The awards covered user experience (UX) design, which focused on digital product design, as well as experience design (XD), which combined both the physical and digital environments.
Adobe’s Director of Strategic Business Development APAC Michael Stoddart said the partnership to establish the awards underscored that UX design was one of the fastest growing segments in design.
“It’s truly inspiring to see how RMIT’s students have embraced the rapidly exploding field of Experience Design to showcase their creativity,” he said.
“I’m excited to see how these students continue to cultivate and apply their design skills in the future
Bachelor of Design (Digital Media) Program Manager Dr Li Ping Thong said the awards were part of Adobe and RMIT's ongoing partnership, which aimed to arm students with the skills required to succeed in today's digital workforce and help profile students’ UX expertise within the sector.
“UX skills are taught in depth in the School of Design,” she said.
“In the Bachelor of Design (Digital Media), our students develop expertise in human-centred design approaches, UX research and UX design and development.
“The RMIT Adobe XD Awards are a great way to profile some of our achievements in UX and to create direct pathways for student internships and graduate roles with our industry partners."
School of Design Dean, Professor Laurene Vaughan, said the awards brought together design and industry, both of which had been in RMIT’s DNA since the University was established in 1887.
“We’re committed to delivering relevant education that meets the needs of the industry, while preparing students for the future of life and work,” she said.
“For some, it’s a field of study RMIT is globally known for, such as design, for others it’s re-skilling for a new career or fulfilling a dream to start their own venture.”