Thursday, December 17, 2009

Students Compete in Interaction Design Challenge

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) supports those practicing interaction design (IxD). As the discipline of IxD matures, the need for closer ties to design education programs that include the discipline of IxD intensifies.

IxDA puts on an Interaction conference every year that is hosted by an educational institution with a commitment to creating tomorrow’s designers with a strong base in IxD. This year they are extending their link with education by running the first Global Student Competition. Students can be 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, Jewelry, or IxD.

The competition is open to any current students or recent graduates who have completed a project they feel exemplifies interaction design excellence. Both individual work and group work will be accepted. This year’s theme is “Excellence in Interaction Design.”

Five finalists will be 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 (poster review, 24-hour challenge, and final presentation) to find a winner.

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