Thursday 15 June 2017

The Australian Human Rights Commission and Deloitte Consulting have won the 2017 Good Design Award for best overall digital design for ‘Magna Carta: The Story of Our Freedom.

The Australian Human Rights Commission worked with Deloitte’s Narrative Strategy Team to develop a series of digital education resources to tell the story of the evolution of human rights and in particular, the way in which the Magna Carta has shaped rights and freedoms in Australia. The resources were released in 2015 to coincide with the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

“We had such fun working with the team at Deloitte on developing the resources and I’m thrilled that we’ve won a Good Design Award” said Commission President Gillian Triggs. “The Magna Carta is a momentous piece of our human rights history. The origins of some of our fundamental rights and freedoms, such as the right to a fair trial and access to justice, can be traced back to principles written down in the Magna Carta. While these resources were created to teach this history to young people, I’ve found that they are thoroughly enjoyed by audiences of all ages.”

“This has been one of my favourite projects to have worked on and also one of the biggest challenges we have been set – summing up the Rule of Law and explaining why fundamental human rights are so important,” says Matt Taylor, Director of Deloitte Narrative Strategy. “It has been great to have the chance to work with the Commission again and it is a source of pride that our work can be used as part of the national curriculum.”

The digital resources – including an interactive infographic, a short animated video and accompanying teacher resources – have been mapped to the Australian Curriculum for History and Civics and Citizenship for Years 5 and 6 and Years 9 and 10.

The Commission, Deloitte Consulting and Cool Australia are currently working on a follow-up series of resources based around the theme ‘The Story of Our Rights and Freedoms.’ The new resources will be released within the coming months.

> Check out the award winning Magna Carta: The Story of Our Freedom resources.

Photo caption: Matt Taylor (Director Narrative Strategy, Deloitte), Gillian Triggs (President, Australian Human Rights Commission), Matt Nguyen (Magna Carta Lead Designer, Deloitte) and Padma Raman (Executive Director, Australian Human Rights Commission)


See also: Magna Carta video