MDS Students Win at Australia’s Peak International Design Awards
The winners of Australia’s Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design and innovation in the country, were announced today during the 2020 Good Design Week. A huge congratulations to our Bachelor of Media Design students who won two of these awards!
We are thrilled to announce that two MDS projects won at the Good Design Awards. An incredible achievement for both our staff and students to be recognised internationally for their exceptional talent.
The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, design strategy, social impact design and young designers.
PICK received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Next Gen NG: Service Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
Pick is a prototype tag system that provides assistance to people with disability when catching the bus on public transport. The system allows communication between the individual and the bus drivers by using near field communication; this NFC system helps ensure that the passenger gets on the right bus.
Designed By: Mona Gabr
Lecturer: Tammie Leong
Lecturer: Simon Nicholls
Programme leader: Jim Murray
Commissioned By: Media Design School
The Good Design Awards Jury praised PICK, commenting: “PICK is a creative inclusive design responding to a real identified and well-framed problem. It's great work, and a lovely aesthetic to the artefacts. Well done.”
Grow received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Next Gen NG: Digital Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
‘Grow’ is a volunteer recruitment campaign that promotes volunteering to people who are passionate, eager to learn, and are willing to give back to the community.
Designed By: Dannah Angela Soriano, Erika Marasigan, Logan Ware, Yancong Guo
Lecturer: Simon Nicholls, Don Chooi, Trajano Leydet, Pritika Lal Lucy Boermans.
Programme Leader: Jim Murray
Commissioned By: Media Design School, Auckland Art Gallery
The Good Design Awards Jury praised Grow, commenting: “Grow is a really beautiful piece of communication design. Well executed with bold attention grabbing imagery and the interactive aspect is another level of engagement with potential for solid cut through. The jury loved the graphics and the use of interactivity as well as stand-alone graphics. Congratulations on a really well-executed design.”
More than 55 Good Design Awards Jurors evaluated each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in good design and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition at this level.
Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said:
Receiving a Good Design Award is a significant achievement given the very high calibre and record number of entries received in 2020.”
“There’s no doubt it has been a really tough year for everyone so it’s nice to be able to share some good news for a change. The projects represented in this year’s Good Design Awards shine a positive light on our creative and innovative capacity as human beings. These inspirational winning projects give me hope and optimism that our design community will continue to innovate, no matter how challenging the world around us is,” said Dr. Gien.
Australia’s Good Design Award is more than a symbol of design excellence - it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately make our lives better. These projects showcase the shear brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world,” said Dr. Gien.
The 2020 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with an astonishing 835 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards.