Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Competent, experienced, renowned: International experts award the Red Dot for outstanding communication design

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 launched at the beginning of March. All those who wish to submit their work and themselves to the scrutiny of the Red Dot Jury have until 15 June 2018 to register for the design competition. In a process spanning several days, 24 experts, including three new jury members, will decide which entries will receive the Red Dot labels.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 have been chosen

This year, companies and designers from 59 countries entered more than 6,300 innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. 69 entries – just 1.1% of all entries – received the top award in the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best. The “Red Dot”, which stands for good design quality, was awarded 1,684 times, while 45 objects won an Honourable Mention, which is given to a particularly well-executed aspect of design work.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept

Last chance to submit for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2018

The jury of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2018 will come together in Singapore soon to select the best design innovations, prototypes and ready to launch products for the year. The results set off a series of important events to celebrate the best design concepts of 2018.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

This is how the jury awards prizes: behind the scenes with Red Dot CEO Pro. Dr. Peter Zec

At the moment, the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 is calling for entries. Until 29 May, designers, agencies and companies from around the globe can submit their works during the regular registration period. All competition entries will be evaluated by the Red Dot Jury with regard to their design quality and creativity. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, reveals how the experts make their decision.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Annual Reports – or the design of a business year

The works which received a prize in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 prove that an annual report must not be boring. As an instrument of self-expression, company reports fit in seamlessly with the corporate design and convince readers with facts and figures that are edited and visualised appropriate for the target group.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Communication design from Japan: creation under the sign of the rising sun

For many years, Red Dot is maintaining intensive relationships with Japan.The country’s designers regularly prove their know-how in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, too. In the recent competition, the highest single distinction, the Red Dot: Grand Prix, went to Tokyo.


Robert G. Allan on the challenge of ship-handling tug design

Sunday, 26 June 2005

Marine aesthetics – defined mobility For most trading nations, the sea is the most important route of transport for exchange of goods. More than 90 per cent of the total world trade is handled via sea routes. To enable bulky transport ships to manoeuvre in coastal waters and ports, harbour tugs are of great importance to tow the ships on the spot. The Z-Tech is a new category of harbour tugs designed by world-renowned Canadian naval architect, Mr. Robert Allan.


The BMW Group’s Design Team on design and aesthetics of a motorcycle

Sunday, 26 June 2005

Tight shapes for the road. The visual language of a motorcycle was subject to numerous evolutionary developments throughout its history. It was always attempted to combine new technologies with the personal message of the brand. As such, each innovative redesign of the BMW boxer motors was spectacular in its own way.


The Linde Design Team on design and ergonomics

Saturday, 25 June 2005

On ergon and nomos. The term ergonomics is a hybrid word, derived from the Greek “ergon” (work) and “nomos” (law or rule). Today, ergonomics is an internationally valid maxim in design, and the T20 / T24 SP stand-on electric pallet truck designed by the Linde design team is just another example of how sophisticated design can effectively improve the working environment.


The Product Design at Festo

Saturday, 25 June 2005

Emotion – language of forms for machines A uniform and aesthetic language of forms plays an increasingly important role in the field of mechanical engineering. Not an easy task in the face of the plurality of uses. The Festo company combines innovative technologies with a distinct use of forms, for example the new handling module, designed by Karoline Schmidt.