.
Each entry is scored on its own rating sheet based on how well it meets the criteria of design excellence: innovation, benefit to user, benefit to client, ecological responsibility and appropriate aesthetics.
All criteria receive equal weight in scoring and award selection.
QuickTime or Windows Media Player videos of the designs in use (.avi or .wmv file formats), as well as photos, augment the essay information the jurors review in scoring each entry.
First you must purchase entry kit(s) online at https://www.idsa.org/webmodules/webforms/idea06.htm. You will receive further information including your entry kit number once payment is complete.
Next you must go to the entry forms page to download the appropriate entry form for your category or categories.
Once you have your kit numbers and your entry form[s] completed, login to https://www.convenemachine.com/bregister.cgi． IDEA to upload your 2006 IDEA entry. The first time you visit this site you will create your own login. Requiring a login prevents unauthorized persons from making changes to, and ensures the integrity of, your submissions. To submit your entry, just click "IDEA Online Entry" on the toolbar. You will then be asked to enter your kit number. The system will then provide you with a status of your entry.