Beazley Designs of the Year reveals 2019 winners

Best overall design examines the wider impact of AI

Anatomy of an AI System by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler has been named overall winner of Beazley Designs of the Year 2019.

The infographic and research project unearths the social and environmental impact of voice assistant devices – including the human labour, data and resources that are required during the lifespan of a device.

Now in its 12th year, Beazley Designs of the Year celebrates innovative and impactful products, concepts and designers by showcasing world-class design projects from the last 12 months.

The Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition is at the Design Museum's home in Kensington, London, until 9th February 2020. 

The winners of the six categories are as follows:

Architecture

  • Maya Somaiya Library
  • Designers: Sameep Padora and Associates

Digital (and overall winner)

  • Anatomy of an AI System
  • Designers: Kate Crawford of AI Now Institute and Vladan Joler

Fashion

  • adidas Originals by Ji Won Choi
  • Designers: Ji Won Choi in collaboration with adidas

 Graphics

  • Amorepacific architectural branding 
  • Designers: Sascha Lobe at Pentagram with L2M3

 Product

  • CATCH: The HIV Detector
  • Designers: Hans Ramzan

Transport

  • GACHA Self-driving Shuttle Bus
  • Designers: MUJI and Sensible 4 

See here for more information on the winners or visit the Design Museum website.