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Raphael Grignani
Sep 12, 2012
33 Countries Were Represented in Interaction Awards 2012–Help Us Do Better This Year

We firmly believe that understanding and recognizing the rich and diverse interaction design thinking and process from all corners of the world is fundamental to evolving our shared profession and making good on our IxDA mission: improving the human condition through improvements in interaction design.

When the Interaction Awards were created last year, ensuring it would be globally inclusive was a deliberate decision impacting all early planning–from jury selection to tiered submission fees, to the communications and outreach strategy. And we continue that commitment this year.

With the help of IxDA’s 120 global chapters we were successful in recognising and celebrating local design and innovation and we were pleased to see so many submissions from all over the world: 315 submissions from 33 countries and our top winners came from four different countries. That was an important achievement, but with nearly 200 countries in the world, the majority are missing from this conversation. This year, we’re determined to do better.

We understand that high submissions fees are sometimes a barrier to global entries. To reflect the diversity of the global IxDA community and support fair and inclusive participation, the entry fees are tiered according to geography and professional status, including students. The fee structure was guided by research across comparative programs committed to global participation.

Last year the Interaction Awards received submissions from 33 countries:
Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Iran (Islamic Republic Of), Ireland, Italy, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Republic Of South Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Who’s missing? Who should be here? Help us invite more people representing design thinking from more countries all over the world.

There are two and a half weeks left to submit your best work to the awards. We’re closing submissions October 1. Start your entry now:


Interaction Awards is an initiative of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a global community of over 100,000 individuals worldwide dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design. Find out how to join your local group and get involved at

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