Red Dot Award: Design Concept

Categories

Type of Design Concepts

Upon preparing an entry for the award, specify if the design is a “Concept” or if it is “Ready To Launch”. This allows the jury to better understand the design and will apply different criteria to evaluate a design that is still at a developmental stage compared to a design that is almost ready for the market.

More information on the evaluation criteria for a “Concept” and a “Ready To Launch” design can be found here.

Concept

“Concepts” are  designs that are still at the early developmental stage. They can be just an idea or a prototype and will not be made available for the market within the next few months or years.

Ready To Launch

“Ready To Launch” designs are almost or already fully developed as a product or a service. They may have already been announced to the market but are not yet available for delivery to the market before 2 June 2020.

Types of Categories

There are 42 categories to select from. Each category name is deliberately vague and broad to encourage unhindered imagination and innovation. The list of examples following each categories are samples and should not limit your entry. A single design concept can be submitted multiple times under different categories if the concept has attributes that is fitting to different categories.

Architecture

Habitat

Public Space

Sustainability

Energy and Power

Flora and Fauna

Life Science

Bionics

Ageing

Wellness and Beauty

Fashion and Accessories

Childhood

Education

Play

Sports and Recreation

Travel

Safety and Protection

Security

Bathroom and Hygiene

Illumination

Home Furniture

Office and Commercial Furniture

Interior Design Elements

Culinary and Kitchen

Domestic Aid and Home Appliances

Smart

Communication Technology

Wearable Technology

Entertainment

Media and Music

Interaction and User Experience

Industry and Tools

Materials and Surfaces

Computing and Productivity

Mobility and Transportation

Service Design

Visual Communication

Exhibition and Events

Packaging

Artificial Intelligence

3D Printed

Virtual and Augmented Reality