Coates is proud to have been awarded the prestigious Good Design Award for our K2 Self-Order Kiosk. The highest honour for design and innovation in Australia, the internationally-renowned award was announced today during 2020 Good Design Week.
The K2 Kiosk received the esteemed Good Design Award Gold Accolade in the Product Design Consumer Electronics category in recognition of outstanding design and innovation.
The annual Australian Good Design Awards are prestigious internationally recognised awards, with a respected 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.
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 sheer brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world, said Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia.
The significance of the 2020 Good Design Award is underpinned by the record number of submissions, with an astonishing 835 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards.
The Good Design Awards Jury praised K2 Kiosk, commenting, "There's design excellence in redefining a category that was purely functional and reductionist to something more appealing, attractive and approachable with inviting forms, surfaces, materials and colours. There's a great combination of industrial and natural materials that makes this an inviting product to use. It has a simple form with limited visible technology which makes it less threatening as a tool. Well done."
Rob Cervetto, a Coates Group designer and member of the team that created the K2, explained, "The project presented us an opportunity to reimagine the interpretation of a digital self-ordering kiosk. We carefully considered and challenged our approach to the form, function and flexibility of the kiosk, focusing on the user journey and concealing distracting features - providing visual clarity to the overall design that is clean and inviting, and facilitating an immersive customer experience.”