World Interaction Design Day is 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.

Presented in partnership with Adobe and IxDA, we welcome everyone to contribute by hosting activities for their local communities around this year’s theme:Diversity and Inclusion in Design


Amélie Lamont

Product Designer at Thoughtbot, USA

Xin Xiangyang

Professor and Dean, School of Design at Jiangnan University, China

Kadambari Sahu

Head of Design at ValueLabs, India

Daniel Demel

Design Lead at Frontify, Switzerland

Kavitha Krishnan

Senior User Experience Strategist at Mattel Inc., USA

Thomas Kueber

Digital Design Director at Designit, Germany

Mariano Jeger

VP Executive Creative Director SS LATAM at R/GA, Argentina

Antionette Carroll

National Board Member, AIGA, USA

Alok Nandi

President at IxDA, Belgium

Tom Beck

Executive Director at SoDA, USA

Ana Domb

Consultant at UX Research and Strategy, Costa Rica

Scott Belsky

Chief Product Officer at Adobe, USA

Satoshi Kikuchi

CEO at Web Directions East, Japan

Lindsay Munro

Social Media Strategist, USA

Vankatesha Murthy

CEO at Design Unbounded, Australia

Khoi Vinh

Principal Designer at Adobe, USA

Brenda Sanderson

Executive Director at IxDA, Canada

Andre Jay Meissner

XD EMEA at Adobe, Germany

Amyris Fernandez

Course Coordinator at Digital House - Coding School, Brazil

Sudhir Sharma

CEO at Indi-Design, India

Questions and Answers

World Interaction Design Day is a global celebration of interaction design's ability to improve the human condition. Presented in partnership by Adobe and the Interaction Design Association, events will take place in communities across the world on September 25, 2018. This includes presentations, workshops, and design showcases focused on elevating the work of interaction designers, and knowledge sharing.

This year's theme is diversity and inclusion in design. World Interaction Design Day events will look at how design affects and is affected by all of aspects human diversity. We're challenging the interaction design community to look at how language, culture, gender, age, and ability are reflected in design, and how designers can use their skills to improve accessibility to products and services for the community at large.

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 events interesting and empowering.

To see all the events in your community, visit our Events page.

Everyone is welcome to host an event around the theme of diversity and inclusion in design. Visit our Events page for resources and helpful tips for getting started

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

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. Visit our Events page to learn more.

For more information, please email [email protected].