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Angel Anderson
Sep 30, 2020
Pssst! We’ve launched a podcast!


The 2021 Interaction Awards cycle is in full swing! Submissions are open and we’re seeing amazing work from our community coming in from all over the world. The Awards team is working overtime to help get the word out to ensure that the submissions reflect the diversity of our community, and meet our goal to shine the spotlight on the best examples of our craft from all parts of the globe, and from as diverse a range of creators as possible. And, we’re even trying a few new ideas this year, and preparing a few surprises for the community!

Even though the Awards have been going for 10 years, many people in our community still don’t know that there’s an award that celebrates excellence in our craft. Others think of the Awards merely as a ceremony at the end of Interaction Week right before the final party. Yes, there is an Awards ceremony, but there’s so much more.  The Awards help us communicate to the world, “This is how great interaction design looks and behaves.” So, to help us celebrate these examples of excellence in our craft, and share the amazing stories behind the design we’ve launched a podcast!

Say “hello” to the Distinguished Design podcast!


What is the show about?

Distinguished Design a bi-weekly interview show where the world’s greatest interaction design practitioners are queried by the show’s co-hosts, two seasoned IxDA community members: Diego Pulido the Lead Interaction Designer at Adobe and and Nisha Agrawal founder of the digital product agency AGL based in Singapore. Together they unpack the stories of the real people involved with the Awards, including volunteers, esteemed jurors, and of course the finalists and winners.


How Can I Listen to the Show?

Distinguished Design is available on Spotify and Apple, and soon on all the other platforms.


When Does the Show Launch?

Today! with 3 episodes already live and ready to enjoy.


How Can I Support the Show?

Subscribe on Spotify or Apple (soon on Google and others), leave a review, and tell the world about the show on Linkedin and Twitter.


What Else is Special About this Podcast?

You’ll get tips from past winners and jurors about what makes a winning entry and get into the nitty gritty of how actual practitioners bring such winning work to life. Upcoming episodes of Distinguished Design will explore what makes a great submission, how winning the award can enhance your career, and deep insights into the trends in our craft that the awards foreshadow. Enjoy deep dives into the delightful wins, juicy behind-the-scenes lessons, and thoughtful forecasts about the evolution of interaction design.

This is the IxDA’s first globally focused podcast, so we hope you’re patient while we learn and improve our podcast craft. Have an idea for an episode? Thoughts on an interview? Tweet us your idea at @ixdawards. Keep the discussion alive and promote the Awards!


Reminder: The 2021 Interaction Awards are open for submission NOW and through October 31, 2020. If you want to shine a light on the excellent design work you’re doing, submit your work before the October 31st deadline.

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