2020 年 4 巻 1 号 p. 1_67-1_74
This paper is a study of the expansion of design fields. In this paper, we outline the ways in which design has expanded based on the trends in design award application categories. The results show trends over 13 periods in Japan's Good Design Award, which boasts 63 years of history. Furthermore, we were able to define 26 application categories that span these periods. The application categories were sorted into three broad groups based on an analysis using trend data for each period. Elsewhere, the results of an analysis of category trends in China's Red Star Design Award revealed category classification methods similar to those in Japan after 2008. Moreover, based on the periodic shifts in the design award category classification concepts of these two countries, we arrived at the conclusion that future design categories may consistently involve a tradeoff between categories of soft service design and public hardware systems.