The WDR (World Design Rankings) aim to provide additional data and insights to industry professionals regarding the state of the design industry. WDR ranks all of the participating countries based on the number of designers that have received the A' Design Award. The rankings aim to provide a snapshot of the design potential of countries worldwide by highlighting their creative strengths, design weaknesses and available opportunities.
The "Design Business Insights" section provides the ranking of countries based on their success in diverse design fields and creative categories. Using the "Design Business Insights" section, design enthusiasts are able to discover leading countries in relation to specific design sectors and get answers to questions along the lines of "Which country is best in industrial design" and"Which country is best in interior design?".
This year, nine new countries were included in the rankings: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Luxembourg, Kenya, Tanzania, Liechtenstein, Armenia, Cameroon and Swaziland.
To provide some insight into some of the projects that contributed to the World Design Rankings, we've put together a list of some of our favorite winning submissions: