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 1,222.35 -0.15
2 Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design 1,081.11 -0.44
3 Packaging Design 593.68 0.09
4 Graphics and Visual Communication Design 503.69 0.25
5 Architecture, Building and Structure Design 487.44 0.12
6 Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design 352.46 -0.14
7 Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design 322.46 -0.32
8 Digital and Electronic Devices Design 304.96 0.04
9 Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design 218.72 -0.33
10 Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design 211.22 -0.23
11 Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design 201.22 -0.24
12 Home Appliances Design 173.73 0.44
13 Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design 122.48 -0.13
14 Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design 117.49 0.02
15 Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design 109.99 -0.23
16 Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design 107.49 -0.32
17 Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design 81.24 -0.48
18 Street Furniture Design 76.24 0.79
19 Baby, Kids' and Children's Products Design 73.74 0.03
20 Fashion and Travel Accessories Design 64.99 -0.19
21 Social Design 62.49 -0.33
22 Futuristic Design 58.74 -0.54
23 Yacht and Marine Vessels Design 54.99 0.50
24 Idea Design 53.74 -0.59
25 Interface and Interaction Design 51.24 0.20
26 Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design 51.24 0.20
27 Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design 43.74 0.48
28 Engineering and Technical Design 37.50 -0.57
29 Website and Web Design 33.75 -0.52
30 Performing Arts, Style and Scenery Design 31.25 -0.77
31 Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design 31.25 1.10
32 Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design 30.00 0.10
33 Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design 27.50 0.50
34 Unexpected Design 26.25 -0.40
35 Security and Surveillance Products Design 26.25 0.30
36 Digital and Broadcasting Media Design 25.00 1.10
37 Event and Happening Design 23.75 -0.73
38 Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design 22.50 0.60
39 Landscape Planning and Garden Design 22.50 -0.30
40 Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design 21.25 -0.50
41 Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design 20.00 -0.70
42 Photography and Photo Manipulation Design 18.75 -0.90
43 Movie and Animation Design 18.75 -0.15
44 Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design 18.75 -0.90
45 Writing, Literature and Content Design 17.50 0.77
46 Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design Award 17.50 0.77
47 Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design 16.25 0.43
48 Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design 13.75 1.60
49 Prosumer Products, Tools, and Machinery Design 12.50 1.10
50 Young Design 11.25 -0.90
51 Agriculture, Horticulture and Fisheries Design 11.25 0.60
52 Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design 11.25 -0.90
53 Information Technologies Design 10.00 0.10
54 Awards, Prize and Competitions Design 10.00 0.10
55 Energy Products and Devices Design 10.00 0.10
56 Heavy Machinery Design 10.00 0.10
57 Urban Planning and Urban Design 8.75 -0.40
58 Meta, Strategic and Service Design 7.50 2.10
59 Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design 7.50 -0.90
60 Creative Legacy, Retro and Evergreen Design 7.50 2.10
61 Adult Toys and Products Design 7.50 2.10
62 Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design 7.50 -0.90
63 Excellence in Design 6.25 -1.40
64 Music, Audio and Sound Design 6.25 1.10
65 Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design Award 6.25 1.10
66 Car and Land Based Motor Vehicles Design 6.25 -1.40
67 3D Printed Forms and Products Design 6.25 1.10
68 Public Awareness, Volunteerism, and Society Design 5.00 0.10
69 Education and Training Content Design 5.00 0.10
70 Print and Published Media Design 5.00 0.10
71 Cybernetics, Prosthesis and Bio-Engineering Design 5.00 0.10
72 Aerospace and Aircraft Design 3.75 -0.90
73 Banking and Finance Instruments Design 3.75 -0.90
74 Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Design 3.75 -0.90
75 Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design 2.50 -1.90
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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