Domus Academy Academic Partner of Interaction 20

14 March 2019

Domus Academy is proud to be the Academic Partner of Interaction 20, a global event organized and promoted by Interaction Design Association (IxDA), the first community, founded in 2005, for those interested in the practice of interaction design, user experience design, service design, product design and design leadership. It organizes local meetups, global events and initiatives to let designers come together to connect, share their experiences and advance their professional craft.

In 2018, the Milan and Turin chapter of the Interaction Design Association, led by Andrea Pedrina, asked Domus Academy to be the partner for Milan’s candidacy as a host city for the next Interaction Week 2020. When considering Milan as a host city, the Interaction Design Association recognized that Domus Academy’s Interaction Design Program, as well as the region, played an important role in shaping the early years of interaction design as both a professional and academic discipline.

After a selection process on February 9th during the Interaction Week 2019 in Seattle, Milan was announced as the host city of Interaction 20, which will be co-chaired by Andrea Pedrina and Julie Blitzer, a former Domus Academy student.

Besides the main conference, the Interaction Week is also made up by the Interaction Design Education Summit, that brings together design educators from all ages and types of schools and universities, as well as industry practitioners, to talk about how all of us can better fulfill IxDA’s mission of advancing the practice of interaction design; Interaction Awards, founded in 2010 and first presented in 2012, celebrate design thought leadership and innovation around the globe; IxDA Student Design Challenge that reflects the growing diversity of design education and practice.

For Interaction 20, that will take place on February 2-8, Domus Academy, in collaboration with Interaction Design Association and IxDA Milan & Turin chapter, will co-organize the Education Summit that typically takes place at the start of the Interaction Week and will involve several teachers, students and professionals from all over the world to explore the present state of interaction design education, and to define a vision for the future.

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