The World Design Rankings (WDR) aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in the design industry. The WDR ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted the A’ Design Award.
The ultimate aim of the World Design Rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design. The rankings aim to provide a snapshot of the design potentials of countries worldwide by highlighting their creative strengths, design weaknesses, and available opportunities.
Ten new countries are included in the 2014 rankings: Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Belarus, Sri Lanka, Norway, Cyprus, Albania, Qatar and Colombia. The top 10 countries remained the same as year with the exception of China ascending the ladder from 8th to 7th position, which moved Brazil a step back.
To discover the complete list of countries included in the World Design Rankings, and to see in-depth design business insights for each country, browse the World Design Rankings at WorldDesignRankings.com.
The A’ Design Awards are an annual juried design competition honoring the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios, and design-oriented companies worldwide. The Awards are awarded annually in a wide range of categories.
To learn more about the awards, visit whatisadesignaward.com.
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