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Rank Design Category Competitiveness Difficulty
1 Interior Design
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
3,002.24
Extremely Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.13)
2 Furniture Design
Furniture Design
886.53
Significantly Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Harder (Δ-0.18)
3 Architecture Design
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
819.52
Significantly Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.31)
4 Packaging Design
Packaging Design
774.50
Significantly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.12)
5 Graphic Design
Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design
653.49
Significantly Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Harder (Δ-0.19)
6 Jewelry Design
Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design
352.82
Considerably Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.14)
7 Lighting Design
Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design
328.78
Considerably Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.02)
8 Consumer Electronics Design
Digital and Electronic Devices Design
212.06
Moderately Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.33)
9 Art Design
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design
196.78
Moderately Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.11)
10 Kitchenware Design
Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design
157.26
Moderately Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.20)
11 Home Appliance Design
Home Appliances Design
146.67
Moderately Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Easier (Δ0.25)
12 Vehicle Design
Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design
112.45
Moderately Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.35)
13 Sanitary Ware Design
Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design
99.21
Somewhat Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Easier (Δ0.21)
14 Accessory Design
Fashion and Travel Accessories Design
97.98
Somewhat Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚
Normal (Δ-0.08)
15 Fashion Design
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
95.54
Somewhat Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚
Normal (Δ-0.09)
16 Toy Design
Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design
79.85
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.07)
17 Building Components Design
Building Materials and Construction Components Design
74.15
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.06)
18 Landscape Planning Design
Landscape Planning and Garden Design
73.33
Somewhat Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Easier (Δ0.10)
19 Street Furniture Design
Street Furniture Design
70.69
Somewhat Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚
Normal (Δ0.07)
20 Photography Design
Photography and Photo Manipulation Design
70.69
Somewhat Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Easier (Δ0.15)
21 Advertising Design
Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design
70.48
Somewhat Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Easier (Δ0.22)
22 Baby Products Design
Baby, Kids' and Children's Products Design
70.48
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.08)
23 Web Design
Website and Web Design
69.67
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.14)
24 Sustainable Product Design
Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design
69.46
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.10)
25 Medical Product Design
Medical Devices and Medical Equipment Design
67.83
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.00)
26 Gift Design
Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design
67.43
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.20)
27 Print Design
Print and Published Media Design
66.61
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.02)
28 Hospitality Design
Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design
65.19
Somewhat Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.32)
29 Spatial Design
Spatial Design
62.95
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.25)
30 Interface Design
Interface and Interaction Design
57.85
Somewhat Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Easier (Δ0.10)
31 Social Design
Social Design
56.83
Somewhat Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.37)
32 Mobile Design
Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design
55.82
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.07)
33 Event Design
Event and Happening Design
52.76
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.11)
34 Movie Design
Movie, Video and Animation Design
51.54
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.24)
35 3D Printing Design
3D Printed Forms and Products Design
43.80
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.17)
36 Sports Equipment Design
Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design
42.37
Slightly Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Easier (Δ0.11)
37 Yacht Design
Yacht and Marine Vessels Design
39.93
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.10)
38 Graphics Design
Graphics Design
39.52
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.41)
39 Textile Design Design
Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design
37.28
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.02)
40 Care Design
Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design
36.26
Slightly Competitive
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Moderately Harder (Δ-0.57)
41 Industrial Design
Industrial Design
36.26
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.47)
42 Luxury Design
Luxury Design
34.63
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.16)
43 Culinary Art Design
Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design
34.43
Slightly Competitive
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Moderately Easier (Δ0.91)
44 Security Products Design
Security, Safety and Surveillance Products Design
32.19
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.05)
45 Cosmetic Product Design
Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design
31.78
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.15)
46 Engineering Design
Engineering and Technical Design
30.96
Slightly Competitive
❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Easier (Δ0.26)
47 Pet Supply Design
Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design
30.96
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.09)
48 Footwear Design
Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design
29.13
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.32)
49 Cultural Heritage Design
Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design
28.11
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.19)
50 Futuristic Design
Futuristic Design
26.07
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.26)
51 Idea Design
Idea Design
26.07
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.49)
52 Urban Planning Design
Urban Planning and Urban Design
25.26
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.11)
53 Computer Graphics Design
Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design
21.19
Normal
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.46)
54 Protective Equipment Design
Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design
20.78
Normal
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.25)
55 Limited Edition Design
Limited Edition and Custom Design
20.57
Normal
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Normal (Δ-0.06)
56 Real Estate Design
Construction and Real Estate Projects Design
18.94
Normal
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Normal (Δ0.04)
57 Hardware Design
Hardware, Power and Hand Tools Design
18.33
Normal
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.21)
58 Education Design
Education, Teaching Aid and Training Content Design
16.09
Normal
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Moderately Harder (Δ-0.61)
59 Generative Design
Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design
16.09
Normal
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.22)
60 Furniture Accessory Design
Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design
16.09
Normal
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.25)
61 Performing Art Design
Performing Arts, Style and Scenery Design
15.89
Normal
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Normal (Δ0.01)
62 Machinery Design
Prosumer Products, Tools, and Machinery Design
15.69
Normal
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.13)
63 Robotics Design
Robotics, Automaton and Automation Design
14.87
Less Competitive
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Moderately Easier (Δ0.52)
64 Wearable Technology Design
Wearable Technologies Design
14.46
Less Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.16)
65 Service Design
Meta, Strategic and Service Design
13.65
Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.01)
66 Musical Instrument Design
Musical Instruments Design
13.65
Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.01)
67 Energy Design
Energy Products, Projects and Devices Design
13.24
Less Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.12)
68 Design Quality Design
Design Quality and Innovation
10.19
Less Competitive
❚❚❚
Moderately Easier (Δ0.63)
69 Accolade Design
Awards, Prize and Competitions Design
9.78
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Easier (Δ0.46)
70 Audio Products Design
Audio and Sound Equipment Design
9.57
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Harder (Δ-0.18)
71 Volunteerism Design
Public Awareness, Volunteerism, and Society Design
8.56
Moderately Less Competitive
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Moderately Harder (Δ-0.54)
72 Cybernetics Design
Cybernetics, Prosthesis and Implant Design
7.94
Moderately Less Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.36)
73 Adult Product Design
Adult Toys and Products Design
7.94
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚
Moderately Easier (Δ0.79)
74 Information Technologies Design
Information Technologies Design
7.13
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚
Normal (Δ-0.04)
75 Agriculture Design
Agricultural Tools, Equipment and Machinery Design
6.52
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚
Normal (Δ0.02)
76 Media Design
Digital and Broadcasting Media Design
6.52
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Easier (Δ0.46)
77 Disposable Product Design
Disposable and Single-Use Product Design
6.52
Moderately Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.02)
78 Office Furniture Design
Office Furniture Design
5.91
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.32)
79 Scientific Instrument Design
Scientific Instruments and Research Equipment Design
5.91
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚
Considerably Easier (Δ1.29)
80 Manufacturing Design
Manufacturing and Processing Machinery Design
5.91
Moderately Less Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.32)
81 Aircraft Design
Aerospace and Aircraft Design
5.30
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.29)
82 Interaction Design
Interaction Design
5.30
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Easier (Δ0.17)
83 Music Design
Music, Audio and Sound Design
4.28
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚
Normal (Δ-0.04)
84 Heavy Machinery Design
Heavy Machinery Design
4.07
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Harder (Δ-0.21)
85 Photography Equipment Design
Camera and Photography Equipment Design
3.87
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.37)
86 Outdoor Furniture Design
Garden and Outdoor Furniture Design
3.67
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚
Normal (Δ0.06)
87 Infrastructure Design
Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Design
3.67
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚
Normal (Δ0.06)
88 Car Design
Car and Land Based Motor Vehicles Design
3.46
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Harder (Δ-0.14)
89 Automotive Accessory Design
Automotive Accessories and Car Care Products Design
3.26
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.34)
90 Camping Gear Design
Outdoor Gear and Camping Equipment Design
3.26
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Easier (Δ0.46)
91 Hospitality Products Design
Hospitality, Restaurant and Catering Products Design
2.65
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.29)
92 HVAC Design
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Products Design
2.65
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.29)
93 Computer Design
Computers and Computer Accessories Design
2.44
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Moderately Harder (Δ-0.54)
94 Office Appliance Design
Office and Business Appliances Design
2.04
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Harder (Δ-0.21)
95 Excellence Design
Excellence in Design
1.83
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚
Moderately Easier (Δ0.96)
96 Video Products Design
Video and Broadcasting Equipment Design
1.22
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Moderately Harder (Δ-0.54)
97 Trade Design
Wholesale, Retail Trade, Commerce and E-Commerce Design
1.22
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Moderately Harder (Δ-0.54)
98 Kitchen Furniture Design
Kitchen Furniture, Equipment and Fixtures Design
1.02
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚
Considerably Easier (Δ1.46)
99 Design Research Design
Advanced Design and Design Research
1.02
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚
Considerably Easier (Δ1.46)
100 Strategic Design
Strategic Design
0.61
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Moderately Harder (Δ-0.54)
101 Universal Design
Ease of Use and Universal Design
0.41
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Considerably Harder (Δ-1.54)
102 Media Design
Entertainment, Content Creation and Streaming Media Design
0.41
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Considerably Harder (Δ-1.54)

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