Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Red Dot Award: Communication Design – “Early Bird” registration ends on 2 April

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 is well underway. They can submit their works and projects to the international competition within the “Early Bird” registration phase until 2 April and benefit from the reduced registration fee of the first submission period.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017

Award-winning design and its makers: “Iceberg Songs”

The top individual award is the Red Dot: Grand Prix. In 2016, the award was granted to the website “Iceberg Songs” designed by Serviceplan and Pan.Net for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and gives a silent phenomenon a sound identity. 

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017

In search of the best visions, prototypes and design concepts

The Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017 offers designers, companies and universities from all over the world the opportunity to enter their product visions and put their whole creative potential to the test. The “Latecomer” submission phase ends on 24 May 2017.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

Interview with Red Dot juror Aleks Tatic

At the heart of the Red Dot Award: Product Design is its jury. In the end of February they gathered in order to test, discuss and assess every single entry in an evaluation process lasting several days. Part of the panel in 2017 will be Aleks Tatic again.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award-winning design and its makers: the chair “kayak”

The "Red Dot: Best of the Best" is the highest award of the Red Dot Award. In 2016, "kayak" by designer Patrick Norguet got the Award. The design of the chair focused on exploring the possibilities of wood.


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.


B2B agency Gyro comes to Germany

Tuesday, 28 June 2005

The largest English agency for B2B communication, Gyro International, has opened their first office in Germany. The first general manager of the Hamburg office is Andreas Bodmann, who already worked for Hewlett Packard Europe, where he was business development manager EMEA for the field of digital publishing solutions and as such in charge of the German-speaking countries and France.


Ergonomic Notebooks – A Challenge for Any Designer

Tuesday, 28 June 2005

49 million notebooks sold worldwide – this is the finding of the US marketing research institute IDC. In Western Europe alone, the share of mobile computers is to increase by another 20 per cent. The manufacturers may rejoice in such figures. Experts for ergonomics such as Alan Hedge, head of the ergonomics laboratory at the Cornell University New York, however, are concerned about users’ health since notebooks may cause postural deformities, inflammations and even impotence. Ergonomically well-designed notebooks are therefore a challenge for any designer.