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Entrants must be a current student of the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
student enrolled at Western Sydney University undergraduate, post graduate, PhD, etc
1. Western Sydney University students must register for the Laser Wizard Innovation Awards at
www.laserwizard.com.au. Register by: 5:00pm 31st August
2. Use your Western Sydney University student number/s on all pages of your design concept
3. Submit the design concept as a PDF file format.
4. Designs must be a maximum of 4 pages, covering the 4 main categories below.
5. Entries must be received prior to competition close on:
5:00pm Friday 12th October 2018
6. Design Entries must be submitted by one of the following options.
a. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (file limit 10Mb)
b. Post disc or USB to: PO Box 883, St Marys, NSW, 1790
c. In Person Deliver disc or USB to: 8 Anne Street, St Marys, NSW, 2760
7. Develop a design concept for a product, a service, or a product-service system combination that
enriches the built environment of Greater Western Sydney, which emphasises smart
sustainable health and human comfort factors.
8. Students must clearly communicate how their design concept enhances the sustainability of the
built environment, including either the outdoor or indoor settings. The student must clearly
show the product (or product/service system) within its surroundings, demonstrating its
application for personal, public, corporate or community based use and engagement.
9. Design concepts may show innovation with clear progression from existing products in order to
establish innovation by 20% minimum difference.
10. Design concepts must be a total / whole /product or product-service system.
11. Design concepts must include 30% Laser cutting. Excludes IT systems.
12. The number of components and their assembly throughout the design concept should be
13. The weight and wastage in the design concept should also be considered.
14. Design concepts should clearly communicate how the product (or product-service system) is
used by the consumer.
15. Design concepts must be suited to the demographic of users for the chosen product/service
type, within the geographic of Western Sydney.
16. Design concepts should consider the prohibitive issues consumers with accessibility constraints
17. Design concepts must show consideration for the type of environment in which the consumer
will use the product/service system, and where it is stored.
18. The design concept must consider the safety of consumers and eliminate potential hazards.
19. Design concepts should consider applicable Australian Standards and appear safe.
20. Design concepts should consider the user experience and their consumer appeal.
21. Students are required to consider the environmental impact, (in particular the impact of the
Urban Heat Island Effect), with respect to water and energy, transportation, ecosystems,
conservation, and waste.
22. Design concepts should exhibit the sustainability strategies of Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and
Restore, taking inspiration from Closed Loop Systems, changing behaviours or influencing
23. Design concepts should demonstrate the reasons for their choice of materials, also providing
preference towards recyclable or compostable materials being used where possible.
24. Design concepts should be conscious of minimising energy consumption over existing systems,
and where possible students should identify which of the 17 Global Goals For Sustainable
Development that the design concept has aligned to.