|Designers use principles of art, science and engineering to make products more effective, aesthetic, ergonomic, functional and safe. Countries with good design outdo others as well as themselves each year. The World Design Rankings (WDR) showcases the best countries for design, pushing the listed countries to challenge themselves to innovate often, to come up with better, more sustainable, more functional and sophisticated products for a better future. The WDR World Design Rankings are released by the A’ Design Award & Competitions, which is the worlds’ largest, most diffused design competition, that permits creativity of all kinds to compete in a fair and ethical environment. Countries that are part of the World Design Rankings demonstrate continuous and progressive design excellence, producing forward thinking and innovative products and achievements. The World Design Ranking consists of two information layers. The Country Design Rankings section is the most frequently updated and rightful index of a countries’ design prowess, while the “Design Business Insights” section shows the very best countries for distinct design categories. For example you could learn which countries are best in Architecture, which countries are best in Automobile Design, or the best Fashion Designer countries. The World Design Rankings is an excellent reflection of innovation capability of any given country as it demonstrates the design output in a clean manner, creating incentives for countries to push themselves to produce more innovation and the rankings provide recognition to those which have demonstrated excellent track records. An interesting aspect of The World Design Rankings is the fact that there is a positive correlation between economic development and the design ranking of a country, this could potentially indicate that countries investing in design and innovation grow economically but also we could state that the countries that grow are able to invest in design as well, this question of correlation is left to reader to think and reflect; does design push countries? Or economic developments push design? Or is it a spiral fuzzy mechanism which occur simultaneously. Regardless, checkout the World Design Rankings to see the top designer countries.