Design Minds Wins 2018 Good Design Award

Announcement of the Design Minds win.

State Library’s Design Minds received a prestigious Good Design Award in the Digital Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

The winners of Australia’s Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were announced at the Sydney Opera House last night.

The awards celebrate the best new products and services on the market, excellence in architectural design, digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design including business model innovation, social impact and design entrepreneurship.

Design Minds aims to create a new culture of learning in Queensland using Design Thinking.

The platform arms Queensland teachers with design knowledge and skills, access to design stories and design toolkits underpinned by a design thinking methodology that plugs into existing education (Australian Curriculum) and learning benchmarks (21st Century Skills).

The Good Design Awards Jury commented on Design Minds:

“The design speaks loud and clear to the strategic intent of this program and through the resources available on the website, Design Minds has the potential to create a new culture of learning in Queensland that embeds Design Thinking into the education system. This aspirational project has incredible potential. The platform arms Queensland teachers with design knowledge and skills, access to design success stories and various design toolkits underpinned by a design-led methodology that plugs into existing education and learning benchmarks. Well done.”

The 60th Anniversary Good Design Awards attracted a record number of entries. From the 536 innovative designs, only 260 projects were selected to receive the coveted Good Design Award.

Winners of the Good Design Awards will be showcased to the general public during Vivid Sydney, the world’s biggest festival of light, music and ideas in Sydney from 25-27 May 2018 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay.