IxDA Announces Adobe Typekit as a Sponsor of 2013 Interaction Design Awards
We’re excited to announce Adobe Typekit as one of this year’s 2013 Interaction Awards sponsors. Their generous support will help cover the costs of this year’s jury session in New York City, as well as the subsequent documentaries highlighting the winning work. Jurying will be held in November and the documentaries will debut January 2013, at this year’s Interaction Conference in Toronto.
“Storytelling is one of the most important things we do, and interaction design has become one of the most important media to do that today,” said Jeff Veen, Vice President, Product at Adobe. We’re thrilled to be able to support the Interaction Awards and broader interaction design community by bringing the jury together and helping to share the work of this year’s winners.”
“IxDA is deeply thankful to Adobe Typekit for their support of this important initiative, in turn providing the global interaction design community with a platform for recognising and rewarding excellence,” said Steve Baty, IxDA President. “The jury session, and the documentaries recorded around it offer important insights into the criteria against which excellence is adjudged, and we’re proud to have Adobe Typekit’s support.”
Interaction Awards evaluates and celebrates the theory and practice of interaction design, honoring the very best examples from throughout the global design community. The documentaries created from the Jury Sessions, directed by Christian Svanes Kolding, reflect deep consideration and appreciation of the evaluation process and this year’s winning work.
A selection of last year’s videos can be seen here.
Interaction Awards submission deadline is October 1. The Interaction Awards will be presented during the Interaction 13 conference in Toronto. Those interested in submitting work for the awards or attending the January conference can find more information at awards.ixda.org
About Adobe Typekit
Adobe Typekit is the easiest way to use real fonts on the web. Built around web standards, our service gives designers and developers a subscription-based library of hosted, high-quality fonts to use on their websites. We have over 250,000 customers including some of the largest sites on the web today: The New York Times, Conde Nast, IGN, Twitter, and many others. We are also actively integrating Typekit into hosted platforms—such as WordPress, TypePad, and Posterous—so that anyone with a website can use real fonts.
About the Interaction Awards
The Interaction Awards is a global competition, designed to recognize, promote, and celebrate excellence in the discipline of interaction design. The Awards celebrate the work done by designers every day, to create meaningful relationships between people and the products and services that they use. They will provide tangible examples of design excellence, inspire designers and businesses alike, and stimulate discussion on the role and value of design. The 2013 competition is open until October 1, and will be awarded at Interaction 13 in Toronto, Canada, in January, 2013.
About Interaction 13 | Toronto
Interaction is the annual conference of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a global network of over 25,000 members worldwide. Join the IxDA community, at Interaction13, to celebrate 10 years of interaction design and embark on a journey toward defining our role as guides through social interactions, digital and beyond. Inspire and be inspired at Interaction13 and make an impact on the social fabric of your community, organization, and society. In collaboration with our academic partner OCAD U, Canada’s design university of Imagination, this event will continue the IxDA tradition of curating inspirational speakers and practical learning while exploring how we can continue to evolve our craft within the realm of Innovation with Impact.
Interaction Awards is an initiative of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a global network of over 80,000 members worldwide dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design. Find out how to join your local group and get involved at www.ixda.org.