The jury is the core of the UX Design Awards. The independent experts’ many years of experience guarantee the highest quality of the competition.
The jury members’ different competencies and specializations ensure a balanced evaluation of the competition entries in the fields of user-centricity and design quality.
The evaluation takes place in a multi-stage procedure. During their activity, all jury members are subject to a non-disclosure pledge, as well as an obligation to abstain from voting on any project in which they were directly or indirectly involved.
Proudly presenting our current jury members:
Principal Key Expert for Digital User Experience, Siemens AG
Sabine is Principal Key Expert for Digital User Experience at Siemens Technology in Munich. She is passionate about exploring how technology impacts human behavior, businesses, and society.
She started her career as a user researcher and UX designer at multiple digital agencies and as a self-employed UX professional. After several years in the digital agency world, she joined the Institute of Information Management of the University of St.Gallen to research, teach, and consult on mobile business and business innovation, while pursuing her PhD on digital transformation strategies.
Expert on User Experience & Design Education | Jury Chair LinkedIn / Twitter
Pelin Celik is professor for Industrial Design at the HTW Berlin since 2017. Her research focuses on Holistic User Experience in Age and Technology as well as experimental and participative design processes.
Before being assigned to the HTW Berlin, she worked as a professor at the Hochschule für Kommunikation und Gestaltung in Ulm and as a visiting professor at the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule in Halle. As a designer in international companies, she has received numerous awards for her work.
Expert on Digital Innovation, UI/UX Design & Architecture and Sustainable Business Models LinkedIn / Instagram
Oliver Gerstheimer is the founder and design director of the digital co-innovation agency chilli mind in Kassel, Germany. Following the founding of his company in 2001 he worked intensively on a pragmatic business method and design process, focusing on how to co-create new digital services and interactive products in a meaningful and human centric way.
Together with the extensively awarded chilli mind team of multi-stack-designers and creative fore-thinkers Oliver works for international clients in more than 15 different industry areas including eMobility, agriculture, healthcare and pharma, media and entertainment, education, fintech, telecommunication, transportation or industrial automation 5.0.
With over 20 years of design practice Oliver is an enthusiastic and well-known evangelist for human-centered design (HCD). He gives regular talks and publicizes papers in international platforms for design and digital transformation.
Expert on Customer Experience, Innovation and Service Design in the Telecommunication Area LinkedIn / Twitter
Ole leads the Customer Experience Management team within the Technology and Innovation Board department at Deutsche Telekom. He started his career as a user experience designer and has since expanded his knowledge to include agile product development and new technologies such as AI and voice interfaces.
Ole and his team view customer experience from a holistic perspective. They focus on the context of each interaction within an end-to-end customer journey. Ole firmly believes that new ways of working are needed – and that there is a direct link between the employee experience and the customer experience.
Expert on AI Assistants in Smart Home, Robotics, and AR/VR LinkedIn
Jessie is a Product Design Manager supporting assistant technology development for new hardware products at Meta Reality Labs. She is an advocate for responsible innovation, opportunities to democratize access to information, and developing technology that meets humans where they are v. the other way around.
Jessie's background is in the performing arts and her pathway into tech was a winding one; she's particularly interested in how bringing diversity of thought and background to the product development process can transform the way we approach design work. Prior to Meta, she was working on Human Robot Interaction patterns and software design for Astro, Amazon's first home robotics product.
Expert on User Experience Design for Healthcare & Design Systems LinkedIn / Twitter
Judith Peeten is an experienced designer focused on designing in context while having the user, business and technology in mind. Challenged and inspired while working in a multi-disciplinary team and she is an expert on User Experience Design for Healthcare and Design Systems.
Since 2019 she is leading a team of UX Designers that design solutions for professional Healthcare and the Digital Design Language System of Philips. She strongly believes in learning by doing and guides people to trust and build on their own strengths.
Expert on User and Customer Experience in Mobility LinkedIn
A computer scientist by education and an advocate for user needs by heart, Christine heads the “Insights“ project department at the Bosch central UX organization.
From developing intuitive human-machine interfaces to designing and validating new mobility solutions, she loves bringing to life intelligent software that excites and fascinates mobility customers.
In everyday work, her colleagues value her proficiency in combining technical expertise with strategic insight, and her empathy for all things human – and above all, her ability to keep things short and sweet.
Werner Spicka has been Executive Director of the interdisciplinary Interaction Experience Unit since 2016.
His focus is based on constant confrontation with the rapidly changing challenges of interaction design and the transfer of strategies and ideas into feasible designs. His wide knowledge and cross-industry experience in design development, implementation and consulting help him and his team to create new and brand-defining interactive experiences.
He gives lectures on current UI design developments and methods in UI design and has been awarded prizes such as the "iF communication design award" and the "Good Design Award."
Expert on Digital Design & Customer Experience in the Entertainment Field LinkedIn / Twitter
Björn Sorge has been a consultant, entrepreneur and thought leader in digital business for over 20 years. He describes himself as a "child of the New Economy" with countless digital projects and products to his credit.
He is passionate about embedding a consistent customer-centric strategy and vision in the sense of "USER FIRST" in businesses. Björn is also firmly convinced that a strong focus on experience design in digital products is becoming increasingly important and is developing into a key competitive advantage.
His personal motto: You do well what you enjoy! And this is what he tries to convey in his daily work with design teams. In his role as Vice President Experience Design, he is currently engaged in the digital transformation of ProSiebenSat1.
Expert on Strategic Design, Digital Product Innovation, Business Model Design & User Experience LinkedIn / Twitter
Markus Turber is fascinated by designing desirable, sustainable and intelligently connected solutions. He founded Intuity, a strategic design and innovation lab based in Stuttgart, Germany, in 2002. The interdisciplinary teams at Intuity combine design with technology, IT and science. They help their clients succeed in the digital world.
Intuity has received numerous national honors and international awards for its work, including the UN World Summit Award. The joint development of digital products with young start-ups is particularly close to Markus' heart.