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 1,239.42 -0.17
2 Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design 1,055.85 -0.46
3 Packaging Design 587.16 0.06
4 Architecture, Building and Structure Design 502.54 0.12
5 Graphics and Visual Communication Design 499.93 0.23
6 Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design 339.80 -0.12
7 Digital and Electronic Devices Design 308.55 0.05
8 Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design 304.65 -0.35
9 Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design 222.63 -0.34
10 Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design 214.82 -0.23
11 Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design 193.99 -0.27
12 Home Appliances Design 174.46 0.42
13 Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design 127.59 -0.13
14 Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design 122.38 0.02
15 Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design 114.57 -0.23
16 Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design 111.96 -0.32
17 Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design 84.62 -0.48
18 Baby, Kids' and Children's Products Design 76.81 0.03
19 Street Furniture Design 65.10 0.65
20 Fashion and Travel Accessories Design 62.49 -0.21
21 Futuristic Design 61.19 -0.54
22 Social Design 59.89 -0.36
23 Yacht and Marine Vessels Design 57.28 0.50
24 Idea Design 55.98 -0.59
25 Interface and Interaction Design 53.38 0.20
26 Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design 46.87 0.10
27 Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design 45.57 0.48
28 Engineering and Technical Design 39.06 -0.57
29 Website and Web Design 35.15 -0.52
30 Performing Arts, Style and Scenery Design 32.55 -0.77
31 Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design 31.25 0.10
32 Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design 28.64 0.50
33 Unexpected Design 27.34 -0.40
34 Security and Surveillance Products Design 27.34 0.30
35 Digital and Broadcasting Media Design 26.04 1.10
36 Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design 26.04 1.10
37 Event and Happening Design 24.74 -0.73
38 Photography and Photo Manipulation Design 23.43 -0.90
39 Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design 23.43 0.60
40 Landscape Planning and Garden Design 23.43 -0.30
41 Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design 22.13 -0.50
42 Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design 20.83 -0.70
43 Movie and Animation Design 19.53 -0.15
44 Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design 19.53 -0.90
45 Writing, Literature and Content Design 18.23 0.77
46 Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design 14.32 1.60
47 Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design Award 14.32 1.60
48 Prosumer Products, Tools, and Machinery Design 13.02 1.10
49 Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design 13.02 1.10
50 Young Design 11.72 -0.90
51 Agriculture, Horticulture and Fisheries Design 11.72 0.60
52 Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design 11.72 -0.90
53 Information Technologies Design 10.42 0.10
54 Awards, Prize and Competitions Design 10.42 0.10
55 Energy Products and Devices Design 10.42 0.10
56 Heavy Machinery Design 10.42 0.10
57 Urban Planning and Urban Design 9.11 -0.40
58 Meta, Strategic and Service Design 7.81 2.10
59 Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design 7.81 -0.90
60 Creative Legacy, Retro and Evergreen Design 7.81 2.10
61 Adult Toys and Products Design 7.81 2.10
62 Excellence in Design 6.51 -1.40
63 Music, Audio and Sound Design 6.51 1.10
64 Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design Award 6.51 1.10
65 Car and Land Based Motor Vehicles Design 6.51 -1.40
66 3D Printed Forms and Products Design 6.51 1.10
67 Public Awareness, Volunteerism, and Society Design 5.21 0.10
68 Education and Training Content Design 5.21 0.10
69 Print and Published Media Design 5.21 0.10
70 Cybernetics, Prosthesis and Bio-Engineering Design 5.21 0.10
71 Aerospace and Aircraft Design 3.91 -0.90
72 Banking and Finance Instruments Design 3.91 -0.90
73 Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Design 3.91 -0.90
74 Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design 2.60 -1.90
75 Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design 2.60 -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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