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 2nd July 2019.

Types of Categories

There are 34 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.

Bionics

Childhood

Communication

Culinary

Domestic Aid

Education

Energy

Entertainment

Fashion

Flora and Fauna

Furniture

Green

Habitat

Illumination

Industry

Interaction

Interior Elements

Life Science

Materials

Mobile Life

Mobility

Personal Hygiene

Play

Protection

Public Space

Recreation

Relax

Security

Service

Skin

Smart

Third Age

Travel

Workplace