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Interaction Awards
Apr 27, 2022
Introducing our 2022 IxDAwards winners

On 27 April 2022, IxDA celebrated winning projects from all over the world presented via live stream. From a shortlist of 68 projects, 11 Awards were presented, recognizing work that ranged from enterprise-level solutions to student-developed concepts.  

This year’s co-chairs, Kadambari Sahu and Sreyan Ghosh, opened the Awards ceremony with a reflection on the work submitted and the state of our practice. 


2022 Winners

Best in Category: Connecting

Open Door Museum

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Open Door Museum is a modern cabinet of curiosities, where everyone can be a curator to define our collective identity.


Best in Category: Disrupting

Philips Pediatric Coaching

Philips Experience Design, Netherlands

Philips Pediatric Coaching is a holistic coaching solution to prepare and guide children (age 4 to 8) for an MRI scan. It consists of a gamified mobile app to prepare children at home; an educational toy scanner to prepare kids in the waiting room; and guidance in the bore of the MRI scanner.


Best in Category: Empowering

UMA: Every Pregnant Woman’s Friend

IBM India Private Limited, India

In semi-developed and rural areas where infrastructure, lack of information, and restrictive notion of culture adversely impact pregnancy journeys and delivery outcomes, UMA is a pregnancy service that aims to empower pregnant persons and their ancillary support system.


Best in Category: Engaging

SHIFT – An alternate future for experiencing reality in digital imagery

Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden

SHIFT is an image probing tool that enables a new methodology of exploring multiple perspectives of a context. When multiple images are taken of the same context, they build a rich collection of diverse perspectives. Shift connects these images and uses any image as a visual search tool to uncover alternate perspectives from the same scene.


Best in Category: Expressing

Color Tone – a colorfully tactile way to experience sound

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Great Britain

Color Tone is a set of tools, for people who are deaf or hard of hearing in Costa Rica, to experience the physicality of sound. It allows them to access sound and the information it contains by experiencing it through sight and touch. They can also use it with hearing people and share their experiences and feelings.


Best in Category: Optimizing

Grin, remote orthodontist platform

NewDealDesign LLC, USA

Grin is a comprehensive digital/physical orthodontic platform that provides remote monitoring solutions to bring patients the convenience and responsible care they’ve come to expect while keeping licensed, local orthodontists at the center of their treatment.


Future Voice

Climate Designers

Since 2019 Climate Designers has been steadily building a hub and community that encourages and empowers designers to become climate literate and leaders in their work.

The team has built a community that fosters meaningful connections between designers, empowers them to bring conversations about climate into their work, and helps them shape a path to working in a more dedicated way on the challenges posed by the climate crisis.


People’s Choice

UMA: Every Pregnant Woman’s Friend

IBM India Private Limited, India

What’s popular isn’t always good. And what’s good isn’t always popular. But we trust the IxDA community to share your opinion and choose the People’s Choice Award! Giving a voice to and including our community is what makes the Interaction Awards unique.


Best Student

Color Tone – a colorfully tactile way to experience sound

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Great Britain

One of the most important things we can do is teach and mentor the next generation because that’s how we increase the reach and impact of our profession. Students help make all of us more reflective practitioners. They remind us to question our assumptions and habits.


Best Concept

Color Tone – a colorfully tactile way to experience sound

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Great Britain

Concepts give form to ideas. They foster conversation, inform decisions and help us choose paths. We create concepts to explore what is possible now or show what could become possible in the future.


Best in Show

UMA: Every Pregnant Woman’s Friend

IBM India Private Limited, India

The very concept of what interaction design IS is complex and it exists across different technological, social, and cultural contexts. A multiple category winner — in Empowering and as People’s Choice — this project connected with the jury and the community.   


 

Watch the 2022 Interaction Awards ceremony on YouTube. 

 

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