|1946||Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (Sony) established.|
|1951||Design consultants brought in.|
|1954||Employment of designers began.|
|1958||Good Design Award given for the first time to Sony for its TR-610 radio.|
|1961||Design Group established.
Received the Mainichi Sangyo Design Award.
|1968||First design center in the United States established in New York.|
|1977||Sony's ICF-7500 radio received the Good Design Award, 20th Anniversary Prize of Minister of Ministry of International Trade and Industry.|
|1980||First design center in Europe established in Stuttgart.|
|1981||Sony International Logotype Contest held.|
|1982||Sony Design Exhibition held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.|
|1989||Sony's video camera CCD-TR55 Handycam received the Good Design Award, Grand Prize.
Sony International Student Design Competition held.
|1990||TDN (Tokyo Design Network) inaugurated with Sony becoming a member.|
|1991||Design Center established in London.|
|1993||Design Center established in Singapore.
"Sony Design" (Asahi Sonorama Ltd.) published.
|1997||Design Room reorganized and changed to Creative Center.|
|1998||Sony Digital Design Corporation established.|
|1999||Sony's AIBO ERS-111 entertainment robot received the Good Design Award, Grand Prize.
"Digital Dream" (AXIS) published.
|2000||Received the red dot Design Team of the Year Award.
AXIS Sony Design Prototype Exhibition held.
|2001||Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, Creative Design Center established.
Participated in the Internet Fair 2001 Japan.
|2002||Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Corporate Design Center established.|
|2005||Design Center established in Los Angeles.
Shanghai Creative Center established.