World Design Ranking 2016

The World Design Rankings (WDR) is a ranking which classifies countries based on the number of their designers who received the A’ Design Award. The A’ Design Award and Competition, which sponsors this ranking, started in 2010 with the aim of promoting talented designers and good designs from all over the world. The ranking itself seeks to show up the design potentials and leading arts in different countries, in addition to pointing out their strengths and weaknesses.

The world design rankings map for 2016

The world design rankings map for 2016

The WDR is built on a system of points which depends on the type of the award, where the platinum award counts as 6 points, the golden award counts as 5, the silver award counts as 4, the bronze award counts as 3, and the Iron A’ award counts as 2. In 2016’s rankings, the United States kept its place on top of the list with a credit of 369 awards, followed by Turkey who also maintained its runner-up position. China surpassed Honk Kong and Italy to get third place, followed by the other two successively, while Taiwan, UK, Japan, Brazil, and Germany occupied the rest of the top 10 ranks in that order.

Current Aggregated World Design Rankings: Years 2010 – 2016

Rank Country Awards Score Average
1  United States of America 396 1451 26 78 114 93 85 3.66
2 Turkey 297 1031 11 50 85 73 78 3.47
3 China 266 1017 18 59 89 58 42 3.82
4 Hong Kong 242 870 12 41 77 61 51 3.60
5 Italy 202 719 11 36 59 45 51 3.56
6 Taiwan 195 701 6 23 76 66 24 3.59
7 Great Britain 148 563 12 30 52 25 29 3.80
8 Japan 131 553 21 35 40 22 13 4.22
9 Brazil 102 380 7 22 30 22 21 3.73
10 Germany 101 361 5 15 37 20 24 3.57
11 Iran 82 280 9 35 19 19 3.41
12 Republic of Korea 81 278 4 12 23 18 24 3.43
13 Greece 78 276 2 11 29 21 15 3.54
14 Singapore 71 230 4 4 21 18 24 3.24
15 Russian Federation 69 238 3 11 20 15 20 3.45
16 India 66 195 2 4 12 19 29 2.95
17 Portugal 65 252 8 14 16 16 11 3.88
18 Spain 64 228 5 10 18 14 17 3.56
19 Canada 58 209 3 11 17 14 13 3.60
20 Mexico 57 193 2 7 19 12 17 3.39
21 Australia 55 204 6 9 15 13 12 3.71
22 France 48 172 1 13 13 7 14 3.58
23 Belgium 46 168 2 6 19 12 7 3.65
24 Lithuania 35 129 7 16 6 6 3.69
25 Switzerland 32 112 3 2 10 10 7 3.50
26 Lebanon 29 107 3 5 9 4 8 3.69
27 Poland 28 107 3 5 7 10 3 3.82
28 Netherlands 27 107 3 3 13 6 2 3.96
29 Ukraine 27 94 1 6 7 4 9 3.48
30 Kuwait 26 99 2 4 10 7 3 3.81
31 Hungary 23 71 2 7 5 9 3.09
32 Czech Republic 23 75 2 9 5 7 3.26
33 Finland 21 77 3 4 2 7 5 3.67
34 Bulgaria 21 81 1 3 11 4 2 3.86
35 Egypt 21 66 1 2 5 4 9 3.14
36 Croatia 19 58 1 5 7 6 3.05
37 Malaysia 19 64 1 9 4 5 3.37
38 Denmark 18 61 3 4 8 3 3.39
39 Uruguay 18 65 1 2 6 7 2 3.61
40 Israel 18 61 1 1 7 4 5 3.39
41 Romania 17 62 4 6 4 3 3.65
42 Jordan 15 53 3 7 5 3.53
43 United Arab Emirates 15 52 1 1 5 5 3 3.47
44 Philippines 14 49 2 5 5 2 3.50
45 Slovenia 13 55 1 3 7 2 4.23
46 Austria 13 49 1 3 4 2 3 3.77
47 Thailand 13 49 2 2 4 1 4 3.77
48 Moldova 13 55 1 4 6 1 1 4.23
49 New Zealand 12 38 1 1 2 3 5 3.17
50 Sweden 11 48 2 4 2 2 1 4.36
51 South Africa 11 45 1 2 5 3 4.09
52 Argentina 11 36 2 2 4 3 3.27
53 Latvia 10 37 2 4 3 1 3.70
54 Serbia 9 33 1 2 1 3 2 3.67
55 Ireland 9 33 1 1 3 2 2 3.67
56 Saudi Arabia 8 18 2 6 2.25
57 Viet Nam 7 22 1 1 2 3 3.14
58 Guatemala 7 29 2 4 1 4.14
59 Indonesia 6 24 1 1 1 3 4.00
60 Norway 6 20 2 2 2 3.33
61 Slovakia 5 15 1 3 1 3.00
62 Kyrgyzstan 5 25 1 3 1 5.00
63 Cyprus 5 12 1 4 2.40
64 Peru 4 14 1 1 1 1 3.50
65 Estonia 4 14 2 2 3.50
66 Venezuela 3 10 2 1 3.33
67 Iceland 3 7 1 2 2.33
68 Faroe Islands 2 7 1 1 3.50
69 Kazakhstan 2 5 1 1 2.50
70 Puerto Rico 2 5 1 1 2.50
71 Sri Lanka 2 7 1 1 3.50
72 Palestine 2 4 2 2.00
73 Colombia 2 4 2 2.00
74 Pakistan 2 4 2 2.00
75 Bangladesh 2 11 1 1 5.50
76 Georgia 2 5 1 1 2.50
77 Azerbaijan 2 7 1 1 3.50
78 Chile 1 5 1 5.00
79 Macedonia 1 2 1 2.00
80 Belarus 1 2 1 2.00
81 Oman 1 3 1 3.00
82 Albania 1 5 1 5.00
83 Swaziland 1 2 1 2.00
84 Qatar 1 5 1 5.00
85 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 1 3 1 3.00
86 Montenegro 1 4 1 4.00
87 Malta 1 4 1 4.00
88 Liechtenstein 1 3 1 3.00

Further information available on worlddesignrankings.com

On the website of the WDR, you will find the Current Aggregated World Design Ranking which covers the years from 2010 to 2016 and includes 88 countries. When you click on any country, you will find a ranking list of its top designers, and if you click on the name of any of these designers, their profile page will open. The profile page contains background data and contact info of the designer, making it easier for the media and industry leaders to find and reach them.

While the World Design Ranking is country based, the DAC-Design Classification is category based. The Design fields are ranked in this classification according to competitiveness and difficulty. Inside each field, you will find a list of its top designers, from all over the world, ranked based on the number of A’ Design Awards they were granted; and just like with WDR, you can find the profile page and contact info of these designers if you click on their names.

Finally, if you are not interested in a particular category or country, you can find an overall ranking of top designers, artists, and architects, altogether, on the Designer Rankings website. The Ranking list displays the name, workplace, and number of A’ awards per each designer, in addition to a link to their profile pages.

All these rankings contribute to the publicity of the A’ Design Awardees by advertising their products and linking them to the world. It also takes globalization in its best forms to the fields of design and creative industries. You, as well, can be part of the movement, by applying for the A’ Design Award on their website with your most outstanding projects.

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