2019 nominees

Digital

What is the human labour and material cost of automated, artificial and seemingly 'cloud-based' intelligence of home-speakers? Should an automated voice have a gender? What would a human face invented by a computer program look like?

Examining the year in digital design, we see these once obscure, intangible ideas begin to take form: a genderless voice created to lessen bias and promote inclusion, a diagram detailing the processes and systems used to build and operate an Amazon Alexa, and a rotating sequence of invented people.

Nominees

alterego

A virtual assistant commanded by your thoughts

Anatomy of an AI System

A map visualising the real cost of AI

Avo

A game starring an augmented-reality avocado

Meet Q: The First Genderless Voice

A voice with a gender-neutral identity

Myriad (Tulips)

A system for training algorithms to learn

OLIO – The Food Sharing App

A neighbour to neighbour food sharing app to reduce food waste

This Person Does Not Exist

A website that generates fake portraits

VFRAME: Visual Forensics and Metadata Extraction

An open-source toolkit for forensic examination

WikiD: Women, Wikipedia, Design

An initiative aiming at contributing more profiles of women architects to Wikipedia

Xperia Touch

A portable and interactive projector

exhibition

Beazley Designs of the Year 2019

Discover the most innovative designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design from the past 12 months, as nominated by design experts from around the world.