Design of the Year: Better Shelter by the Ikea Foundation and the UN Refugee Agency —
The modular Better Shelter is made from recyclable plastic, comprises only 68 components, and can be assembled in as few as four hours.
Each structure is large enough to house a family of five, and includes a solar panel to power lights and charge devices. Since production started in 2015, 16,000 units have been delivered to countries around the world.
A team at the NASA Johnson Space Center and the IRPI LLC devised the Space Cup, which utilizes capillary forces and surface tension to replicate an earthly drinking experience aboard the International Space Station.
Category Winner, Graphics: "Blackstar" album cover by Jonathan Barnbrook —
David Bowie's parting gift for his adoring fans was not only beautiful to listen to, but also beautiful to look at. Barnbrook's Unicode Blackstar symbol adorned the album cover and marketing material.
Category Winner, Transport: Lumos by Eu-wen Ding and Jeff Haoran Chen —
Lumos, which its creators claim is the world's first smart bicycle helmet, flashes brake lights and turn signals when the wearer slows down.
Courtesy Max Wagenblass
Category Winner, Digital: OpenSurgery by Royal Collefe of Art (London) and the Kyoto Institute of Technology —
The OpenSurgery robotic surgeon concept combines 3D printing, laser-cutting technology and surgical equipment to provide a cheaper alternative to human surgical care.
Courtesy Juuke Schoorl
Category Winner, Fashion: Kids vs. Fashion —
In a video, artist Yolanda Dominguez interviewed a group of eight-year-olds at a school in Madrid to get their thoughts on ad campaigns from the world's most famous fashion houses. Their answers, while often humorous, highlighted the disparity between how men and women are represented in fashion images.
Courtesy Design Museum
Nominated: Adidas x Parley running shoe —
This shoe from Adidas and Parley is the first running shoe to use illegal deep-sea gillnets and recycled ocean plastic. Only 100 pairs were made.
Nominated: VIA 57 West by BIG —
Bjarke Ingels' firm steered clear of Manhattan's traditional silhouettes, occupying a spot on the island's periphery with a sharp, scooped out structure.