The design courses blog for BA (Hons)
and HND Vis Comm at Edinburgh College


5 March 2014

Edinburgh College has been shortlisted at the Game Changer Awards, for a project by two of our HND Visual Communication (Graphic Design) students. The Awards recognise student-led projects or initiatives inspired by Glasgow 2014 and its legacy goals, and the aim is to celebrate outstanding contributions in the run-up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The six different categories of award cover the breadth of contribution that colleges and higher education institutions are able to make to the Games and to sport in Scotland. Edinburgh College was shortlisted in the Student Achievement category for 'DO:25', an initiative developed by graphic design students Hussain Al-Khirsan and Alistair Kerr. The pair created a campaign to motivate children and adults to take part in regular physical activity.

Their resulting App design breaks a day into 25-minute chunks, allowing you to organise around your schedule, making exercise more accessible and manageable. This project was actually set by the Dept. of Health, as the Open Brief at the D&AD New Blood Awards, and on submission it won a Best of Year.

Winners of the gold, silver and bronze awards will be announced at the Game Changer Awards dinner and ceremony on Thursday 3 April 2014. Scottish comedian and broadcaster, Fred MacAulay will be master of ceremonies for the evening, and special guests will include members of the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government and Glasgow 2014 officials. And of course we will be there.

Gamechanger Awards
Game Changer finalist list
DO:25 Best of Year D&AD