Designs of the Year 2019 nominees include genderless voice and home HIV test kit - architecture and design

Designs of the Year 2019 nominees include genderless voice and home HIV test kit

Contenders for this year's Beazley Designs of the Year awards include Diller Scofidio + Renfro's The Shed, a pocket-sized home HIV test kit, and the world's first genderless voice.
A total of 76 innovative designs including clothing, buildings, apps, books, homewares and posters that have made a strong global impact are nominated for this year's award, which is given by London's Design Museum.
Projects range from the serious ? such as ProxyAddress, a system that provides the homeless with the postcode of an empty address so that they don't lose access to services ? to the playful, including a game featuring a tiny AR avocado.
The Lia flushable pregnancy test was nominated in the Product category
Sustainability was an important factor in many of the designs such as the Lia flushable pregnancy test, an online directory for reusing architectural waste called Opalis and the Olio app that encourages neighbours to share unwanted food. Nominations were made in six categories ? architecture, design, fashion, graphics, product and transport ? with a winner in each category and an overall winner, to be announced later this year.
Across the categories, this year's nominations are the most international and gender-balanced list to date, according to the Design Museum.
A home HIV test kit designed by Hans Ramzan has been nominated for the award
In the architecture category, high-profile projects such as The Shed in New York designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Rockwell Group and th...

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