Official triple j app wins two major design awards

Staff Writer
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The ABC has won two gongs at the Good Design Awards, awarded for design and innovation.

The official triple j app took out the Best In Class Category, the highest level of award given out for design excellence.

Having relaunched in 2018, the triple j app connects with ABC’s youth audience and includes features like live radio, podcasts and catch-up episodes and segments from across the triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed networks.

Other key features recognised include up-to-the-minute playlists for all music, and the ability to add songs directly to Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube Music streaming services.

Listener engagement tools as part of the app include polls and emoji reactions.

Since relaunch, the app has grown its average weekly users by over 70%, and is especially popular during peak usage periods such as the Hottest 100 or events like Requestival, Splendour In The Grass and Ausmusic Month.

The Good Design Awards Jury praised the app as “a brilliant example of the role of design in driving strategy for a brand (triple j) and then also using this to drive change inside a wider organisational context”.

ABC Chief Digital & Information Officer Helen Clifton said the achievement reflected he ABC’s commitment to providing innovative, forward-thinking design and accessibility solutions for its audiences.

The ABC was also awarded a Good Design Award for its Kid’s app, in the Digital Apps and Software category.

“The Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country. We are so proud to be recognised with two Good Design Awards this year for our ABC Kids app and our triple j app,” she said.

“Winning these awards represents the concerted efforts of our ABC digital, production and engineering teams in developing and delivering exceptional experiences for our audiences, so I am thrilled their efforts have been recognised in this way.”

Over 830 submissions were evaluated in this years Good Design Awards.

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