Last month the CAMP team was delighted to hear that the China Australia Millennial Project had been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Good Design Awards, a global award with one of the most rigorous and well-respected design evaluation systems in the world. The awards recognise innovation and quality design in the areas of product design, architectural design, service design, digital design, business model design and social innovation.
CAMP was a finalist in the 2016 Good Design Awards Social Innovation Category. We believe that greater innovation arises when diverse groups of people can connect, collaborate and ideate. CAMP brings together emerging young leaders for an experiential learning program that gives delegates real-world skills in design-thinking and cross-cultural leadership.
CAMP has been developed out of a co-design process that has ensured that our end users have shaped the development of the program. To design CAMP we held a series of co-design workshops with our target user groups to shape the design of the program. This co-design process is continuing to shape how the program develops. CAMP users are passionate about the program and several are now on staff or are volunteers. They are using their insights as users to shape the development of CAMP. The CAMP alumni network is being developed in consultation with our alumni to ensure that it meets users ongoing needs.
You can read more about our nominate for the award here, or check out our video.
CAMP wasn’t lucky enough to be judged the winning entry, but we are still delighted with being shortlisted as a finalist alongside some very impressive social innovations. The innovation that won the Social Innovation category was the Lucky Iron Fish, as cast iron ingot designed to be used in cooking preparation to eradicate iron deficiency. We think this was a pretty amazing project to be judged against and congratulate them for their win.