The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards were announced on Friday 16th September at the 2022 Australian Good Design Awards. The Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country and reward projects across 11 design disciplines covering more than 30 categories and sub-categories.
LIV well with Dementia received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Digital Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
The Australian Good Design Awards is the country’s oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. Each year, the Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian and international market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, and reward new and emerging areas of design including design strategy, social impact design, design research and up-and-coming design talent in the next-gen category.
The 2022 Good Design Awards attracted high-quality design projects from Australia and around the world. These innovative projects were evaluated by more than 70 Australian and international Jurors, including designers, engineers, architects and thought leaders. Each entry was evaluated according to a strict set of design evaluation criteria which includes Good Design, Design Innovation and Design Impact.
Projects recognised with an Australian Good Design Award demonstrate excellence in professional design and highlight the impact a design-led approach has on business success and social and environmental outcomes.
The Good Design Awards Jury commented: “This idea and design is something to be marvelled. The prolonging of home living for those living the terrible disease of dementia is a shockingly hard task to challenge. This online directory designed for those with dementia to check in, seek and receive advice from those alike as well as remote carers is sensational. The designers and everyone else involved should be highly commended for their efforts.”
Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Australian Good Design Awards said: “To be recognised with an Australian Good Design Award is a significant achievement, given the incredibly high standard of projects submitted in this year’s Awards. The Good Design Award is a valuable independent endorsement of professional design quality. It tells the world this project not only represents design excellence, but it also surpasses the criteria for design innovation and design impact.”
“We know that good design, when used effectively, can improve our quality of life and make the world around us better, safer, more efficient and more beautiful. It is clear from this year’s winning projects that investment in professional design delivers real impact – be it at a commercial, environmental or societal level. As our world transitions to a less-carbon intensive future, a design-led approach to solving problems and delivering meaningful impact is going to become more critical, Dr. Gien went on to say.
“The Good Design Awards recognise and celebrate the transformative power of design thinking to find innovative, customer-centric solutions to local and global challenges and this year’s Award-winning projects reflect just that. My sincere congratulations to all the designers, engineers, architects and innovators recognised in this year’s Awards – you deserve to be celebrated at the highest level,” Dr. Gien concluded.
Project Title: LIV well with Dementia
Designed in: Australia
Project Description: LIV is a digital platform that builds a support network around at-risk people, making it easy to find relevant resources, services and suppliers; engage with their friends, families and neighbours as a community of support, and seek and receive the assistance to help them stay living independently at home longer.
Siobhan Willoughby (Miroma Project Factory)
Steven Tran (Miroma Project Factory)
Mahmoud Ahmed (Miroma Project Factory)
Joel Dawson (Miroma Project Factory)
Jennifer Wilson (Miroma Project Factory)
Glen Wong (Miroma Project Factory)
Department of Health
Department of Health – National Dementia Support Program
About Miroma Project Factory
Miroma Project Factory is a multi award-winning digital production and development studio that creates innovative and interactive digital products across web, mobile, social media and games platforms. Miroma Project Factory is a female-led business and was listed by Woman Love Tech as one of 11 creating an amazing workplace for their employees in 2021. Its’ reputation is built on delivering ground-breaking products in entertainment, broadcast and health with a deep specialisation in gamification for engagement and behavioural change. For more information, please visit www.theprojectfactory.com.
About Good Design Australia and the Australian Good Design Awards
Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing the annual Australian Good Design Awards and other signature design events. With a proud history that dates back to 1958, Good Design Australia remains committed to promoting the importance of design to business, industry, government and the general public and the critical role it plays in creating a better, safer and more prosperous world. www.good-design.org