Interaction10 Global Student Competition

Excellence in Interaction Design

What is the competition?

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is committed to supporting the global community of practice for those practicing interaction design (IxD) regardless of specific roles in their day-to-day lives. As the discipline of IxD matures, the need for closer ties to design education programs that include the discipline of IxD intensifies. Every year the Interaction conference is hosted by an educational institution with strong commitments towards creating tomorrow’s designers with a strong base in IxD. This year we want to extend this link with education by running our first Global Student Competition.

This year’s theme is “Excellence in Interaction Design”

The competition is open to any current students or recent graduates (within 1 yr.) who have completed a project they feel exemplifies interaction design excellence. Both individual work and group work will be accepted.

Appropriate submissions can be practical or conceptual so long as they fit this theme of interaction design excellence. Work that is primarily about market research or technological feasibility is not appropriate for submission to this competition.

Who can enter?

Students and recent graduates (within 1 yr of diploma conferment) from relevant undergraduate and graduate programs regardless of program type or location around the world. Whether you are in a program for HCI, Industrial Design, Information Architecture, Computer Science, Interactive Design, Graphic Design, Experience Design, Communication Design, Instructional Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Exhibition Design, Architecture, Jewellery, and of course IxD.

When do I need to have my entry ready?

The Competition happens in two stages:

Stage 1: electronic submission of a process book

Submissions for stage 1 will be accepted between 23-Nov and 31-Dec (11:59pm US/Pacific Standard Time). Get more information on Stage 1.

Stage 2: poster review, design challenge and presentation at the IxDA conference in Savannah Georgia.

5 finalists (single representatives from group submissions) will be chosen from the initial submissions & announced December 15, 2009. Each finalist will win a scholarship to Interaction10 | Savannah hosted by the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). While in Savannah, finalists will compete through 3 more stages of the competition to find a winner: Poster review, 24-hour challenge, and final presentation. Get more information on stage 2.