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Janna DeVylder
May 26, 2014
2015 Awards Starting July 1st

IxDA’s 2015 Interaction Awards will be open for submission from July 1st to August 31st, 2014. Spread the word! Get ready! http://bit.ly/ixdabanner

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.

Entries will be evaluated based on the criteria of opportunity, audience, impact, craft and category appropriateness.

All shortlisted entries will be part of a newly-forming Interaction Design Yearbook. Finalists will receive an entry to the Interaction15 conference in San Francisco in February 2015, where winners will be announced and celebrated. Read all about the Interaction Awards rules, categories and prizes at http://bit.ly/IxDAwardsRules.

What’s new for this year?

A shorter and more structured entry process
We’re giving you more time to use the video to answer specific questions, and asking for less of a written response. Bring your project to life! The initial entry process will be open from July 1st to August 31st. Those selected for the shortlist will have an opportunity to provide additional information for the Jury weekend and the Interaction Design Yearbook.

Deepening our reflection and discourse
We’re trying something new this year by creating the Interaction Design Yearbook, whose goal is to capture the state of Interaction Design. Interaction Design is a dynamic discipline, changing rapidly year-on-year. As practitioners looking to keep pace with those changes we need a way to capture the zeitgeist of our field, and a place in which to engage in a meaningful discourse around what constitutes good (and great) work.

The Interaction Design Yearbook will serve as the community’s reference to current practice, and will host and foster a critical look at the work of Interaction Designers from around the world, and encourage discussion from across (and beyond) the community.
The Interaction Awards will continue to celebrate excellence in Interaction Design; the Yearbook will look at the broader state of our practice.

Increasing participation from around the world
The Awards have had strong participation from North America and Europe, which we look to strengthen and deepen. This year we will place additional focus on getting broader representation from around the globe. One way we are doing this is lowering the financial barrier for Zone 2 country projects and for students from around the globe.

We look forward to seeing the state of Interaction Design from around the world. Share your story!

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