PlaceMakers Trade App wins Good Design Award
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The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards were announced earlier this month during the 2021 Good Design Awards Week.
The Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country and reward projects across 12 design disciplines and 30 subcategories.
The PlaceMakers Trade App entry received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Digital Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
The 2021 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with 933 design projects evaluated by more than 70 Australian and international Jurors, including designers, engineers, architects and thought leaders. Each entry was evaluated according to a strict set of design evaluation criteria which includes good design, design innovation and design impact. Projects recognised with an Australian Good Design Award demonstrate excellence in professional design and highlight the impact a design-led approach has on business success and social and environmental outcomes.
On the PlaceMakers Trade App entry, the Good Design Awards Jury commented: “A beautiful example of how to codesign, and the methodology and tools used to support the process were best-practice design. A great resolution to a real business problem during COVID, which also delivered an excellent ongoing new solution for the company that is benefitting users. A well-executed and timely solution embedded with good design principles - well done.”
Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “The importance of embracing good design principles is now more important than ever as many businesses around the world have had to completely re-think their business strategies to remain competitive. The standard of design excellence represented in this year’s Awards is the best I’ve ever seen in my 25 years of running these Awards, an encouraging sign that the design sector is flourishing,”
The Australian Good Design Awards is the country’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 and international market, excellence in architectural design, precinct design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, and reward new and emerging areas of design including design strategy, social impact design, design research and up-and-coming design talent in the Next Gen category.
“Receiving an Australian Good Design Award is testament to embedding design excellence at the heart of a product, service, place or experience.
Although 2021 continues to be another challenging year, it is incredibly inspiring to see designers and businesses working together to find innovative, customer-centric design solutions to local and global challenges and to see them recognised and rewarded for their efforts through these prestigious Awards.”
Dr. Brandon Gien | CEO, Good Design Australia
Authored by Hillie Chan
30 November 2021