Which is the most competitive design field? Who are the top designers, artists and architects for different design fields? Learn answers to your questions here at DAC - Design Classifications. Discover competitiveness of different design categories and explore the best designers, artists, architects, design studios, architecture offices, creative agencies and design oriented companies in each design field. Learn about the worlds' top designers, best architects and leading artists.

Design Classifications : Years 2010 - 2014

• Design fields and creative industries are ranked based on competitiveness and difficulty.
• To see sub-rankings, please click on the design category name.

Rank Design Category Competitiveness Difficulty
1 Interior Space and Exhibition Design 1,239.16 -0.15
2 Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design 1,059.17 -0.45
3 Packaging Design 590.44 0.08
4 Architecture, Building and Structure Design 499.81 0.13
5 Graphics and Visual Communication Design 497.22 0.24
6 Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design 337.95 -0.11
7 Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design 310.76 -0.36
8 Digital and Electronic Devices Design 306.88 0.06
9 Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design 221.42 -0.33
10 Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design 212.35 -0.25
11 Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design 196.81 -0.18
12 Home Appliances Design 179.98 0.45
13 Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design 126.89 -0.12
14 Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design 121.71 0.03
15 Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design 113.95 -0.22
16 Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design 111.36 -0.31
17 Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design 80.28 -0.45
18 Baby, Kids' and Children's Products Design 76.40 0.04
19 Social Design 64.74 -0.32
20 Street Furniture Design 64.74 0.66
21 Fashion and Travel Accessories Design 62.15 -0.20
22 Futuristic Design 60.86 -0.53
23 Yacht and Marine Vessels Design 56.97 0.51
24 Idea Design 55.68 -0.58
25 Interface and Interaction Design 53.09 0.21
26 Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design 46.61 0.11
27 Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design 45.32 0.49
28 Engineering and Technical Design 38.85 -0.56
29 Website and Web Design 34.96 -0.51
30 Performing Arts, Style and Scenery Design 32.37 -0.76
31 Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design 31.08 0.11
32 Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design 28.49 0.51
33 Unexpected Design 27.19 -0.39
34 Security and Surveillance Products Design 27.19 0.31
35 Digital and Broadcasting Media Design 25.90 1.11
36 Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design 25.90 1.11
37 Event and Happening Design 24.60 -0.72
38 Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design 23.31 0.61
39 Landscape Planning and Garden Design 23.31 -0.29
40 Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design 22.01 -0.49
41 Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design 20.72 -0.69
42 Photography and Photo Manipulation Design 19.42 -0.89
43 Movie and Animation Design 19.42 -0.14
44 Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design 19.42 -0.89
45 Writing, Literature and Content Design 18.13 0.78
46 Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design Award 18.13 0.78
47 Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design 14.24 1.61
48 Prosumer Products, Tools, and Machinery Design 12.95 1.11
49 Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design 12.95 1.11
50 Young Design 11.65 -0.89
51 Agriculture, Horticulture and Fisheries Design 11.65 0.61
52 Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design 11.65 -0.89
53 Information Technologies Design 10.36 0.11
54 Awards, Prize and Competitions Design 10.36 0.11
55 Energy Products and Devices Design 10.36 0.11
56 Heavy Machinery Design 10.36 0.11
57 Urban Planning and Urban Design 9.06 -0.39
58 Meta, Strategic and Service Design 7.77 2.11
59 Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design 7.77 -0.89
60 Creative Legacy, Retro and Evergreen Design 7.77 2.11
61 Adult Toys and Products Design 7.77 2.11
62 Excellence in Design 6.47 -1.39
63 Music, Audio and Sound Design 6.47 1.11
64 Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design Award 6.47 1.11
65 Car and Land Based Motor Vehicles Design 6.47 -1.39
66 3D Printed Forms and Products Design 6.47 1.11
67 Public Awareness, Volunteerism, and Society Design 5.18 0.11
68 Education and Training Content Design 5.18 0.11
69 Print and Published Media Design 5.18 0.11
70 Cybernetics, Prosthesis and Bio-Engineering Design 5.18 0.11
71 Aerospace and Aircraft Design 3.88 -0.89
72 Banking and Finance Instruments Design 3.88 -0.89
73 Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Design 3.88 -0.89
74 Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design 2.59 -1.89
75 Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design 2.59 -1.89
DesignClassifications.com provides category based rankings for design. The index page provides a table of rankings of all design categories and creative industries based on competitiveness and difficulty. The category page ranks all the designers who have won a design award in that design category and allows you to discover the very best designers, artists and architects in each category. The displayed designer rankings are calculated based on the number of awards won at >A' Design Award & Competition, the international juried design award; current scores of designers' aggregated for the years 2010 and 2014. To see the individual designer rankings without grouping by categories please kindly vist designerrankings.com , and if you wish to see country level design rankings please visit worlddesignrankings.com.
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