The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards were announced today during the 2021 Good Design Awards Week. The Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country and reward projects across 12 design disciplines and 30 subcategories.
Navbit™ Sprint received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
“I’m so proud and delighted for Navbit to be recognised for design excellence and innovation in 2021 Australian Good Design Awards. It is a huge recognition for the amazing Navbit Team and our outstanding Design Partners.” – Lynette Walter CEO.
Daniel Marsden Jones, Head of Research of Development says, “I feel incredibly privileged to be a part of such an amazing team who have applied critical thinking, ingenuity and a firm understanding of the manufacturing process and end users to come up with a unique solution to intraoperative hip navigation, one that establishes a new benchmark for speed, simplicity, and availability. I’m excited to see what challenges this team can conquer next using their fresh thinking and keen focus.”
“Both the product and the company are innovative, putting this game-changing product into the hands of surgeons around the world. Small teams can do great things. This is a true example of Australian innovation at its best.” – David Thomson, Head of Regulatory Affairs.
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. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian and international market, excellence in architectural design, precinct 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 2021 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with 933 design projects 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 importance of embracing good design principles is now more important than ever as many businesses around the world have had to completely re-think their business strategies to remain competitive. The standard of design excellence represented in this year’s Awards is the best I’ve ever seen in my 25 years of running these Awards, an encouraging sign that the design sector is flourishing,” Dr. Gien went on to say.
About Good Design Australia
Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing Australia’s annual 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.