Interaction Week gathers, celebrates and promotes the community of practitioners and our work shaping interaction design today. We are committed to diversity, parity and inclusion, and work for meaningful change. We continue to strive to do better.
Since its inception in 2008, the Interaction conference has grown to be a significant and must-attend event for design professionals interested in the practice and discipline of interaction design and its related fields.
Interaction 24 theme
We’ve been at the forefront of our industry, and we’ve built a great foundation.
We reflect on what we’ve done so far as it relates to designers, our processes, and our solutions. We will explore what has worked well in the past, and how we’ve improved and evolved our thinking.
This will allow us to harness our knowledge and experiences, and make sure that we're not repeating the mistakes of the past, as we look to the future.
The world is constantly changing, and we have to question everything.
We dig deeper and explore ways to make sure that we are indeed understanding and solving the right problems. We will explore how we use design to break down, rethink, and set goals for addressing the daunting and wicked problems facing us in 2024 and beyond.
We will explore how we use design to break down, rethink, and set goals for addressing the daunting and wicked problems facing us in 2024 and beyond.
Sustaining what we have created is no longer the goal – building back better is. It’s no longer sufficient to merely maintain the status quo.
Instead, we need to focus on regeneration - fixing the damage we have created – as a critical part of moving forward. We will explore how design can (and must) take a much broader perspective, embracing systems thinking, frameworks and constructs that extend beyond balancing users’ and business needs.
We believe that the human condition is increasingly challenged by poor experiences. IxDA is committed to improving the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design. To do this, we foster a community of people that choose to come together to support this intention. Diversity, inclusion, and parity are core values. IxDA relies on individual initiative, contribution, sharing and self-organisation as the primary means for us to achieve our goals.
Building on the online experiences from 2021-22, as well as Interaction 23’s hybrid format, we are developing a hybrid Interaction experience that makes the event accessible to anyone in our global community who wants to participate.
The team stands by the following guiding principles for Interaction 24:
Community, collaboration & connection
- We believe that Interaction Week is designed by the community for the community
- We build community by fostering the connection between people and between regions
- We recognise and value both our own strengths and assets and those of everyone with whom we interact
- We showcase and include the diverse perspectives and lived experience of the people in the global interaction design community, as well as the people we design with and for
- We celebrate both the common ground across our industry and our local unique approaches
New voices & perspectives
- We believe in diversity and inclusion in everything that we do
- We offer new opportunities for diverse representation of voices and perspectives, including the ones who are often underrepresented
- We highlight the local context, including the rich history in our First Nation people
- We provide a welcome environment for people new to IxDA and Interaction Week
Meaningful, useful & engaging
- We provide practical as well as inspiring insights into our practices today and into the future
- We bring positive energy and active participation to our events
- We showcase the breadth of interaction and interaction design
- We are true to our theme of revisit, reframe, and regenerate in the programming and execution of Interaction Week