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Angel Anderson
Dec 23, 2020
Announcing the 2021 Shortlist

Raise a glass to the shortlist!

After several weeks of hard work by Peer Reviewers, the Awards team, and finally input from our esteemed 2021 Jury, we’re thrilled to share the 43 projects representing 21 countries that have been selected for inclusion into the 2021 Interaction Awards Shortlist!

Everyone who submitted projects contributed to the incredibly diverse body of work featured in our shortlist. Even if you didn’t make it this year, we deeply value the work you put into your submissions. We’re truly inspired by the overall quality and level of excellence seen throughout all submissions. Whether shortlisted or not, all entrants are warmly encouraged to make their great work the focus of talks, case studies or presentations at IxDA local groups and in classrooms around the world. Congratulations to all for being part of Interaction Design history!

Deep gratitude to our community volunteers. 
One of the many things that makes the Interaction Awards so special is the involvement of the community volunteers who help prepare a shortlist for the jury via intense peer review. Our gratitude also goes to the IxDA members who contributed their valuable time and stewardship to the peer review process.

Vote for your pick for the People’s Choice award! 
Enjoy a tour of the shortlisted projects below and vote for your favorite. Everyone who looks at the entries will walk away with a broader understanding of what interaction design is and how designers can improve peoples’ lives.

All shortlisted projects are eligible for the People’s Choice Award, and online voting is open now. People’s Choice voting will close on 4 February 2021, 23:59 EST. To vote, click on an entry below, and then click the big blue button at the top. You’ll be taken to a unique for that entry with a vote button at the top.

The entire community is invited to vote! The winner of the coveted People’s Choice Award will be recognized during the Interaction Awards ceremony that will be live-streamed for FREE to the world at 7 pm ET on the 5th of February 2020.



Facilitating communication between people and communities



Re-imagining existing systems via new behaviors, usages, or markets



Empowering – Helping people to do things they otherwise couldn’t do



Engaging – Capturing attention, creating delight and delivering meaning



Expressing –  Enabling self expression and/or creativity



Optimizing – Making daily activities more efficient



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