The theme of Interaction14 is “Languages of Interaction Design.”

We see language in several contexts. There is spoken language, body language and written language. There is an interface language between user and system. Other languages include the jargon we use to discuss our work and the tools that we use to do our work.

By enhancing the “Languages of Interaction Design” we create new ways to view interactions between people and things. Of particular interest is extending the context from urban to mobile screens and from immersive to sensor based environments.

Interaction Design Association (IxDA)

Interaction14 is an initiative of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a global network of over 55,000 members worldwide dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design. Find out how to join your local group and get involved at »

IxDA relies on individual initiative, contribution, sharing and self-organization as the primary means for us to achieve our goals. Meet some of our initiatives:

IxDA Interaction Awards

The Interaction Awards celebrate examples of excellence in interaction design across domains, platforms, environments and cultures. The awards honor work that embodies and improves meaningful relationships between people and the products and services they use.

To see all 25 award winners from 2013, see »

Student Design Challenge

The challenge is open to current undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates. Based on submitted solutions to a defined challenge, winners are selected to travel to the annual Interaction conference and attend a master class with leaders from the Interaction Design community. Learn more about the challenge »

Interaction Design Education Summit

Formalized in 2013, the goal of the Education Summit is to better understand the global problem space of interaction design education both in formal and informal formats.

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