Culture and Sustainability
Culture and Sustainability
Culture and Sustainability

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.

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

Presented in partnership with Adobe and IxDA, we welcome everyone to engage in content around the theme for 2020: Culture and Sustainability

Presented By

Supporters

Committee

Antionette Carroll

President & CEO, Creative Reaction Lab, USA

Sudhindra
Vankatesha Murthy

CEO at Design Unbounded, Australia

Kadambari Sahu

Head of Design at ValueLabs, India

Satoshi Kikuchi

CEO at Web Directions East, Japan

Thomas Kueber

Co-Founder, Futur2, Germany

Alok Nandi

Past President, IxDA, Belgium

Amélie Lamont

Founder and Principal Designer at by Amélie, USA

Federico Gonzalez

Creative Director, Experience Design at R/GA, Argentina

Kavitha Krishnan

Senior User Experience Strategist at Mattel Inc., USA

Brenda Sanderson

Executive Director at IxDA, Canada

Scott Belsky

Chief Product Officer at Adobe, USA

Amyris Fernandez

Course Coordinator at Digital House - Coding School, Brazil

Lindsay Munro

Social Media Strategist at Adobe, Canada

Tom Beck

Executive Director at SoDA, USA

Andre Jay Meissner

XD EMEA at Adobe, Germany

Khoi Vinh

Principal Designer at Adobe, USA

Questions & Answers

World Interaction Design Day is a global celebration of interaction design impact on improving the human condition. Presented in partnership by Adobe and the Interaction Design Association, regional live stream events will take place on September 29, 2020. This includes presentations, workshops, and design showcases focused on elevating the work of interaction designers, and knowledge sharing.

As we look to the future through the lens of the new decade, we want to demonstrate how interaction design mines different contexts and geographies to improve our shared human condition. This year’s IxDD theme is Culture and Sustainability. This year’s theme challenges the interaction design community to explore their impact on culture and sustainability in their work, workplace, communities, and beyond. Questions that came up relating to this topic include:

  • What does it mean to create a culture of sustainability?
  • In our increasingly interconnected global community, how do we enable local cultures to be resilient and sustainable?
  • What are our accountabilities as designers to ensure we are appropriately using our planet’s resources?

The theme is inspired by UNESCO’s Key Ideas around culture and sustainable development: "If achieving sustainability is first and foremost about making an appropriate use of the planet’s resources, then culture must be at the centre of our development strategies, since cultures frame people’s relationship to others in their society and the world around them, including the natural environment, and condition their behaviours."

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 discipline will certainly find many of our events interesting and empowering.

Check back in August 2020 for live stream event details or sign up for updates to be notified.

Everyone is welcome to host a live stream or in person event around the theme of culture and sustainability. Check back for resources or sign up for updates on how to get involved.

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

If you'd like to be involved in supporting World Interaction Design Day, the best way is to host a live stream or in person event (if that’s a safe option in your location). You can also check back for resources or sign up for updates.

Click here for an archive of 2019.

Click here for an archive of 2018.

For more information, please email [email protected]