Red Dot Award: Communication 2016

The results are in

The winners of this year’s Red Dot Award: Communication Design have been chosen. Participants from across the world were able to demonstrate their skill in a total of 21 categories. The numerous communication and design projects were evaluated by a jury of 26 industry experts. In an appraisal process lasting several days, they decided who would be awarded the Red Dot this year.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Digital tools for innovative Design”: exhibition by solidThinking

From 20 September until 3 October 2016, the exhibition “Digital tools for innovative Design – solidThinking” shows in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, how modern software supports designers in their work and enables them to maximally exploit the potential of a product.

Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

The best product designs from 2016

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore features a new collection of the latest innovations from this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design. The exhibition showcases product solutions with refined technology, improved combination of materials and increased emphasis on users’ comfort and convenience. The exclusive presentation runs until 30 November 2016.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Making a Difference / A Difference in Making”

The Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany will present the exhibition “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making” from September 27 to October 30, 2016. The collection brings together pioneering 3D-printed works of art, design, engineering and science. The exhibition is curated by Marta Malé-Alemany, architect and recognized researcher in the field of digital fabrication technologies, and produced by Materialise, a 3D printing company based in Belgium.

CONVERGE 2016

A new form of conference

From 20 to 21 September, product designers, developers and innovators will come together at the CONVERGE 2016. For two days, big names of the industry will give lectures on the latest developments from the field of virtual design creations in the course of the new conference series initiated by the software company solidThinking. In the SANAA building Essen, Germany, participants can look forward to presentations of well known product developers.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Photo galleries of the award ceremony

The best products are chosen and the proud laureates reveived their trophies at the Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany. Congratulations to all winners of the Red Dot Award Product: Design 2016! Photos of the Red Dot Gala can be seen and downloaded in the galleries.


World Design Capital Helsinki 2012

Friday, 3 June 2011

The association Icsid (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) was founded in 1957 and is a non-profit organisation that sets its goal on creating a world in which design increases our social and cultural as well as our economical and ecological quality of living. The Icsid is supported in its efforts by well-known members, such as Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot award and former president of the council.


red dot award: communication design – application period ends soon, jury is ready and waiting!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

By 17 June creative minds of communication design still have the chance to register and hand in their works for the renowned “red dot award: communication design 2011”. Today the latecomers’ time for applications is on, which provides designers, agencies, design offices and clients of communication design works the opportunity to submit their creative achievements in this crucial phase and may be honoured with one of the much sought-after red dots afterwards.


Game design as a yardstick for game quality: Prof. Dr. Winfred Kaminski joins the red dot jury

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The days of cult pixel games and clumsy graphics are long over. For years now, there has been a trend toward photorealistic games, as the endless possibilities of software and hardware now allow for a standard of images that influences not just games developers but also TV and cinema productions.


Lighting the way in design - CTRUS football by AGENT

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Last year, a newly established Mexican company, AGENT, received the red dot: luminary for their CTRUS football. CTRUS is an airless ball which contains electronic components that communicate factors such as kick force, travel speed and ball location. More than just to provide statistics, the football is able to provide a visual guide in the game, with light and colour suitable for the situation.


red dot award: communication design 2011 - website now available in Chinese

Friday, 20 May 2011

red dot is now offering a Chinese version of our the red dot award: communication design 2011 website for Chinese speaking participants.