The infographic and AI System Anatomy research project is the design winner of the year 2019 from The Design Museum in the digital design category. The project reveals the social and environmental consequences of voice assistant devices. Analyzes the amount of human work, data, and resources required over the life of a single device, from manufacturing to disposal, using the popular Amazon Echo device as an example.
Authored by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler, the project demonstrates
the impact of the device on a global scale from mining metals from the earth
necessary to build it and the resulting environmental effects, up to the data
about the user that the device gathers.
The project also highlights the huge pay gap between executives working in the sector and the children employed to extract minerals, who would have to work 700,000 years to earn the same amount.
The Design Museum has also awarded awards for
other categories, namely: architecture, fashion, product, graphic design and automotive.
Sameep Padora and Associates won the architecture category for the Maya Somaiya Library, a school library in Kopargaon, near Mumbai, India.
The design of the building allows children
walk and play on the roof. Ilori praised her “sleek design, which
it was all about community ”and emphasized that it fulfilled the objectives doubly
leisure and education.
In the fashion category, the winner was a collaboration between
Adidas sportswear brand and designer Ji Won Choi, which combines the
Silhouette of Korean traditional clothes and brand tracksuits.
Hajj described it as a “collaboration
very good ”, stating that he won“ because he used a design language
traditional in a new way. ”
“It’s a rare thing – an approach
genuinely interesting and fresh about sportswear, ”said Hajj. “Him
plays with proportion and is an excellent use of pattern cutting ”.
In graphics, the award went to Sascha Lobe at Pentagram with L2M3 for his brands, graphics and signage at the new headquarters of the beauty and cosmetics company Amorepacific in Seoul, designed by David Chipperfield.
“Wayfinding is one of the most
challenging graphic design and this execution is exquisite and
smart, ”said Douglas.
“The simple four-sided map that
relates the building to the surrounding river, mountain, park, and city
means you always know where you are in the building, ”she said. “It’s architecturally sensitive and highly functional.”
The winner of the product design category was Hans Ramzan for Catch, a simple HIV test kit. The low-cost self-test device is designed for users in emerging countries who may not have access to early diagnosis of medical care.
Thompson pointed out that design “will help to
save lives ”and shows how design can have a positive impact. “This one
This project will be particularly useful where there is still a stigma surrounding HIV and
Where cost is a barrier to diagnosis, ”he said.
Muji was the winner in the transportation design category for the autonomous car created by the Finnish company Sensible 4. It works in all weather conditions, is useful, efficient and beautiful.
Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic described the awards as a “vital part” of museum production. He praised the awards program for bringing to the forefront “the most revealing, intriguing and exciting new design in the world.”
The Design Museum is a museum in Kensington, London, covering products, industrial design, graphics, fashion and architecture.