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Thomas Kueber
Sep 27, 2015
Closing time

And we’re getting ready for the peer reviewing process.

The submission period for the 2016 Interaction Awards is over. Finished. Done. We are wiping the tables, putting away the chairs and switching out the light…

No, not really! First of all we want to shout out a big big thank you and give a round of applause to everyone who helped get us here: the awards team, IxDA leaders, our wonderful jury and, last but not least, YOU.

Thank you for the wonderful flood of entries from all over the world. Thanks for inspiring student submissions with amazing ideas, thanks for the big and small projects you entered and thanks for all the passion and hard work we can see throughout all your entries so far. Thank you. You have contributed to a body of contemporary work that, over time, helps IxDA “write the history” of interaction design.

What’s next? Now comes the hard work for our IxDA community of peer reviewers to narrow down a massive number of entries to a short list of ten to twelve per category. 

There are many things that make the Interaction Awards unique and one of them is our jury process — a process that begins with you and your expertise. You, the practitioner, are the voice of the IxDA community and we invite you to join us in selecting the best examples of interaction design excellence.

The peer review process is simple. Now that the call for entries has closed, each entry will be evaluated against established criteria by multiple reviewers. As a peer reviewer, we will ask you to log in and review a small subset of entries. You ratings and comments contribute to defining the short list. You can review as few or as many entries as you like. And yes, you can participate if you or your company submitted entries this year. The review process will allow you to bypass ‘conflict of interest’ entries, if they happen to arise.

Wait no more, sign up to be a peer reviewer:

After that is done, our Jury will meet in New York to discuss, fight, shout, argue and finally choose the finalists and winners to join us on stage during Interaction 16 in Helsinki.

Stay with us…like we said, this is not a private party. We will blog and photograph and film along the way to Helsinki — our journey always to be found on

Thank you for making the 2016 Interaction Awards that awesome — through the astonishing projects you submitted and your thoughtful peer reviews.

Cheers and we’ll see you in Finland!
Thomas & MJ

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