Standards Australiaâ€™s Australian Design Awards is recognised by the Commonwealth Government and the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design [ICSID] as the peak promotional body for the Australian design industry, and for its important role in fostering a broad based culture of design and innovation in Australia.
The Australian Design Awards is Australiaâ€™s only national design awards program and operates in the national interest by means of a not-for-profit business model. Its mandate is to recognise and reward excellence in Australian design and innovation. more .....
Each entry provides the following information: Project name
Project Description and Principal Function(s)
Why does the project represent design excellence and why do you believe it deserves an Australian Design AwardÂ®? Innovation / Intelligence / Smartness of design Visual Impact /Form Functionality Originality Appropriateness Longevity Quality / Design for Manufacture Ergonomics Environmental considerations
Industrial Design is concerned with all the human aspects of machine-made products and their relationship to people and the environment. The designer is responsible for these products and their impact on society and nature. The designer accounts for the product's human factors engineering, safety, form, color, maintenance and cost. Industrial design deals with consumer products as well as industrial products. In order to achieve these ends, designers must be involved in four major design and research activities: human behavior, the human-machine interface, the environment, and the product itself. Areas of design investigation include furniture, housewares, appliances, transportation, tools, farm equipment, medical/electronic instruments, human interface, and recreational support equipment.
Product Design is involved in the creative conceptualisation, development and resolution of a whole range of consumer goods. Examples range from consumer durables for mass production through to industrial equipment for small batch production.