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Oct 21, 2014
Niklas Mortensen
The Interaction Awards is an embodiment of the IxDA mission of improving the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design. From the beginning of the initiative, the goal has been to elevate exemplar work from all over the world, connecting people and competence across borders. The last four years have proven there is a need for an arena to showcase the work being done all over the world, especially beyond the traditional strongholds of our profession and now we are looking for partners to take the not-for-profit awards program one step further.
10/13/14
Janna DeVylder
We’re excited to announce the shortlist of entries for the 2015 Interaction Awards. Seventy nine projects from 15 countries have been elevated for consideration by our legion of international peer reviewers and our esteemed Jury who added additional projects for consideration. Many thanks to all who shared their stories and submitted their work. Congratulations to those who have been selected!

The shortlisted entries will have the opportunity to further refine and resubmit their projects for final Jury consideration at CIID in November and publishing on the Interaction Awards website. All shortlisted project entries will be shared publicly and eligible for People’s Choice leading up to Interaction15.

Please congratulate the 2015 Interaction Awards Shortlist, across six categories: (more...)
9/14/14
Janna DeVylder
We cannot wait to see the goodness that has come in to this year's Interaction Awards. Even better will be sharing that with all of you.

Next for us is starting the peer review process. We have asked over 100 Interaction Design colleagues to take part in the process, with each project being reviewed at least three times. It's that rating that will help us determine which projects move on to the shortlist, and thus into the Jury weekend.

We will announce the shortlist on October 14th. Thank you for celebrating Interaction Design and sharing your stories!
9/11/14
Janna DeVylder
Being a global bunch, it probably doesn't hurt to clarify what time Sept 14 at 11:59 PM ET is for where you are. Here's a general idea, starting with our base! (more...)
9/1/14
Niklas Mortensen
The Interaction Awards are delighted to announce a media partnership with The Interaction Design Foundation. Alongside IxDA, the Foundation is one of the most important and well-respected resources for quality open-sourced design education. Together the Interaction Design Foundation and IxDA reach across the globe in a united effort to elevate Interaction Design and User Experience. (more...)
8/31/14
Steve Baty
The constant search for improvements to our existing services can play a faint second fiddle, lost in the media hype surrounding 'game-changers'. But the steady march of optimisation creates better and better interactions, reducing waste, error, and frustration. Bit by bit we become more efficient; more effective; more productive! (more...)
8/8/14
Janna DeVylder
With our Jury Weekend now firmly set for end of November, we've found some wiggle room in the schedule for submission to the 2015 Interaction Awards.

We’re happy to announce the new submission deadline of Sunday, September 14th at 11:59 EDT.

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8/5/14
Steve Baty
Celebrated in design industry magazines. Lauded in the business press. Disruptive ideas are the heroes of our tech-focused society. And for all the attention they receive, disruption is an elusive outcome of the creative process.

So let's take a moment to review what we mean by "disruption", and why it is so difficult to come by.

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7/16/14
Steve Baty
This is the second post in a series of articles that will form an integral part of the Interaction Design Yearbook.

The Interaction Awards have a Connecting category to look at excellence in interaction designs that "facilitate communication between people and communities". For me, the strongest entries here are ones that facilitate the strongest connections in the most interesting ways, rather than simply interesting interactions that connect people. [more...]
7/6/14
Steve Baty
This is the first post in a series of articles that will form an integral part of the Interaction Design Yearbook.

The 2014 Interaction Awards were handed out at the conclusion of the Interaction 14 conference, held at the beginning of February in Amsterdam.

Looking over the winning entries I'm struck by the physicality of the form in which the interaction takes place for many of the entries. (more...)
7/1/14
Janna DeVylder
The 2015 Interaction Awards are now open until 31 August, 2014 for submissions. In its fourth year, the Interaction Awards recognize and celebrate examples of excellence in Interaction Design across domains, channels, environments and cultures. We welcome entries for concept and production projects from students and professionals from around the world. We’re excited to continue inspiring the global Interaction Design community to share, discuss and celebrate the state of Interaction Design.
5/26/14
Janna DeVylder
IxDA's 2015 Interaction Awards will be open for submission from July 1st to August 31st, 2014. Spread the word! Get ready!

Coming into its fourth year, the Interaction Awards recognize and celebrate examples of excellence in Interaction Design across domains, channels, environments and cultures.

Outstanding projects will be recognized across six categories that speak to the intentions of our designs and the nature of the interactions we create: Optimizing, Engaging, Empowering, Expressing, Connecting, Disrupting.
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