The evaluation criteria for the TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2013 are as follows:
Does the contribution represent a new idea? Does it improve on an existing idea and to which degree?
Do the design, aesthetics and presentation of the entry stand out from the crowd?
Is the contribution environmentally friendly?
Does the product have a long life span?
Are the materials environmentally friendly?
Are recycled materials used or can the selected materials be recycled?
Is the development of the product being useful? Does it meet the needs for a certain group of users?
Are the designers aware of any potential safety risks in the use of the product?
How are these safety risks tackled or avoided?