Financial Basics Foundation’s online financial literacy game – ESSI Money powered by Suncorp has won the Digital Design category of the prestigious Good Design Award ®.

The winners of Australia’s Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were announced at the Sydney Opera House last night at the 60th Annual Good Design Awards Ceremony.

ESSI Money Powered by Suncorp received the award in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

The Good Design Awards Jury commented – The UX (User Experience) design is simple and intuitive with solid design and functionality. The education potential of this project is immense (and much needed), and the IA (Information Architecture), navigation and interface design is well-resolved and can sustain playability and learning for real educational benefit.

ESSI Money is an educational product provided free to Australian secondary schools and the Financial Basics Foundation partnered with Suncorp and digital agency Liquid Interactive to create and develop this award winning resource.

The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the market, excellence in architectural design, digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design including business model innovation, social impact and design entrepreneurship.

The 60th Anniversary Good Design Awards attracted a record number of entries. From the 536 innovative designs, only 260 projects were selected to receive the coveted Good Design Award®.

As a winners of the Good Design Awards ESSI Money powered by Suncorp will be showcased to the general public during Vivid Sydney, the world’s biggest festival of light, music and ideas in Sydney from 25-27 May 2018 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay.

The winners were presented with the new sustainably designed Good Design Award trophy in Sydney. Special guest, Jan Utzon (son of Jorn Utzon, who designed the Sydney Opera House) presented the Good Design Award® of the Year on stage and congratulated all of the 2018 Winners.

About Good Design Australia and the Good Design Awards

Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing Australia¹s annual Good Design Awards and other signature design events. With a proud history that dates back to 1958, Good Design Australia remains committed to promoting the importance of design to business, industry, government and the general public and the critical role it plays in creating a better, safer and more prosperous world.