2014 IxDA Interaction Awards (Aug 2014)

Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2014

The IxDA Interaction Awards <http://awards.ixda.org/about/> recognise and celebrate examples of excellence in Interaction Design across domains, channels, environments and cultures. entries for the 2015 awards have just opened, and close Aug 31. This year there are two tiers of award, as shortlisted finalists win a registration to attend & show your work at Interaction 15 <http://interaction15.ixda.org/> in San Francisco this coming Feb.

The IxDA have a broad definition of Interaction Design, and these awards are a great way to demonstrate global impact and peer review of practice based outcomes that often don’t fit with traditional academic or design categories – I’d urge you to please consider entering work that fits. The Awards site <http://awards.ixda.org/enter/> has a good overview of how to put an entry together.

Here’s a quick list of the categories awarded:

*Connecting*:  Facilitating communication between people and communities.
*Engaging*:  Capturing attention, creating delight and delivering meaning.
*Empowering*:  Enabling people to go beyond their limits.
*Expressing*:  Encouraging self expression and/or creativity.
*Disrupting*:  Re-imagining completely an existing product or service by
creating new behaviors, usages or markets.
*Optimizing*:  Making daily activities more efficient.

Have a look at last year’s award winners <http://awards.ixda.org/2014-interaction-awards/> for sample projects in each category.

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About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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