Design Business Insights
Published by A' Design Award
Hong Kong in

All Industries

Ranked and Sorted

Hong Kong Ranked

by Competitiveness in All Industries

Rank Design Category Competitiveness
1 Hong Kong in Interior Space and Exhibition Design 990 5 47 94 79 56
2 Hong Kong in Architecture, Building and Structure Design 234 6 20 19 6 2
3 Hong Kong in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design 85 1 2 8 9 5
4 Hong Kong in Graphics and Visual Communication Design 52 - 1 7 3 5
5 Hong Kong in Packaging Design 46 - 3 4 3 3
6 Hong Kong in Event and Happening Design 46 - 3 6 1 2
7 Hong Kong in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design 38 - 2 3 4 2
8 Hong Kong in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design 36 - 1 3 5 2
9 Hong Kong in Digital and Electronic Devices Design 29 - 4 - 1 3
10 Hong Kong in Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design 28 1 - 3 2 2
11 Hong Kong in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design 25 - 3 2 - 1
12 Hong Kong in Fashion and Travel Accessories Design 19 - - 4 1 -
13 Hong Kong in Baby, Kids' and Children's Products Design 19 - 1 - 2 4
14 Hong Kong in Home Appliances Design 19 1 2 - 1 -
15 Hong Kong in Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design 19 1 2 - 1 -
16 Hong Kong in Wearable Technologies Design 17 - 1 3 - -
17 Hong Kong in Website and Web Design 16 - - 2 2 1
18 Hong Kong in Engineering and Technical Design 14 - 2 1 - -
19 Hong Kong in Landscape Planning and Garden Design 14 1 - - 2 1
20 Hong Kong in Spatial Design 13 - - - 3 2
21 Hong Kong in Urban Planning and Urban Design 13 - 2 - 1 -
22 Hong Kong in Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design 12 - - 3 - -
23 Hong Kong in Adult Toys and Products Design 11 1 1 - - -
24 Hong Kong in Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design 10 - 1 - 1 1
25 Hong Kong in Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design 9 - - 1 1 1
26 Hong Kong in Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design 9 1 - - 1 -
27 Hong Kong in Street Furniture Design 9 - - 1 1 1
28 Hong Kong in Interface and Interaction Design 9 - 1 1 - -
29 Hong Kong in Luxury Design 9 - - 1 1 1
30 Hong Kong in Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design 9 - - 1 1 1
31 Hong Kong in Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design 9 - 1 1 - -
32 Hong Kong in Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design 9 - - 1 1 1
33 Hong Kong in Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design 8 - - 2 - -
34 Hong Kong in Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design 8 - - 2 - -
35 Hong Kong in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design 8 - 1 - 1 -
36 Hong Kong in Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design 8 - - - 2 1
37 Hong Kong in Social Design 7 - - 1 1 -
38 Hong Kong in Futuristic Design 6 1 - - - -
39 Hong Kong in Graphics Design 5 - - - 1 1
40 Hong Kong in Unexpected Design 4 - - 1 - -
41 Hong Kong in Limited Edition and Custom Design 4 - - 1 - -
42 Hong Kong in Governance and Public Services Design 4 - - 1 - -
43 Hong Kong in Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design 4 - - 1 - -
44 Hong Kong in Print and Published Media Design 3 - - - 1 -
45 Hong Kong in Education and Training Content Design 2 - - - - 1
46 Hong Kong in Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design 2 - - - - 1
47 Hong Kong in Public Awareness, Volunteerism, and Society Design 2 - - - - 1
48 Hong Kong in Photography and Photo Manipulation Design 2 - - - - 1
49 Hong Kong in 3D Printed Forms and Products Design 2 - - - - 1
50 Hong Kong in Excellence in Design 2 - - - - 1
51 Hong Kong in Industrial Design 2 - - - - 1

List above shows Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is most competitive in Interior Space and Exhibition Design (design strengths) followed by Architecture, Building and Structure Design and Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch 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 Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong.

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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