Designs of the Year

At the end of last year the shortlist was announced for the 'Designs of the Year' awards. Formally the 'designer of the year' this selection shows how broad the design museum's remit has become. it will be open for votes soon, although to be honest i'm not that fussed about voting as i don't feel very strongly about any of the shortlisted designs.

according to the site the shortlist was compiled by "design experts, curators, critics, practitioners, enthusiasts". Is that weird to anyone else? Enthusiasts? I'm enthusiastic about music, but i don't think i'm in a position to decide who has produced the best music. Who defines themselves as a 'design enthusiast'? Surely only design 'experts' are suitable.