Nüdel Kart from Playground Ideas has received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Social Impact category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
The deconstructable, mobile cart also received a prestigious Good Design Award Gold Accolade in the Product Design Sport and Lifestyle category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
Nüdel Kart can be reconfigured in endless ways to encourage self-directed learning. It uses specific loose parts to help children develop 21st Century skills such as collaboration, negotiation, communication, creativity and resilience. It is also designed specifically for ease-of-use for busy educators.
“A beautiful platform for our next generation of problem solvers. A ‘learning by making’ solution, the Nüdel Kart brings together a well made kit of many different parts that allow creativity to take over. The jury liked the fact that kids can start by deconstructing the kart and inventing their own play ‘thing’ using their own imagination. Judging from the video and interviews with the creators, teachers and children – it really hits the mark,” the Good Design Awards Jury commented.
“A great process to diagnose the problem, just an absolutely awesome product all round. Any product that encourages self-directed learning and helps children develop 21st Century skills should be highly commended.”
The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’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 market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, design strategy, social impact design and young designers.
More than 55 Good Design Awards Jurors evaluated each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in good design and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition at this level.
Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia, said, “Receiving a Good Design Award is a significant achievement given the very high calibre and record number of entries received in 2020.
“There’s no doubt it has been a really tough year for everyone so it’s nice to be able to share some good news for a change. The projects represented in this year’s Good Design Awards shine a positive light on our creative and innovative capacity as human beings. These inspirational winning projects give me hope and optimism that our design community will continue to innovate, no matter how challenging the world around us is.
“Australia’s Good Design Award is more than a symbol of design excellence – it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately make our lives better. These projects showcase the shear brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world.”
The 2020 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with an astonishing 835 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards.
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