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Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 – competition starts with “Early Bird” submission phase

The early bird catches the worm. The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 has started with its first submission period. Until 10 April, the applicants will benefit from the reduced registration fees of the “Early Bird” phase.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

For a successful start to the career – Red Dot: Junior Award is looking for talents in communication design

Trainees, students and young professionals are also encouraged to demonstrate their design expertise – in the Red Dot: Junior Award, which is part of the international design competition.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Best Practice in advertising: when an art director hovers

Every year, only a few projects stand out in particular in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. The jury awards them with the highest single distinction, the Red Dot: Grand Prix. In 2017, among others the prize was granted to Achtung! and Studio Kraftwerk from Amsterdam for the advertising campaign “Hovering Art Director”.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018

Formidable: communication design from France

French designers regularly prove their excellent design quality in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. In 2017, for example, the agency W&CIE and Sylvain Borgarino convinced. The French agency BETC showed courage and creativity when they exchanged the famous crocodile logo of Lacoste.


Red Dot Award: Product Design

The airport in Mülheim becomes a race track: jury members test vehicles

The registration phase of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 is completed and the jury is waiting in suspense for the assessment of the products. The jurors Lutz Fügener, Ken Okuyama and Martin Darbyshire especially look forward to the judging process in the category “Cars and motorcycles” as they will not only observe the submissions, but also test them.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept

The Red Dot: Luminary – inspiration for other designers

At the Red Dot Award: Design Concept, the “Red Dot: Luminary” stands out from all the other distinctions and is the highest achievement in the competition. Considering the awarded concepts and prototypes of past years, it becomes clear that each of them is unique and forward-looking.

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.