The Swayn Centre for Australian Design wishes to dedicate the launch of our new digital platform to the tireless efforts of Australia’s Frontline Medical Workers.

Never before have we witnessed a greater need for ‘good design’ to step-up and follow through on it’s promise of making the world a better place.

Never before have we observed the redesign of daily life on a global scale.

Never before have we experienced the role of design more directly within our daily lives.

From PPE to social distancing.
From border closures to travel bubbles.
From Zoom meetings to domestic workspaces. From real-time data to real-time policymaking.

Never before has good design been so important.

As we look toward a post-pandemic reality, we encourage all Australians to support one another as we begin to co-design an even brighter future.

Welcome to the new home of Australian Design.

The Swayn Centre for Australian Design acknowledges the Ngunnawal, the Ngunawal and the Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.