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Universal Communication Design Association (UCDA) The entry deadline for the UCDA Awards 2024, which recognizes outstanding communication design, is May 31st.

Universal Communication Design Association (UCDA)
The entry deadline for the UCDA Award 2024, which recognizes outstanding communication design, is May 31st.
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The Universal Communication Design Association (base: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Chairman: Minoru Zaima; hereafter referred to as UCDA) evaluates and certifies the “understandability” of information that companies send to consumers. The entry deadline for the UCDA Award 2024 is May 31st. The “UCDA Award” is an objective evaluation of various information media sent by companies, organizations, and governments to consumers by a “third party” using criteria developed from the collective knowledge of industry, academia, and consumers. , which recognizes outstanding communication design.
UCDA Awards 2024 is open to entries from four categories:
“Communication Design,” “Print,” “Digital,” and “Packaging,” regardless of industry, such as insurance, finance, or food. Entrant companies will be provided with a report on the evaluation results that will be useful for future improvements.
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UCDA Award 2024 logo mark
The theme of the UCDA Awards, which is in its 15th year this year, is “What people can do for others.”
After the coronavirus pandemic, relationships between people have become weaker. The rapid evolution of generative AI is beyond our imagination. Communication design that connects digital, analog, face-to-face, and the Internet, and is tailored to usage conditions, connects people and people’s hearts. Universal communication design for as many people as possible and as deeply as possible. “UCDA Awards 2024” will be held for the 15th year.
UCDA Award 2024 Overview
[Entry period]
April 1st (Monday) – May 31st (Friday), 2024
[Evaluation target]
Regardless of industry, you can enter from the following four categories: ・Communication design
・Printed materials
·Digital
·package
【Result announcement】
Announced on official page in October
Awarded at the selection results report meeting (location: Kanda Myojin Hall) on November 7th (Thursday)
【Official site】
UCDA Award 2024 official page: https://ucda.jp/award/award2024.html [Past award results] UCDA Awards 2023 Introduction of each award: https://ucda.jp/awards/award2023_resultpage/
Is the information easy to understand?
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Is important information related to people’s lives, property, and health easy to understand, such as pamphlets, business forms, and food/medicine packages that companies send out to consumers? for example,
Life insurance pamphlets use a lot of technical terminology and are difficult to understand.
The documents for contract change procedures were difficult to understand and I entered them incorrectly.
I don’t know where allergy information is written on food packages. Such “difficulty in understanding” creates disadvantages for both companies and consumers.
In addition, as a recent social issue, serious economic losses can be caused by misperceptions of superiority, advantageousness, and dark patterns.
UCD (Universal Communication Design) refers to “design for increasing communication efficiency” and “the state of enhanced mutual trust that results from this design.”
UCDA aims to solve social issues by evaluating and certifying whether such important information is designed to be “easy to see, understand, and communicate.”
UCDA Award Process and Methodology
In addition to the DC9 heuristic evaluation and various measurements, evaluation methods are reviewed every year to ensure that “experts” and “consumers” can perform them scientifically and objectively. For details, please check the UCDA Award 2024 official page. https://ucda.jp/award/award2024.html
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