We’ll award up to 40 prizes for outstanding works that embody and improve meaningful relationships between people and the products and services they use, exemplifying outstanding interaction design.
Entry to the awards competition is open to all companies, individuals and students from now until October 1, 2012 at 11:59pm PST. To reflect the diversity of the global IxDA community and support fair and inclusive participation, entry fees are based on geography and professional status.
A shortlist of up to 75 projects will be announced in October 2012, and will be showcased online. We’ll invite the community to evaluate the shortlist and their favorites for People's Choice.
Each shortlisted entry will have the opportunity to submit additional materials, including a physical or digital prototype, for evaluation by the jury at an on-site final judging event in New York City, November 10-11, 2012.
We’ll announce the final award winners in each category in January 2013, to be celebrated at IxDA’s Interaction13 conference in Toronto, Canada. Winners will receive a trophy and a cash prize.
Professionals and students are invited to submit both concepts and production work of any kind, created during the past two years, that exemplify outstanding interaction design in one of the following six categories:
Facilitating communication between people and communities.
Capturing attention, creating delight and delivering meaning.
Enabling people to go beyond their limits.
Encouraging self expression and/or creativity.
Re-imagining completely an existing product or service by creating new behaviors, usages or markets.
Making daily activities more efficient.
See last year's award winners for sample projects in each category.
Prizes are awarded for up to 40 Category Winners, 6 Best in Category, People's Choice, and Best in Show.
All Winners are awarded a trophy and discounted registration for the Interaction 13 Conference.
Best in Show: $1500
Best Student: $1000
Best in Category: $750
People's Choice: $750
To enter a project, you’ll need a few simple things.
Who you are, where you live/work/study, and how to find you on the Internet.
Was it for yourself? For a client? You’ll tell us about your work, how it was impactful, and why it should be recognized.
Show us the best side of your project. Share up to two photos or illustrations.
You’ll create a video, up to 2 minutes in length, that explains your project and captures your design solution.
To reflect the diversity of the global IxDA community and support fair and inclusive participation, the entry fee for your project corresponds to your geography and professional status. The fee structure was guided by the widely accepted International Monetary Fund classification. Professional and student tiers are reflected on the right.
Payment per entry is submitted via credit card and signature debit card.
Students: $50 Professionals: $200
Students: $20 Professionals: $120
Selection for an Interaction Award is a two-step process.
A geographically-dispersed panel of peer reviewers will evaluate all submissions (3-5 each) to select a shortlist of up to 10 entries in each category. These entries will be recognized and showcased online in November 2012.
Shortlisted entries will be invited to send additional materials for evaluation at an on-site jury event in New York City. The jury will select up to 40 final winners, to be notified by email in November 2012. The award winners will be celebrated at the Interaction13 Conference in January 2013.
Reflecting the broad spectrum of interaction design, we have created categories that speak to the nature of the interactions as opposed to the forms that they take. Platforms, domains, and professional status will help the jury to understand the context of the work better, but the ultimate decision is based on the quality of work and the design sensibility of the jury. That's why we worked hard to find tough, fair and collegial judges.
The judging for each round is based on the following three criteria of design excellence, and weighted by the judges as they deem appropriate:
Context: the challenge, culture and geography in which your work is intended to sit. The relevance of the problem it addresses, and the timeliness and appropriateness of the solution.
Impact: the potential impact of the work on people -- it’s intended users and society; on business – profit, cost, brand; and on the planet – the environment and the world.
Craft: the coherency, structure, behavior, and meaning of the work. It’s presentation, emotional content, and practical purpose. Its elegance in language, functionality, and use, as it supports human interaction. Attention to detail, fit and finish, how the medium serves the purpose and goals of the design.
The interaction awards are open to all professional and student designers worldwide. To be eligible for an award, you must meet the following criteria: