2017 GOV Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital, service design & experience design, design champion, best project, best transformation, best innovation plus specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design


DRIVENxDESIGN [GOV] -  2nd May 2017

[get involved] with local designers, leaders and thinkers, who are accelerating transformation #DRIVENxDESIGN.

How do you accelerate?

Design that is agile, future focused and Made for People. Celebrate the courage, excellence and diversity of Melbourne's leading design giants and join THE DESIGN 100 community to connect, learn and share ideas - [tickets]

Why do we need to accelerate?

Being DRIVENxDESIGN is a start, accelerating is how you stay in the lead pack. Spend a day immersed in the hottest design projects - [tickets]

Who is accelerating?

Change is a given, the challenge is what to change, how to change it and when. The design winners; their clients; their management; their design studio and their clients. You could be as well - join us as we collectively push the peddle to the metal and accelerate - [tickets]

[summit] program

9.00 - 9.30 Registration & Networking

9.30-11.00 Session 1: Design Courage

Discussion topics
– Enable & accelerate business goals
– Motivated project sponsors
– Inspiring teams
– Courage, research, execution, success

11.00-11.25 Morning tea

11.25 – 1.00 Session 2: Made for People

Discussion topics
– Human centered design
– Design as experience
– Design for community
– Design inclusion
– Design benefits
– Design difference

1.00 - 2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.30 Session 3: The Design Economy

Discussion topics
– Design to accelerate business
– Design to position business
– Design to differentiate
– Design for benefit

3.30 - 3.55 Afternoon Tea

3.55 - 4.45 Session 4: Future Now

Discussion topics
– The design spectrum current, next, future
– Leveraging design research
– Design trends
– Design game changers

5.00 - 7.30 Session 5: [GOV] Design Awards Presentation 

5.00 - 5.30 Arrival
5.30 - 7.30 Awards Presentation


Design Summit - Host 
Guided by renowned presenter, FenellaASIC Australia Post Australian Securities and Investments Commission, BMW Group, City of Melbourne, City of Sydney Department of Education and Training, Melbourne Fashion Festival Ltd, Moonee Valley City Council, Office of the Environment and Heritage, NSW, RANZCR, SBS Media, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, TIS National, Toowoomba Regional Council, Transport for NSW, VicRoads, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, WorkSafe Victoria.


Afternoons with Albert, ASIC Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Butterfly, City of Sydney, Deloitte Digital, Frost*collective, Gridstone Pty Ltd, Immediacy Immediacy, Johnson Pilton Walker, Landor, Monkii, Outware Mobile, Reading Room, TACSI, Toowoomba Regional Council.