The Product Design competition has existed since 1954. Its award, the Red Dot, is an internationally recognised quality seal. The best products receive the Red Dot: Best of the Best award.

» Red Dot Award: Product Design

The competition for Design Concepts and prototypes is held annually in Singapore. The highest award for the best of all concepts is the Red Dot: Luminary which includes prize money of SGD 5,000.

» Red Dot Award: Design Concept

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design is geared to agencies, designers and companies from around the world. The best piece of work in a category receives the top award “Red Dot: Grand Prix”.

» Red Dot Award: Communication Design


News

Friday, 1 July 2005

Peter Maly and Carsten Gollnick on three-dimensional weaving technique

Three-dimensional weaving technique: weaving shapes. Sqr revitalises the technique of weaving. The woven carpet makes a discreet appearance only revealing how special it is with a second glance. More


Friday, 1 July 2005

Held + Team on the design of surgical instruments

Delicate. When the Spanish bishop and conqueror Diego de Landa ordered to burn the records on the medical knowledge of the Mayas, he did not know that he was destroying something irretrievable. The Mayas were masters of surgery and could skilfully perform highly complicated operations. Today, there are still many medical fields, in which “manual” work plays a great role. One of these fields is the resection of an enlarged prostate in urology. More


Thursday, 30 June 2005

Alexander von Ascheberg and Helmut Wagner on functionality and design

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. More


Thursday, 30 June 2005

Car designs for China: competitive edge and challenge

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. More


Thursday, 30 June 2005

Ansgar Graw on designing the patient experience

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. More


Wednesday, 29 June 2005

Millward Brown

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. More


Tuesday, 28 June 2005

Ergonomic Notebooks – A Challenge for Any Designer

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. More


Tuesday, 28 June 2005

B2B agency Gyro comes to Germany

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. More


Monday, 27 June 2005

Antonio Citterio: dimensions of design

Dimensions of design. For the Romans, the bath was an institution. It was part of daily life to take time to relax on a large scale. Today, the bath is more important than ever, since it is one of the last bastions of relaxation. Free from the demands, the daily hustle and bustle, and the noise of the environment one searches for calmness in the bath – having time for yourself and your body is the “modern luxury”. The Axor Citterio bathtub and washstand combination creates a design of relaxation with large dimensions and newly interpreted transitions. More


Monday, 27 June 2005

Internal brand formation drives company success

A brand identity which is actually lived by the company’s staff is one of the decisive factors when it comes to company success. At the same time, more than half of those interviewed concede that there is still need for optimisation along the decisive interfaces of the supply chain. These are the central results of a recent survey by BBDO Consulting. More