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World Interaction Design Day

September 24, 2019

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.

Presented in partnership with Adobe and IxDA, we welcome everyone to contribute by hosting activities for their local communities around the theme for 2019: Trust and Responsibility

Don’t see an event nearby? Here are resources to help you host an IxDD event.


Xin Xiangyang

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

Mariano Jeger

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

Tom Beck

Executive Director at SoDA, USA

Birgit Mager

President at Service Design Network (SDN), Germany


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, events will take place in communities across the world on September 24, 2019. This includes presentations, workshops, and design showcases focused on elevating the work of interaction designers, and knowledge sharing.

This year’s theme is trust and responsibility. Design operates at the intersection of the humanities and technology. Humanity entrusts the work of designers in order to function in modern society. With increasing reliance on their work, is an increasing, and ethical, responsibility for designers to put their user’s needs first.

Emerging technologies like AR, VR, Voice, and AI only further complicate matters of trust in design, as we tap deeper into fundamental issues of communication and human relationships.

This year’s theme challenges the interaction design community to explore their impact on trust and responsibility in their work, workplace, communities, and beyond.

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 the coming weeks for event listings or sign up for updates to be notified.

Everyone is welcome to host an event around the theme of trust and responsibility. 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 trust and responsibility.

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. Start planning your event today! You can also check back for resources or sign up for updates.

Click here for an archive of 2018.


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