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Janna DeVylder
Feb 12, 2015
Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Interaction Awards

We’re honored to announce this year’s top winners for the fourth annual Interaction Awards!

The top winners were announced at the Interaction Awards Celebration and Interaction15 closing party, sponsored by Bloomberg.

“IxDA is a passionate group of global professionals who are leaders in the field of design. Their mission is to improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design. At Bloomberg we embrace this concept and believe that through elegant design all things are possible,” said Fahd Arshad, Bloomberg’s head of UX Design. “This year’s Interaction Design Award winners fully represent and embody that concept.” by from Ireland was awarded Best in Show, Expressive Wearable by Sangli Li from Art Center College of Design from USA was awarded Best Student project, and Redesigning Breast Cancer Diagnostics by Designit from Norway from was awarded People’s Choice.

Each category awarded a Best in Category award. Best in Connecting was awarded to Skype in the Classroom by Made by Many from Great Britain. Best in Empowering was awarded to Blindmaps by from Austria. Best in Engaging was awarded to Learning to See, Seeing to Learn by University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University from USA. Best in Expressing was awarded to Toot by SUPSI from Switzerland. Best in Disrupting was awarded to Redesigning Breast Cancer Diagnostics by Designit from Norway. Best in Optimizing was awarded to by from Ireland. These winners were selected from over 300 submissions and a finalist pool of 72. Congratulations to all of the Finalists and Winners!

The Future Voice Award, selected by Interaction Award Jury Chair Richard Buchanan from Case Western Reserve, was awarded to Xiangyang Xin, Professor and Dean, School of Design, Jiangnan University, for shaping the approach to Interaction Design in China. The Future Voice Award is selected from outside the Interaction Awards submissions, recognizing work demonstrating the profound potential of Interaction Design and evidence of what Interaction Design could become.

“Our aim for the annual Interaction Design Awards is to surface and share the thought leadership and innovation happening around the globe in our practice area. The 2015 Interaction Award recipients showcase how our practice is dedicated to the improvement of human lives.” said IxDA President Nick Gould. “We’re grateful for the contributions of volunteers to peer review the projects, to the leaders who formed the jury this year, and to Bloomberg for supporting this platform. We hope to continue to build the awards as a means to create a resource of great examples of interaction design.”

This year’s jurors gathered at CIID to deliberate, and we created a collection of video shorts profiling all of our top winners coming out of the session.

We want to thank everyone for participating this year, with special thanks to our major sponsor, Bloomberg, and our jury weekend sponsor, CIID. We look forward to seeing what’s in store for 2016!

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