World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design
With the conclusion of 2013, updated World Design Rankings were announced. The updated 2013 world design rankings of countries are based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. United States ranked as number 1 among the 69 represented countries, followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Korea, Hong Kong and Turkey which took the top positions in 2013.
World Design Rankings aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry. The ultimate aim of the world design rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design by promoting competition in creative fields. The rankings aim to provide a snapshot of the state-of-art and design potentials of countries worldwide by highlighting their creative strengths, design weaknesses and available opportunities. In addition to the standings update which includes debuting new countries such as Puerto Rico and Iceland, a new section called “Design Business Insights” has been introduced. The “Design Business Insights” section allows ranking of countries based on their success in diverse design fields and creative categories.
Design Business Insights: Furthermore, for each country, three additional tables for strengths, weaknesses and opportunities are listed. The table of “Design Strengths” displays dominant design fields, in which a country is highly competitive and successful; i.e. for example you could learn whether Italy is better in Fashion Design, Furniture Design or Graphic Design. The “Design Weaknesses” table display design fields that are below average in comparison to other countries. The “Design Opportunities” table display latent design categories that could be further explored by the country. Using this functionality press members and design enthusiasts could discover more about countries, and understand the importance of diverse design sectors for each country. These insights could also be used by policy makers to determine which specific design sectors or industries could need or receive government subsidies or subvention. To discover the complete list of countries included in the World Design Rankings, and to see in-depth design business insights for each country, interested parties could check the World Design Rankings at http://www.worlddesignrankings.com
Category Based Top Designers’ List: If you are more interested in individual designers than countries, you should check the “Design Classifications” platform instead. The “Design Classification Platform” ranks designers, artists and architects in hundreds of creative fields and design categories including architecture, interior design, furniture design, fashion design, graphics design and packaging design among others. Using the “Design Classifications” platform, design enthusiasts could get answers to their questions such as “What is the best advertising design agency in the world?”, “Who is the worlds’ leading architect?”, “Who is the best Graphics designer in Japan” etc. The “Design Classifications” platform is therefore ideal for both press members to find excellent designers, artists and architects to feature, and is also a great source for businesses who are actively seeking the top talent in any given design field. Discover “Design Classifications” and checkout category based designer rankings and discover best designers at http://www.designclassifications.com
Designer Rankings: If you are rather interested only to discover top designers, artists and architects regardless of the design discipline they excel at, you should could check the individual and overall rankings of all designers, artists and architects at the Designer Rankings platform. The Designer Rankings provides an overall score and ranking of all designers based on the number of design awards won globally, in more than hundred creative disciplines including product design, graphic design, architecture, interior design, fashion design and service design. The Designer Rankings are accessible online at http://www.designerrankings.com
World Design Rankings, Designer Rankings and Design Classifications are provided by A’ Design Award and Competition which aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best designs, design concepts and design oriented products worldwide. The primary aim of the award is to create publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for award winners while supporting the global design culture, creating incentives for entrants to come up with superior designs for a better future. Learn more or submit your projects at http://www.designaward.com
Here are some designs that helped designers take top positions in 2013:
Calendar 2014 “Town” by Katsumi Tamura
Smartstreets-Cyclepark™ by Chris Garcin and Andrew Farish Smartstreets Ltd
Rising Moon by Stanley Siu
Checkout more award winning designs at http://www.designmag.org