A/V & Photography Equipment

A consumer hardware or software product designed to enhance the experience or production of audio or video. Examples can include: speakers, cameras and camera accessories, headphones, synthesizers, studio recording equipment, editing software, musical instruments, etc., computer programs.

2023 A/V & Photography Equipment Jury

  • Jury Captain

    Sabina Weiss

    Designer and Researcher, Special Projects

    Sabina Weiss is an innovation designer focusing on products that help to channel meaningful experiences.

    Currently part of Special Projects, award-winning innovation studio on a mission to enhance the unquantifiable aspects of life: empathy, well-being, and delight, with meaningful design and invention. Working with brave companies to bring clarity to complex problems, discover new opportunities and transform them into tomorrow’s most loved customer experiences and products.

    Through her career, Sabina has contributed to several complex projects – strategically bringing to life brand values, and physical and digital assets for companies: Google, Sony, Graphcore, Rolls-Royce, Hyundai Kia, Microsoft, Sabi, and Fortnum and Mason.

    Sabina holds an Innovation Design Engineering MA Royal College of Art / MSc Imperial College London; where her major project was a hybrid craft-technology interface that has received several accolades and exhibition features including Victoria and Albert Museum, Barbican Centre, and Somerset House.

  • Jury Member

    Nishita Gill

    Founder & Creative Principal, Treemouse

    Nishita Gill is the founder of Treemouse, an award-winning strategic consultancy that applies design-led problem-solving techniques to uncharted areas. Over a decade, they’ve been fundamental in scaling design to areas like building systems that help people feel comfortable about seeking treatment for virulent diseases like tuberculosis and hepatitis C, building product feature sets that increase acceptance of digital applications, and enhancing ways to build more resilient and people-centric public systems that reach 1.3bn people in India.

    Nishita is passionate about adapting niche concepts and novel approaches for mass adoption and frequently advises startups on building feature-sets that scale. She lives in London and is always searching for the next best flavor of tea.

  • Jury Member

    Will Howe

    Industrial Designer

    I am an independent industrial design consultant committed to bringing coherent vision and expert delivery to the development of hardware in the connected and analogue spaces. Across different product scales, I’ve helped ambitious tech start-ups and some of the worlds most prestigious brands, informing and elevating their business with robust strategic thinking and industrial craft.
    Notable outputs include high-profile civic projects such as the London Olympic Torch and the Elizabeth Line Train interior. I’ve explored future autonomous vehicle experiences with Honda, luxury consumer products with Axor Hansgrohe and the world’s first fully integrated quantum computing system for scientific and commercial use - IBM Quantum System One.
    Most recently with Sky I led the development of their core hardware proposition, culminating in the delivery of the Sky Glass streaming TV platform in 2021.