Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

The Red Dot jury has made its decision: These are the best products of the year

Manufacturers and designers from 54 countries entered their current product innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. 39 experts from all over the world convened in Essen to assess each individual object live and in situ in a process spanning several days.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Award-winning design and its makers: “The Real Time Brand”

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design honours projects of high design quality. Among the works which received a Red Dot: Best of the Best, the jury awards the Red Dot: Grand Prix. In 2016, the top individual award was granted to “The Real Time Brand”, designed by Grey Germany/KW43 Branddesign and Maruri Grey.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 1)

The regular registration phase runs until 14 May. In 18 categories the projects will be evaluated by a specialist jury. Some of these experts are repeatedly part of the jury. Among others Michel de Boer, Bettina Schulz, Chris Lee and Christof Rezk-Salama will select the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017

Communication design on the highest level: excellent posters

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 is well underway. Agencies, designers and companies from all over the world are currently called upon to submit their well-designed and creative works and projects from the field of communication design. A total of 18 categories are available for participation, one of them is “Poster”.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept

The Google Self-Driving Car: Interview with Designer Yoojung Ahn

The Red Dot: Luminary is the highest distinction in the Red Dot Award: Design Concept. This year’s winner is the Google Self-Driving Car. This is a vehicle that drives autonomously without human input. In an interview with Red Dot, lead designer Yoojung Ahn talks about the car’s development and about her future plans.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept

Red Dot Design-Ranking 2016 – outstanding performances by institutions

The Red Dot Design Ranking for design concepts tracks and measures the success of an organisation in producing exciting new design concepts over a period of time. The Red Dot jury of 21 international design experts awarded five institutions with the Red Dot: Best of the Best, in recognition of the outstanding effort and quality designs, one of them is "ENSCI - Les Ateliers".


The Bose Corp. design team on the design philosophy of the Bose Wave Music System

Friday, 1 July 2005

Waves in a labyrinth – giving shape to sound To make sound visible in design, giving it shape – this has been a very important subject in the history of design. The new Wave Music System by Bose is a reinterpretation of a predecessor that had been developed ten years ago and which, back then, had quickly advanced to become a classic.


Car designs for China: competitive edge and challenge

Thursday, 30 June 2005

A growing number of major car manufacturers are pushing into the lucrative Asian market, and both developers and designers are facing the question of what are the needs of Chinese car buyers. Designs in China must not be too European: German car design, Lei Yucheng, chief executive of the design house TJ Innova Engineering & Technology, says, was too conservative, and the Italians were too innovative.


Ansgar Graw on designing the patient experience

Thursday, 30 June 2005

The design for medical spaces follows its own laws. Because design here is always part of an extreme situation, it usually is a discomfort for patients. An essential aspect of good design, thus, is the balance of form, function and material. In dealing with medical devices, both physicians and patients have to feel comfortable and at ease while using these devices in medical everyday life. The cardiac SPECT camera serves to examine the human heart. Since examinations like these have so far only been possible on conventional flat patient tables, now the design of this examination unit with its ergonomically well thought-out chair is a genuine innovation.


Alexander von Ascheberg and Helmut Wagner on functionality and design

Thursday, 30 June 2005

Something natural – design without handicap. The design of orthoses has to fulfil very specific demands, as it has to do with supporting the natural courses of motions and fitting the orthoses precisely according to the wearers’ individual needs. The self-conception of the design is directly carried over to the users, exerting a significant influence on how these get along with such „mechanical aids“ in everyday life. The design also has a large impact on how the wearer perceives him- or herself with their handicap.


Millward Brown

Wednesday, 29 June 2005

The new international study “Euro Media Trends 2005” by Millward Brown identifies how different media and marketing channel performances are perceived, tells about how the media and marketing spending patterns will be planned in the future, and shows how digital and online media are being integrated into the marketing mix. For the study, the market research organisation Millward Brown conducted more than 700 interviews with marketing and media decision makers from 14 countries.