The winners of Australia's peak industry design awards – the highest honour for design and innovation in the country were announced at The Star on 11 July at the 61st annual Good Design Awards Ceremony.
Smart Command received a prestigious Good Design Award Best in Class Accolade in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s 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 and reward emerging areas of design strategy, social impact and design entrepreneurship.
The Good Design Awards Jury spent several days evaluating 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 all areas and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition.
Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving a Good Design Award at this level is a significant achievement given the very high calibre of entries received this year.”
“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 improve our quality of life. These projects showcase the brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world,” said Dr. Gien.
The Good Design Awards Jury praised Smart Command commenting: “ This is a complete systems design approach focused on solving a genuine problem. Designing a system of this scale and complexity that links smart products for monitoring and maintenance purposes is a great concept that allows for holistic management of resources and products. The system identifies usage patterns to enable preemptive actions and as a result, can significantly cut down overall maintenance and operational costs. Overall, this is a brilliant design solution executed perfectly with global potential and scalability. ”
The Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with close to 700 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards.