world design rankings 2013
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jan 06, 2014
world design rankings 2013


 

world design rankings 2013

 

 

 

each december, world design rankings (WDR) releases a list that positions countries according to the number of international juried design competitions and awards they have won over the last twelve-month period. organized by the A’ design award & competition, the aim of the WDR is to provide data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the art, architecture and design industries, and bring to light the annual contributions made to global design culture through advocation.

 

2013 saw 69 countries evaluated, with puerto rico and iceland among them, debuting for the first time under a new section called ‘design business insights’ that scores countries based on their success in diverse design fields and categories, broken down into three additional tables (strengths, weaknesses and opportunities) for each nation.

 

‘design strengths’ indicate dominant design fields in which a country is competitive and successful in, allowing media and the general public to discover who leads in specific sectors, such as: ‘which country is best in industrial design?’; ‘which country is best in interior design?’; and ‘which country is best in automotive design?’. ‘design weaknesses’ charts whether or not a country is below average in comparison to others in the context of a specific design category; while ‘design opportunities’ is an evaluation of the undiscovered areas of design which could be further explored by country.

further breaking down the world design rankings in this way allows media and design enthusiasts in the various creative disciplines, to more easily understand and discuss the importance of the discipline’s diverse areas in relation to each individual country. the insights could also be used by policy makers to determine whether or not a specific sector or industry could receive government subsidies or subvention.

 

you may view the full world design rankings for 2013 here and view the general grading for this year below:

 

score points legend:

 platinum award counts as six (6)
 a golden award counts as five (5)
 silver award counts as (4)
 bronze award counts as three (3)
 A’ award (marked as iron) counts as two (2)

 

the 2013-2014  A’ design award & competition winners have been organized under three different categories: the ‘world design rankings’ (which lists the ranking of all represented countries), ‘designer rankings’ (individual rankings of designers i.e. the design hall of fame), and ‘design classifications’ (category based rankings).

 

 


‘rising moon’ by stanley siu
platinum A’ architecture, building and urban design award winner, 2013-2014
read more about this project on designboom here

 

 


‘school of technology and management’ by nuno montenegro
platinum A’ architecture, building and urban design award winner, 2013-2014

 


‘the float real estate agency’ by kris lin
platinum A’ architecture, building and urban design award winner, 2013-2014

 

 


‘the ring house & atelier’ by marwan zgheib
platinum A’ architecture, building and urban design award winner, 2013-2014

 

 

 


‘smartstreets-cyclepark™ transformational bike parking by chris garcin and andrew farish smartstreets ltd.
platinum A’ design award winner in street furniture design category, 2013-2014

 

 

 


in addition to accessing particular information about a country’s creative status amongst others, the world design rankings also allow one to find individual designers which is possible through the design classifications platform which ranks architects, artists and designers within hundreds of different fields — from architecture, fashion and furniture design, graphic design, interior design, packaging etc. the system provides answers to questions such as: ‘what is the best advertising design agency in the world?’; ‘who is the world’s leading architect?’; ‘who is the best graphics designer in japan?’ etc. this bracket is ideal for press to locate specific designers, artists and architects to feature, as well as standing as a good resource for business who are seeking talent to collaborate with. you can discover ‘design classifications’ and find out more about the category based designer rankings at: http://www.designclassifications.com

 

 

those only interested in discovering the top architects, artists and designers, without any interest in a particular discipline, are able to check the individual and overall rankings of all architects, artists and designers on the ‘designer rankings‘ website. the system provides scores and overall standings of designers based on the number of awards won globally, drawing from more than a hundred creative disciplines that include: architecture, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, production design and service design. the ‘designer rankings’ can be viewed online at: http://www.designerrankings.com

 

 

 


A’ design award & competition

 

 

the A’ design award and competition 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

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