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Raphael Grignani
Oct 19, 2012
2013 Interaction Awards Shortlist Announced!

Great news!

We’ve finalized the shortlist of entries for the 2013 Interaction Awards. The following 75 projects from 17 countries will be evaluated by our esteemed international Jury Panel when they convene in New York City on November 10 & 11.

2013 Interaction Awards Shortlist:


Making daily activities more efficient.

  • 10,000ft, Artefact, US
  • Barclays Pingit, ustwo studio limited, GB
  • Danske Bank – Tablet Bank, In2media, DK
  • Elmo Calls App from Sesame Street, IDEO, US
  • FreshBooks for iPhone, FreshBooks, CA
  • Google Wallet, R/GA, US
  • Lincoln Center Mobile App , IDEO, US
  • MyFord Mobile for Ford Motor Company, IDEO, US
  • Nike+ FuelBand, R/GA, US
  • Office Radial Menu, Microsoft, US
  • PKO Bank Polski website redesign, K2 Internet, PL
  • Practice Fusion iPad application, Cooper, US
  • Rehearsal: an App for Practicing Musicians, North Carolina State University, US



Capturing attention, creating delight and delivering meaning.

  • 21 Balancoires, Daily tous les jours, CA
  • Barefoot World Atlas, Touch Press LLP and Barefoot Books, GB
  • Chrome Web Lab, Google Creative Lab, GB
  • Columbia Sportswear GPS PAL, ISITE Design, US
  • Environmental Data Visualization for General Services Administration, IDEO, US
  • Fiiiit, Fiiiit Inc, CN
  • Frijlets, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, DK
  • Gundulas Stories – an interactive learning environment, HTWG Konstanz, DE
  • Ignite, LUNAR, US
  • Lost Rivers, Catbird Productions, Inc, CA
  • Nike+ FuelBand, R/GA, US
  • One Copy Song, R/GA, US
  • Pringles Crunch Band, CP+B, SE
  • Reuters The Wider Image, Method, Inc., US
  • Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton Puzzle, Bluecadet Interactive, US
  • Urban Forest, Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology, US
  • Vestas Mobile CVI, Designit A/S, DK
  • What the Book, The School of Visual Arts, US



Enabling people to go beyond their limits.

  • 100 BPM, Umea Institute of Design, SE
  • Google Chrome Ramayana, Fantasy Interactive, US
  • HELP – Human Emergency Life Protection, HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE
  • Jarlene, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, DK
  • Nike SPARQ, R/GA, US
  • Nike+ FuelBand, R/GA, US
  • Philips InSight app , Philips Design, HK
  • Practice Fusion iPad application, Cooper, US
  • SF Prep, LUNAR, US
  • ShopWell Mobile App, ShopWell, US
  • SONIVIVI, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, DK
  • Teemo, Ammunition, US
  • The Virtual Chemistry Lab Table, Formula D interactive, ZA
  • Viggle, Method, Inc., US
  • Wealth Insight for PNC Bank, IDEO, US
  • WTPh? What the Phonics, The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design , DK
  • ZocDoc, ZocDoc, US
  • zSpace, Infinite Z, Inc., US



Encouraging self expression and/or creativity.

  • audible color, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, DK
  • Illusio, Centro de Informatica – Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, BR
  • Iuvo, SUPSI, CH
  • One Copy Song, R/GA, US
  • Paper by FiftyThree, FiftyThree, US
  • Tang.3D, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, DK



Facilitating communication between people and communities.

  • HIV Collaborative DataSpace, Artefact, US
  • Honolulu Answers, Code for America, US
  • JK5, Lahti Institute of Design, FI
  • Let’s Talk, Indiana University , US
  • Mime, The Relationship Entertainer, ENSAD Paris, FR
  • Nike SPARQ, R/GA, US
  • Nike+ FuelBand, R/GA, US
  • Obama for America Mobile Campaign, thirteen23, US
  • Skube, Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design, DK
  • Skype on XFINITY, Comcast, US
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, POSSIBLE, US
  • The City Listens, IIT Institute of Design, US



Re-imagining completely an existing product or service by creating new behaviors, usages or markets.

  • Google Wallet, R/GA, US
  • Hormone check, apt as, NO
  • Ignite, LUNAR, US
  • MyFord Mobile for Ford Motor Company, IDEO, US
  • Nike+ FuelBand, R/GA, US
  • Nokia Asha, Cheeky UI for touch phones, Nokia, FI
  • Nova, LUNAR Europe GmbH, DE
  • NrityaDhol, National Institute of Design, IN
  • past fm, CIID, DK
  • Pizza in Your Pocket, Plastic Mobile, CA
  • Playing with Pigs, collaboration between Utrecht School of the Arts, Wageningen University and designers Kars Alfrink, Irene van Peer and Hein Lagerweij, NL
  • Primo, SUPSI, CH
  • Refact: making phone bills worth reading!, User Studio, FR
  • UX for Good: New Orleans, UX for Good, US
  • weCycle, University of Applied Science Potsdam, DE


The caliber of projects submitted this year from around the globe made selecting the shortlist among them quite difficult. Many thanks to our peer reviewers around the world who helped us get here, and to everyone who supported the awards by entering their work.

Good luck to the shortlist in the final round! Stay tuned for this year’s People’s Choice voting, opening in January 2013, as well as the celebration of the 2013 Interaction Award winners at Interaction 13.


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