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UNSW SMaRT Centre Director, Professor Veena is one of four on a judging panel to select the final winners for the 2021 Australian Good Design Awards.
Winners will be announced on 17 September at the annual Good Design Awards Ceremony in Sydney.
The 2021 Australian Good Design Awards attracted an incredible array of innovative design projects across 12 main design disciplines covering more than 35 categories.
Each year, the program brings together new and innovative design projects from around the world, celebrating the very best in all areas of design, architecture, engineering, fashion, communication, digital, research and social innovation. The next generation of designers and innovators are also represented through the Next Gen category.
“We are truly humbled by the high standard of design projects entered into this year’s Awards. The quantity and quality of design work represented is truly outstanding and a positive indicator that our design community is flourishing, even during these challenging times,” said Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia.
The overarching theme for the 2021 Australian Good Design Awards is “DESIGN FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE” with numerous projects showcasing innovative design solutions aimed at addressing some of the more complex challenges facing our world. Examples include a revolutionary cloud brightening machine, designed to help prevent coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, a new dollar coin designed to encourage charitable donations, innovative compostable plastic cling wrap designed to help reduce our reliance on plastic food wrap, and a new ceiling fan that purifies the air and kills up to 99.9 percent of airborne pathogens.
The Jury will convene to evaluate these projects and decide which will go on to receive the coveted Australian Good Design Award accolade. Winners will be announced on 17 September at the annual Good Design Awards Ceremony in Sydney where the coveted Australian Good Design Award of the Year will also be announced as well as a host of industry awards and accolades.