and the Best Awards finalists are...


After a lot of anticipation the Best Awards 2016 finalist were announced earlier this week. The lab is stoked to be finalist this year in four categories this including graphic design, product design,  public good and interactive design.

Our resident boss cat, Eden Short’s student project‘ Wayfinding for healthcare seeking’ is a finalist in both communication design and public good. Two of our postgraduate students,  Antonio Wan and Charlotte Dickson were also finalist. Antonio’s design ‘The little ones’ was a finalist in product design.  While Charlotte’s children’s book ‘Lin Breaks her Arm’ is a finalist in the public good category.

‘Small Brand Identity’ done by the lab is also one of the finalist in the graphic design category. This particular work identifies and visually represents the core values of the Auckland DHB.

Lastly our first ever app was a finalist in interactive design! The Script App is an educational app for medical students and junior doctors to learn correct antibiotic guidelines.

Thomas Mical, Head of School – Art + Design said “We did win a number of Best Awards last year, and are looking forward to more acknowledgement of our programs in 2016. Our Design Health and Wellbeing Lab at Auckland Hospital, which won the Supreme Award last year, is proving to be a design powerhouse with a number of nominations in the product, public good, communication and interactive categories this year”

Well done to the team for all their hard work! Also a huge shout out to everyone involved!

Looking forward to the Best Awards in October.