Jury member of Latvian Design Award 2019 — Jānis Godiņš
Head of Product Design
Jānis Godiņš studied computer science at Riga Technical University, and his passion for design stems from his interest in information technology and music. Since 2013, Jānis has been the Head of Product Design at Infogram. The data visualization tool created in Latvia by this international company has over four million users all over the world. In 2017, Infogram received the first National Design Award of Latvia, as well as becoming a subsidiary of Prezi. Jānis believes that the most significant aspects of his work are the use of a data-based and people-oriented design process combined with meaningful aesthetics, as well as the application of design thinking in teamwork and the improvement of company culture.
“Mankind has reached a point, where we live in an environment, where there only thing that is not created using the process of design is ourselves. It is important to realise this, because we are all entitled to ensure that this environment is accessible, responsible and created for each of us. We are entitled to good design and to stand up for it.”