IxDA
Today, the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) announced the launch of the IxDA Interaction Awards, a first-of-its-kind awards program dedicated to celebrating global excellence in the discipline of Interaction Design.

The inaugural Interaction Awards will recognize and promote 10 outstanding works completed in the last two years across domains, platforms, environments, and cultures, that embody and improve meaningful relationships between people and the products and services they use.

“These awards will shine a spotlight on the important work emerging from our global community of interaction designers , illustrating the power of good interaction design to those outside of the discipline, as well as providing inspiration for practitioners worldwide,” said Janna DeVylder, president of the Interaction Design Association. “The addition of the Interaction Awards to the IxDA program furthers our mission to advance the discipline of interaction design throughout the world. We’re excited to see the work put forward by the community for this new award.”

Entries will be judged by an expert jury comprised of practitioners, academics business leaders, and elected community members. The jury chair and members will be announced early next year. The Interaction Awards 12 will open for submission Spring 2011, and will be awarded at the Interaction 12 Conference in Dublin, Ireland, February 2012.

The Interaction Awards program is chaired by Jennifer Bove and Raphael Grignani, with the support of IxDA president Janna DeVylder, and advisers Marc Rettig, Mark Breitenberg, and Steve Baty. A call to community members to join the organizing committee will be published in December. Grounded in our volunteer-led organisational philosophy, the Interaction Awards program is a community initiative spearheaded and powered by volunteers dedicated to interaction design. The global IxDA community are invited to actively participate in its development and success.