IxDD 2021
Solidarity and Transformation

World Interaction Design Day is an annual event where we come together as a united global community to show how interaction design improves the human condition.

Our aim is to have a positive, long-lasting impact by facilitating activities that support dialogue and outcomes.

This year’s edition of IxDD will continue to be primarily a digital-first experience. We’ll come together, but apart, through regional live stream events from around the world.

Presented in partnership with Adobe and IxDA, we welcome everyone to contribute by hosting activities for their local communities around the theme for 2021: Solidarity and Transformation

Presented By



Phyu Mon

Head of Design, Yoma Bank, Myanmar

Birgit Geiberger Boersma

Global Experience Design Director, adidas, Netherlands

Adrian Somoza

Digital Art Director & Instructor, Bont Academy, Argentina

Pato Torello

Sr. Product Designer, New Bank, Argentina

Sonia Manchanda

Founding Partner, Spread, India

Yuichi Inobori

Managing Director/Design Strategist, INFOBAHN Inc., Japan

Frederic Degouzon

Professor, Nantes School of Design, France

Xiao Yong

Professor, Central Academy of Fine Arts, China

Brenda Sanderson

Executive Director at IxDA, Canada

Scott Belsky

Chief Product Officer at Adobe, USA

Kavitha Krishnan

Senior User Experience Strategist at Mattel Inc., USA

Lindsay Munro

Social Media Strategist at Adobe, Canada

Tom Beck

Executive Director at SoDA, USA

Andre Jay Meissner

XDI International at Adobe, Germany

Khoi Vinh

Principal Designer at Adobe, USA

Kelo Kubu

Managing Director, Peo Accelator, South Africa

Questions & Answers

World Interaction Design Day is a global celebration of interaction design's impact on improving the human condition. Presented in partnership by Adobe and the Interaction Design Association, events will take place in communities across the world on September 28, 2021. This includes presentations, workshops, and design showcases focused on elevating the work of interaction designers, and knowledge sharing.

This year’s IxDD theme is Solidarity and Transformation.

The events of the past year opened the doors for interaction design to change how we work, connect and live. For World Interaction Design Day 2021 we’ll explore how designers help us to adapt to a changing world, understand new ideas and find ways to thrive despite the challenges.

World Interaction Design Day is first-and-foremost for interaction designers. Events will focus on the practice of creating interactive digital products, environments, and services. If you're not an interaction designer, you're still very welcome to attend an event. Developers, academics, students, and designers from other disciplines will certainly find many of our events interesting and empowering.

Check back for event listings or sign up for updates to be notified.

Anyone is welcome to host an event around the theme of solidarity and transformation. Check back for resources or sign up for updates on how to get involved.

While there are no specific guidelines, all events should host activities that support and advance the cause of interaction design as it relates to solidarity and transformation.

If you'd like to be involved in supporting World Interaction Design Day, the best way is to host an event or help a local group host an event. Check back for resources or sign up for updates.

Click here for an archive of 2020, 2019 or 2018.

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