Melbourne Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design


Key Dates

5 May - Standard Deadline
9 June - Final Deadline
16 June - Judging & Ratings
29 June - Rating closes
30 June - Winners announced
27 July - Awards Presentation
1 September - DESIGN SUMMIT

Welcome to the 2016 MEL [city] design awards.

We’re in exciting times, where tech and innovation are creating an infinite realm of possibilities. The key to making those possibilities reality is great design.  The [city] design awards program provides marketplace recognition across an extensive range of categories and celebrates the creativity and courage of those who are leading the way. 

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Monash University Delivers a New Design Showpiece

🕒 23/08/2016

Monash University's Clayton Campus has had cause to become a regular on Urban Melbourne owing to the volume of new buildings delivered across the sprawling campus over the past five years, and the calibre of design associated with these recent additions. The latest addition was revealed yesterday with $45 million seeded to create a new performance centre.

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Design: The Non-Rational Accelerator

🕒 22/08/2016

Design exists in the non-rational. It proposes according to who we are, what we want and what we need. Leading organisations realise this and embrace the non-rational.

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The Next Billion Dollars: Considering the Value of Design

🕒 22/08/2016

Classically design has been valued in terms of resource costs. This might make sense at a project level, it is less relevant in enterprise wide design. The transformation of design from the design department to the boardroom means different thinking, different concepts and different measures of value.

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Enterprise Wide Design: A Cultural Shift DRIVENxDESIGN

🕒 22/08/2016

A cultural shift is occurring around design. In leading organisations design has moved out of the department and into the boardroom and is driving strategy at the very top of the level of the organisation. This transformation is Enterprise Wide Design.

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Frog Designs A Life-Saving MRI Machine For Newborns

🕒 17/08/2016

Aspect Imaging, in partnership with the design consultancy Frog, has created a new MRI machine designed with newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of hospitals in mind. Because the system can safely be placed inside the NICU, the new machine dramatically decreases the time and preparation involved in a typical MRI.

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