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Feb 12, 2015
Janna DeVylder
We’re honored to announce this year’s top winners for the fourth annual Interaction Awards!

The top winners were announced at the Interaction Awards Celebration and Interaction15 closing party, sponsored by Bloomberg. [more...]
Niklas Mortensen
Every year we get an amazing group of people together from all around the world to review and deliberate the projects that made it through the peer review process and into the shortlist. When you have a group of industry tinkers and thinkers from all corners of the world gathered for a full weekend, it would be a terrible waste if we didn't sit them down and get their perspective on our field of work.
Janna DeVylder
You've voted, and we've tallied. We're thrilled to announce the five finalists for the People's Choice Award! The winner of this award will be voted upon by the attendees of the Interaction15 conference on Tuesday, 10th February. You'll then find out the People's Choice when we celebrate all of our amazing finalists at the Interaction Awards Celebration on Wednesday, 11th February! [more...]
Niklas Mortensen
Recently we posted about our passion for designing the user experience here at Bloomberg. Well today, we are pleased to share one of the ways we are bringing that passion to a much broader platform. Building on our strong relationship with the Interaction Design Association's (IxDA) New York chapter, we will be sponsoring their annual event and their leadership awards this year.
Janna DeVylder
We’re looking forward to celebrating the 2015 Interaction Awards on February 11th at Interaction15, but there is one award to choose: The People’s Choice Award. [more...]
Janna DeVylder
Two weeks ago, our global Jury met at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) to review all of the shortlisted entries and choose the best examples of Interaction Design for 2015. It was an enormous task for our amazing jury to narrow down to five finalists per category, and they were up for the challenge.

We’re pleased to announce the finalists of the 2015 Interaction Awards, all of whom will be celebrated at Interaction15 in San Francisco, CA 9-11 of February, 2015. Best in Category, Best Student, Best in Show and the winner of the People’s Choice Award (all shortlisted projects are eligible, with voting starting January 2015) will be announced live at the Interaction Awards Celebration on Wednesday evening, 11th of February. This will be a wonderful way to close out Interaction15 and celebrate. [more...]
Niklas Mortensen
We’ve just wrapped up the 2015 Jury Weekend in Copenhagen, and we look back at some truly amazing days with our esteemed group of jurors.

After 10 months of planning and conspiring, the 2015 Interaction Awards Jury gathered at the creative hub that is Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) . Part academic institution, part research facility, consultancy and incubator, CIID has positioned itself as one of the leading forces of interaction design globally. We could not have asked for a better place to stage the fourth installment of the Jury weekend, and we are grateful for the incredible atmosphere and level of detail put into every aspect of our stay.

The diversity of our esteemed jurors, both in geography and disipline created a fantastic dynamic spanning across the whole spectrum of our profession from philosophy and ethnography via service design toward core interaction design. Enterprise, consultancy and academia was equally present to frame the discussion... Read more...
Niklas Mortensen
After months of preparation the 2015 Interaction Awards Jury has gathered at Copenhagen Institute of Design (CIID) for a weekend of intense deliberation, narrowing down the short-list to a set of finalists - the best of the best.

Over the weekend in Copenhagen our esteemed group of 6 and our jury chair will go through an incredible portfolio of work from all over the world, evaluating each entry based on context, opportunity, impact and craft. It’s a daunting task we ask of them, and true to tradition the discussions will be heated, the schedule will be hectic, and selecting the pieces worthy of international recognition, very, very hard.
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.
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...)
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!
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...)
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...)
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...)
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.

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.

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...]
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...)
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.
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.

Interaction Awards is an initiative of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a global network of over 50,000 members worldwide dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design. Find out how to join your local group and get involved at

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