Australian Good Design awards

Two recent graduates from the Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) have received awards in this year’s Good Design Awards.

Kathy Qian was awarded the Good Design Best In Class Award for her project Undo-Replay: Gamifying Toy Waste.

Undo-Replay is a toolkit designed to encourage children to deconstruct and modify the toys they have outgrown. Aimed at redirecting plastic toys from entering unsustainable waste streams, it uses gamification to activate children to make new value from waste products and to foster habits of repair and repurposing.

The Good Design Jury commented on the work, “This is exactly what the world needs – teaching young minds the purposeful and intentional acts of re-use, re-cycle and re-purpose by extending the longevity of otherwise wasteful and ecologically harmful products. More importantly, Undo-Replay can simultaneously foster creativity and innovative thinking in young minds with potential long-term behavioural benefits. Providing players with creative adaptation skills and fostering habits of repair and repurposing, may very well help extend the life of our planet’s valuable resources. 

Kathy Qian

There are many layers of thought to this product. It’s not just an Instagram account of photos but engages players in challenges beyond those in the box, again taking on the games own principles of extending life of the product itself. Very thoughtful, well executed and with great potential. Congratulations on winning the Best in Class Award for a truly beautiful and excellent design."

Chloe Sterland was awarded the Good Design Next Gen Award for her honours project How to be Considerate.

Chloe Sterland

Women still do not feel safe navigating public space, despite current initiatives designed to mitigate this. The educational atlas, ‘How to Be Considerate,’ provides practical instructions and tools for both strangers and designers, cultivating a fundamental shift in perspective and responsibility. This provides a strong foundation for lasting change.

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