Article published on 14 September 2023
In the world of design, innovation is the key to success. It’s about pushing boundaries, challenging conventions, and creating solutions that make our lives better.
Proludic, a leading player in the field of outdoor playground, fitness and sports equipment, has recently achieved a remarkable milestone by winning the prestigious Good Design Award for their new ACTI’FUN activity range. This recognition not only signifies their commitment to excellence but also highlights the significant impact this product range has on promoting active and healthy lifestyles across all ages. Since 1958, the internationally recognised annual Australian Good Design Awards have promoted and celebrated excellence in design and innovation.
The ACTI’FUN range is not just a me-too copy of run-of-the-mill sports equipment; it represents the culmination of in-depth research into the market, creativity, manufacturing finesse, and a deep understanding of the importance of physical activity for children. With its vibrant colours, ergonomic design, and multifunctional components, ACTI’FUN stands as a testament to the power of thoughtful design to a problem.
To be recognised with an Australian Good Design Award tells the world this project not only represents design excellence, but it also surpasses the criteria for design innovation and design impact. The Good Design Award is an independent endorsement of professional design quality.Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Australian Good Design Awards
One of the standout features of ACTI’FUN is its versatility and ability to provide innovative social spaces to be active within. It caters to children and adults of all ages and abilities while fostering inclusivity in these spaces. Whether it’s climbing, stepping, balancing, pushing, or pulling, ACTI’FUN provides a holistic experience that promotes physical development, coordination, and social interaction. It’s not just an activity area; it’s a platform for a community to grow and learn together.
The Good Design Award is not handed out lightly; it is a testament to the product’s ability to make a positive impact on design and society via its end users. ACTI’FUN excels in this regard by addressing the growing concerns about sedentary lifestyles among children and adults.
In an age where screens and digital devices often dominate free time, ACTI’FUN encourages us to step outside, explore our physical capabilities, and engage in active play. This not only contributes to physical health but also enhances our cognitive and emotional development.
Proludic’s commitment to sustainability also shines through in ACTI’FUN’s design. The materials used are eco-friendly and durable, ensuring that the equipment remains in excellent condition for years, even under the harshest weather conditions. This not only reduces the environmental footprint but also offers long-term cost savings for communities and clients alike.
Winning the Good Design Award is a remarkable achievement, but it also highlights the broader impact that ACTI’FUN can have.
Recent studies from Sports England have shown that only half of 5-15-year-olds and adults are doing their recommended daily amount of exercise and the problem becomes apparent. Therefore, with this as a backdrop, ACTI’FUN is a catalyst for positive change, with the potential to transform public spaces into vibrant hubs of activity and interaction. By helping to foster healthy habits from an early age, ACTI’FUN contributes to reducing the burden of lifestyle-related diseases and promotes a culture of wellness in communities.
Moreover, ACTI’FUN encourages social inclusion. Activity hubs equipped with ACTI’Ninja, ACTI’Fit & ACTI’Street equipment become gathering points for families and friends, bridging generational gaps and creating strong bonds within the community. It’s not just a place for children and adults to enjoy; it’s a space where memories are made, teamwork thrives and everyone is active.
In a world where we are constantly bombarded with technological advancements, the ACTI’FUN therefore reminds us of the value of simplicity and physical activity. It can reconnect all of us with the outdoors. It is a beacon of hope for a healthier, more active future while still embracing technology through its ACTI’FUN app on mobile devices to guide and teach new users.
Proludic’s ACTI’FUN range winning the Good Design Award is not just a celebration of design prowess; it’s the ultimate recognition of the company’s dedication to creating a better world through innovative concepts.
As we look ahead, it serves as a reminder that innovation and creativity can lead us towards a brighter, healthier, and more inclusive future. This is what we truly believe here at Proludic! ACTI’FUN is not just a piece of activity equipment; it’s a symbol of progress and a testament to the power of design to transform lives.
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