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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

54 active chapters 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 Greece
Athena, Greece

IxDA Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

IxDA Bergen
Bergen, Norway

IxDA Berlin
Berlin, Germany

IxDA Birmingham
Birmingham, England

IxDA Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

IxDA Brussels
Brussels, Belgium

IxDA Bucuresti
Bucuresti, Romania

IxDA Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

IxDA Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

IxDA Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany

IxDA Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

IxDA Gothenburg
Gothenburg, Sweden

IxDA Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

IxDA Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany

IxDA Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

IxDA Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Germany

IxDA Krakow
Krakow, Poland

IxDA Köln
Köln, Germany

IxDA Lasi
Lasi, Romania

IxDA Lausanne
Lausanne (Romandie), Switzerland

IxDA Limerick
Limerick, Ireland

IxDA Linz
Linz, Austria

IxDA Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal

IxDA London
London, England

IxDA Lyon
Lyon, France

IxDA Madrid
Madrid, Spain

IxDA Malmo
Malmo, Sweden

IxDA Slovenia
Maribor, Slovenia

IxDA Milan & Turin
Milan / Turin, Italy

IxDA Munich
Munich, Germany

IxDA Namur
Namur, Belgium

IxDA North East England
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

IxDA Nis
Nis, Serbia

IxDA Northampton
Northampton, England

IxDA Oslo
Oslo, Norway

IxDA Paris
Paris, France

IxDA Porto
Porto, Portugal

IxDA Rome
Rome, Italy

IxDA BiH
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

IxDA Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria

IxDA Stavanger
Stavanger, Norway

IxDA Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

IxDA Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany

IxDA Tampere
Tampere, Finland

IxDA Toulouse
Toulouse, France

IxDA Trondheim
Trondheim, Norway

IxDA Turku
Turku, Finland

IxDA Umea
Umeå, Sweden

IxDA Nederland
Utrecht / Breda / Rotterdam / Arnhem, Netherlands

IxDA Vienna
Vienna, Austria

IxDA Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland

IxDA Croatia
Zagreb, Croatia

IxDA Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland


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


Representatives

Gilles Demarty

Gilles Demarty
Regional Coordinator Europe
IxDA Lausanne
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Tin Kadoic

Tin Kadoic
Core Team Member
IxDA Croatia
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Filip Szymczak

Filip Szymczak
Core Team Member
IxDA Dublin
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Audrey Liehn

Audrey Liehn
Core Team Member
IxDA Berlin
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Alumni

Through the year, many people have helped the core team. Big thanks to Yohan Creemers, Alexis Brion, Drausio Haddad, and Birgit Geiberger Boersma.

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

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!