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Welcome to the European
Interaction Design Association

IxDA is an international organization dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design with more than 20,000 members and over 80 local chapters around the world. In Europe, we see a fast growing number of members joining our global IxDA community as new local chapters spawn all across the region. On this page we’d like to introduce you to IxDA in Europe and hope to ignite and inspire your passion for Interaction Design.

Interaction Design

Interaction Design (IxD) defines the structure and behavior of interactive systems. Interaction Designers strive to create meaningful relationships between people and products and services that they use, from computers to mobile devices and beyond. Our practices are evolving with the world.


About IxDA

IxDA is a global network dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design – founded in 2003 and incorporated as a not-for-profit in late 2005. IxDA is a novel kind of “un-organization” in that there is no cost for membership. IxDA relies on its passionate members to help serve the needs of the international Interaction Design community. With more than 20,000 members and over 80 local chapters around the world, the IxDA network actively focuses on Interaction Design issues for the practitioner, no matter their level of experience.

Find out more about IxDA Global on www.ixda.org

Our Mission

We believe that the human condition is increasingly challenged by poor experiences. IxDA intends to improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design. To do this, we foster a community of people that come together to support this intention. IxDA relies on individual initiative, sharing and self-organization as the primary means for us to achieve our goals.


IxDA in Europe

Throughout Europe, the dialogue on Interaction Design in academia and business is pursued from many different angles, nurtured by the region’s great diversity of national identities and socio-economic conditions. To allow IxDA to effectively utilize those kinds of regional premises, the global organization has assigned Coordinators for the worlds main geographical areas. In Europe, the Regional Coordination promotes to embrace the areas diversity and encourages cross-national collaboration amongst its chapters to facilitate a broad and manifold dialogue on Interaction Design.

IxDA Europe is proud to be supported by

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Our Objectives for Europe

Promote IxDA and Interaction Design

Introduce Interaction Design and IxDA local activities to a greater audience in Europe – to increase awareness as well as to encourage participation and contribution. 

Strengthen the IxDA Network

Foster pan-European alliances and partner-ships with associations, academic institutions, and businesses to help further our mission in Europe and to support local activities.

Establish Regional IxDA Infrastructure

Specify and build optimal in- and outbound touch-points for current and prospective chapter-leaders, volunteers and supporters in the region to optimize effectiveness.


Chapters in Europe

Amsterdam Netherlands
Athena Greece
Barcelona Spain
Berlin Germany
Belgrade Serbia
Birmingham England
Breda Netherlands
Brussels Belgium
Copenhagen Denmark
Dublin Ireland
Rhein Main Germany
Gothenburg Sweden
Hamburg Germany
Helsinki Finland
Istanbul Turkey
Krakow Poland
Lausanne Switzerland
Limerick Ireland
Linz Austria
Lisbon Portugal
London England
Lyon France
Madrid Spain
Milan Italy
Munich Germany
Namur Belgium
Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom
Malmo Sweden
Maribor Slovenia
Oslo Norway
Paris France
Poznan Poland
Porto Portugal
Riga Latvia
Saint Petersburg Russia
Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sophia Antipolis France
Stuttgart Germany
Tampere Finland
Trondheim Norway
Utrecht Netherlands
Vilnius Lithuania
Weimar Germany
Warsaw Poland
Zagreb Croatia
Zurich Switzerland

Your local IxDA chapter is not on the list?
Send us a message and get displayed!

Contact us today via interact@ixda.eu

Are you interested in our global activities?
Find out what’s happening around the world.

Visit the IxDA Global Directory at www.ixda.org


Contacts for Europe

IxDA is entirely run by volunteers who are passionate about Interaction Design. For Europe , Gilles Demarty leads the regional coordination, with support by 3 core team members. To get in touch with us, you can either write to our main email address interact@ixda.eu or refer to the individual contacts as stated below.

Interaction Design Association Europe

Email interact@ixda.eu
Twitter twitter.com/ixdaeurope
Linkedin linkedin.com/groups/2099613


Gilles Demarty

Gilles Demarty
Regional Coordinator Europe
IxDA Lausanne
Profile linkedin.com/in/gillesdemarty

Tin Kadoic

Tin Kadoic
Core Team Member
IxDA Croatia
Profile linkedin.com/in/blackduke

Yohan Creemers

Yohan Creemers
Core Team Member
IxDA Nederland
Profile linkedin.com/in/yohancreemers

Filip Szymczak

Filip Szymczak
Core Team Member
IxDA Dublin
Profile https://ie.linkedin.com/in/filip-szymczak-a784a917/


Interaction Week

Every year, IxDA gathers the interaction design community to stretch minds, sharpen skills, and inspire each other. In 2016 Helsinki will act as host for the Interaction Week, the annual interaction design festival built around a global community.

Find out more on the Interaction Conference Site

Interaction Design
Education Summit

The Summit gathers practitioners, educators, and students to explore both the current state of design education as well as its future.



IxDA’s annual conference for professionals and students across one workshop day and three days of lectures.


Interaction Awards

IxDA’s annual interaction design awards celebrate design thought leadership and innovation.


Student Design Challenge

A challenge open to graduates and undergraduates addressing culture’s unmet and untapped opportunities.



How to participate

IxDA relies on its passionate members as well as contributing partners to help serve the needs of the Interaction Design community – on an international, regional and local level. Read about the possibilities to participate and contribute here and then join the dialogue!

Join the global IxDA community!

The global IxDA network provides a forum and activities for the dialogue on Interaction Design issues in academia and business.

Become a member now on www.ixda.org

Speak at IxDA Europe events!

We are looking for academic and business experts to engage our audiences. Get in touch with us, and we’ll try to find your IxDA stage!

Contact us today via interact@ixda.eu

Become an IxDA Europe Supporter!

We are looking for partnerships with academic institutions and businesses in Europe, to help us further our mission in the European Region.

Contact us today via interact@ixda.eu

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