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China in

All Industries

Ranked and Sorted

China Ranked

by Competitiveness in All Industries

Rank Design Category Competitiveness
1 China in Interior Space and Exhibition Design 1406 19 100 130 64 40
2 China in Graphics and Visual Communication Design 325 1 7 22 40 38
3 China in Packaging Design 211 4 4 20 25 6
4 China in Architecture, Building and Structure Design 199 8 15 15 4 2
5 China in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design 174 1 8 14 18 9
6 China in Digital and Electronic Devices Design 146 5 10 11 6 2
7 China in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design 99 - 8 6 5 10
8 China in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design 85 - 2 9 5 12
9 China in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design 71 2 3 6 4 4
10 China in Home Appliances Design 56 1 5 5 1 1
11 China in Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design 44 1 2 5 2 1
12 China in Street Furniture Design 34 - 1 2 5 3
13 China in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design 34 1 2 3 2 -
14 China in Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design 33 - 2 2 3 3
15 China in Baby, Kids' and Children's Products Design 25 - 1 3 - 4
16 China in Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design 24 - - 4 - 4
17 China in Ease of Use and Universal Design 23 - 1 1 4 1
18 China in Hardware, Power and Hand Tools Design 22 - - 3 2 2
19 China in Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design 22 - 1 2 1 3
20 China in Print and Published Media Design 20 - - 3 2 1
21 China in Industrial Design 20 - 1 - 1 6
22 China in Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design 19 - - 2 3 1
23 China in Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design 19 1 - 2 1 1
24 China in Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design 18 - 1 2 1 1
25 China in Spatial Design 18 - - 4 - 1
26 China in Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design 18 - 1 2 1 1
27 China in Graphics Design 16 - - 1 2 3
28 China in Social Design 16 - 1 1 1 2
29 China in Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design 16 - - 4 - -
30 China in Fashion and Travel Accessories Design 15 1 1 1 - -
31 China in Movie and Animation Design 14 - 1 1 1 1
32 China in Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design 14 - 1 1 1 1
33 China in Meta, Strategic and Service Design 12 - 1 1 1 -
34 China in Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design 12 - 1 - 1 2
35 China in Disposable and Single-Use Product Design 12 - - 1 2 1
36 China in Idea Design 10 - - 1 - 3
37 China in Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design 10 - 1 - 1 1
38 China in Security and Surveillance Products Design 9 - 1 1 - -
39 China in Sales, Contact Center and Customer Service Design 9 - 1 1 - -
40 China in Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design 8 - - 1 - 2
41 China in Futuristic Design 7 - - 1 1 -
42 China in 3D Printed Forms and Products Design 7 - 1 - - 1
43 China in Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design 5 - - - 1 1
44 China in Luxury Design 5 - 1 - - -
45 China in Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design 5 - - - 1 1
46 China in Interface and Interaction Design 5 - - - 1 1
47 China in Design Quality and Innovation 5 - 1 - - -
48 China in Interaction Design 5 - 1 - - -
49 China in Website and Web Design 4 - - 1 - -
50 China in Awards, Prize and Competitions Design 4 - - 1 - -
51 China in Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design 4 - - 1 - -
52 China in Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design 4 - - 1 - -
53 China in Photography and Photo Manipulation Design 4 - - 1 - -
54 China in Concealed, Hidden and Secret Design 3 - - - 1 -
55 China in Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Design 3 - - - 1 -
56 China in Heavy Machinery Design 3 - - - 1 -
57 China in Music, Audio and Sound Design 3 - - - 1 -
58 China in Musical Instruments Design 3 - - - 1 -
59 China in Landscape Planning and Garden Design 3 - - - 1 -
60 China in Public Awareness, Volunteerism, and Society Design 3 - - - 1 -
61 China in Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design 2 - - - - 1
62 China in Urban Planning and Urban Design 2 - - - - 1
63 China in Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design 2 - - - - 1
64 China in Energy Products and Devices Design 2 - - - - 1
65 China in Education and Training Content Design 2 - - - - 1
66 China in Governance and Public Services Design 2 - - - - 1
67 China in Social and Behavioral Sciences Design 2 - - - - 1
68 China in Yacht and Marine Vessels Design 2 - - - - 1
69 China in Limited Edition and Custom Design 2 - - - - 1

List above shows China design capacity in all industries and sectors. View Design Rankings and Standings in: All Industries / All Countries.

Methods

Questions and Details

1What are design business strengths of China?
China is most competitive in Interior Space and Exhibition Design (design strengths) followed by Graphics and Visual Communication Design and Packaging Design as noted in the table above. If you click on any of the categories listed above you could learn further details on them. You might be further interested in DAC - Design Classifications if you would rather find out leading designers in each design industry.

2How do you determine which industries China is competitive for?
The competitiveness of countries in diverse industries are calculated by the number of works competing for design awards from any given country in any given specific industry; the more successful contestants from a country in a specific industry, the more competitive the country in that specific industry. All design industries and disciplines from all countries are considered for the design insights rankings. For each design industry, we consider how many designers, artists, architects, brands or design agencies are literally competing by taking part in design awards from China.

3Do you have further details or more detailed rankings?
Indeed, we do and present them standalone at different websites: Designer Rankings, is a list of world-top designers, in all industries, from all countries. Design Classifications, helps you discover leading designers for any given design industry. World Design Rankings is a global ranking of design for countries, and you can also learn top designers from each country. Popular Designers Index, as its name suggests is a ranking of designers, based on popularity. You are currently at Design Insights.

Categories

Scope and Reach

Industrial Designs

The creative act of determining and defining an industrial, mass-market product's form and features influenced by factors as varied as materials, production processes, business strategy and prevailing social, commercial or aesthetic attitudes. Industrial design is a process of design applied to products that are to be manufactured through techniques of mass production.

Architectural Designs

The design activity of the architect, from the macro-level (urban design, landscape architecture) to the micro-level (construction details and furniture). Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art.

Product Designs

Product design is to create a new product to be sold by a business to its customers. The product designer's role is to combine art, science, and technology to create new products that people can use. Product design overlaps with but also highly different from industrial design as it further relates to strategic and tactical activities, from idea generation to commercialization.

Communication Designs

Communication design is a mixed discipline between design and information-development which is concerned with how media intervention such as printed, crafted, electronic media or presentations communicate with people. A communication design approach is not only concerned with developing the message aside from the aesthetics in media, but also with creating new media channels to ensure the message reaches the target audience.

Service Designs

Service design is the activity of planning and organizing people, infrastructure, communication and material components of a service in order to improve its quality and the interaction between the service provider and its customers.

Fashion Designs

Fashion design is the art of applying design, aesthetics and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. It is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place. Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories such as bracelets and necklaces.

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