We were honored to have Dr. Richard Buchanan, Professor of Design, Management, and Information Systems at Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University as this year’s Interaction Awards Jury Chair. Dr. Buchanan was joined by an international panel of experts across design domains. The Jury members for 2015 were:
Design Director / Design Expert at Internet Services User Experience (ISUX), Department of Social Networking Group, Tencent Company
Dr. Jeremy Yuille (Melbourne, Australia)
Senior Lecturer with the Communication Design program and Design Futures Lab, RMIT University
Dina Mehta (Mumbai, India)
Co-Founder, Convo Research and Strategy
Lavrans Løvlie (Oslo, Norway)
Founding partner of live|work
Kim Lenox (San Francisco, USA)
UX Consultant, Board of Directors, IxDA
The jury and a large group of international practitioners were involved in the initial peer review process in September of 2014. Shortlisted entries emerged from this process and automatically became a part of the Interaction Design Yearbook, a program looking to bring reflection and critique to the state of Interaction Design around the world today and where the discipline is heading into the future. The shortlist was also be the focus of the Interaction Awards Jury that met in November 2014 at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) in Denmark.
Finalists were notified in December 2014 and winners will be officially announced and celebrated at the Interaction15 conference in San Francisco on February 9-11, 2015. You can read more about the Interaction Awards rules, eligibility and process here.
The 2014 Interaction Awards recognised 27 projects selected from over 350 entries and from 27 countries. These projects demonstrated exceptional interaction design ranging from industrial control systems, to accessible health data to talking toasters. Addicted Products, from Simone Rebaudengo was awarded Best in Show, SAP Scouting, SAP was awarded People’s Choice, and Avena+ Test Bed – Agricultural Printing and Altered Landscapes, by Benedikt Groß took home both Best Student and Best Concept.