Prof. Brook Kennedy has received a 2016-17 Silver A′ Design Award in the Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category for Macronaut, a compact, magnifying lens for creative inspiration and research that works with the built-in cameras on most smartphones. The product was featured in the journal Zygote Quarterly in January 2017.
The Silver A′ Design Award is a prestigious award given to the top 5% of nominated designs demonstrating an exemplary level of quality in design. Entries to the A′ Consumer Electronics Design Awards are peer reviewed and anonymously judged by an expert jury panel of prominent academics, important press members and experienced professionals. Nominated consumer electronics designs are evaluated on pre-determined evaluation criteria to highlight only the very best consumer electronics design works.