Insights for Design in Japan: Years 2010 - 2017

Top design categories in Japan is displayed. To learn more about the categories, please click on the names.

Rank   Country Awards Score Average
7 Japan 215 888 28 54 74 36 23 4.13

Rank   Name Surname Awards Score Average
1 Graphics and Visual Communication Design 64 288 12 22 17 12 1 4.50
2 Interior Space and Exhibition Design 39 157 4 9 15 6 5 4.03
3 Architecture, Building and Structure Design 33 119 1 4 15 7 6 3.61
4 Packaging Design 11 53 3 3 5 - - 4.82
5 Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design 12 43 - 3 4 2 3 3.58
6 Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design 7 32 1 3 2 1 - 4.57
7 Landscape Planning and Garden Design 4 21 2 1 1 - - 5.25
8 Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design 5 21 1 - 3 1 - 4.20
9 Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design 4 17 - 2 1 1 - 4.25
10 Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design 5 15 - 1 1 - 3 3.00
11 Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design 2 12 2 - - - - 6.00
12 Photography and Photo Manipulation Design 3 11 - - 2 1 - 3.67
13 Fashion and Travel Accessories Design 2 9 1 - - 1 - 4.50
14 Spatial Design 2 8 - - 2 - - 4.00
15 Website and Web Design 2 8 - 1 - 1 - 4.00
16 Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design 2 8 1 - - - 1 4.00
17 Prosumer Products, Tools, and Machinery Design 1 5 - 1 - - - 5.00
18 Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design 1 5 - 1 - - - 5.00
19 Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design 1 5 - 1 - - - 5.00
20 Young Design 1 5 - 1 - - - 5.00

About Design Business Insights for Japan : The list above displays and ranks the most popular design categories in Japan; i.e. the table above is a list of grouping of design awards won most popularly by the designers from Japan. The number one ranked spot in this list is therefore the answer to the question: "Which is the most popular design category in Japan?" If you click on a category, you will be able to discover which countries are excelled at that particular design category.

Japan Design Strengths

Rank   Name Surname Awards Score Average
1 Graphics and Visual Communication Design 64 288 12 22 17 12 1 4.50
2 Interior Space and Exhibition Design 39 157 4 9 15 6 5 4.03
3 Architecture, Building and Structure Design 33 119 1 4 15 7 6 3.61

Japan Design Weaknesses

Rank   Name Surname Awards Score Average
32 Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design 1 2 - - - - 1 2.00
33 Futuristic Design 1 2 - - - - 1 2.00
34 Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design 1 2 - - - - 1 2.00

Japan Design Opportunities

Rank   Name Surname Awards Score Average
4 Packaging Design 11 53 3 3 5 - - 4.82
5 Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design 12 43 - 3 4 2 3 3.58
6 Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design 7 32 1 3 2 1 - 4.57

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