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Feb 17, 2018
Molly Steenson

The seventh annual Interaction Awards ceremony took place last week at the close of Interaction Week 2018 in Lyon, France. Le Transbordeur was a phenomenal venue to celebrate our winners.

In a year where we saw some of the most innovative interaction design work from professionals and students around the world, we’re thrilled to share with you the winners, the best-of-the-best, selected by our international jury.

Don’t forget: submission for the 2019 awards begins in April, two short months away! Want to be first to know when it all begins? Keep an eye on http://awards.ixda.org and follow us on Twitter!

 

Best in Show

VR Power Trainer, Powerchair Football Argentina

R/GA Buenos Aires, Argentina

“…speaking to the very nature of disruption…”

 

Best Concept

Moot, Make Democracy Great Again

Frontend.com, Ireland

“…Not to make grandiose claims about how design fixes everything…we can focus on small parts at a time and still deliver genuine and effective change”

 

Best Student

Objectifier

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark

“…Heartening to see that the students were the ones thinking big…”

 

People’s Choice Award

Shortlisted project receiving the most online votes from the public

Loree

Moment/Design Student team, USA

 

Future Voice Award

vTaiwan

g0v / Government of Taiwan

 

Disrupting – Best in Category – Re-imagining completely an existing product or service

VR Power Trainer, Powerchair Football Argentina

R/GA Buenos Aires, Argentina

“…design is meant to be embedded in the communities that you’re designing for…”

 

Engaging – Capturing attention, creating delight and delivering meaning

The Internet Phone

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark

“…it makes you think and relook at the materiality of digital design and websites…”

 

Empowering – Enabling people to go beyond their limits

POSB Jolly

DBS Bank Ltd, Singapore

“…Everyone deserves to have access to high quality services that meet their basic needs…”

 

Optimizing – Making daily activities more efficient

New Nordic by SAS

Designit, Sweden/Denmark

“…it leads the way in showing airlines how to be more environmentally responsible…”

 

Connecting – Facilitating communication between people and communities

Moot, Make Democracy Great Again

Frontend.com, Ireland

“…thoughtful application of design process and clever use of technology can be used to solve huge complex issues…”

 

Expressing – Encouraging self expression and/or creativity

Objectifier

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark

“…tech works with us and for us, and tech learns, and tech makes mistakes, and we make mistakes…”

 

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