2012 Interaction Awards: Shortlist Announced!

29 Oct 2011 - 4:46pm
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Great news! We’ve finalized the shortlist of entries in consideration for the 2012 Interaction Awards. The following projects will be evaluated by our esteemed international Jury Panel when they convene in New York City on November 12 & 13.

2012 Interaction Awards Shortlist:

Making daily activities more efficient.

  • Appie, IceMobile Agency
  • B-Cycle, Crispin, Porter + Bogusky
  • Cooking Light: Quick and Healthy Menu Maker, Small Planet Digital
  • Daily Stack, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery Generator User Experience, Smart Design
  • Gilt on the Go v2.0 - Phone app, Gilt Groupe
  • Hotdog, Art Center College of Design
  • Memorex Clock Radio Mini Alarm and Clock Radio Dual Alarm for iPod, Ziba Design
  • Movistar Video, Vostok
  • Out of Box Experience - Accu-Chek Aviva, Frontend.com
  • Routesy, Odopod
  • Space Marathon, Hongik University
  • TaskRabbit iPhone app, Cooper
  • Xero, Xero
  • XM Snap Satellite Radio, Ziba Design


Capturing attention, creating delight and delivering meaning.

  • 2011 Audio Line Interface for TDK Life on Record, Ziba
  • Drift app, Drift
  • HBO GO Mobile Applications, HUGE
  • Interaction Cubes, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz/Museu da Vida
  • Real Life with Virtual Wallet iPad Ad, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • Shanghai Corporate Pavilion - The Dream Cube, ESI Design
  • Sound Noodle, Art Center College of Design
  • The Daily, The Daily
  • University of Oregon Ford Alumni Center, Second Story Interactive Studios
  • We Remember/ Explore 9/11, Local Projects LLC


Enabling people to go beyond their limits.

  • Bkin Wayfinding System, AKKO
  • Costa Rican Elections Supreme Court Data Visualization Tool, Possible Worldwide
  • Google Art Project, Possible Worldwide
  • I Mirabilia, Iuav University of Venice
  • I want ToBe... Course, ToBe Worldwide
  • Life Technologies SOLiD 5500 (xl) user interface, IDEO
  • MetaDistretti e-Monitors, Frog
  • Nike+ GPS, R/GA
  • Out of Box Experience - Accu-Chek Aviva, Frontend.com
  • Out of the Box, vitamins design ltd
  • PULSE: an assistive technology for hearing impaired, Faber-Ludens
  • ReadyForZero, ReadyForZero
  • Teaching Channel, Method, Inc.
  • Tiblo: A tangible learning aid for children with dyslexia, National Institute of Design


Encouraging self expression and/or creativity.

  • 5ml, Velti S.A.
  • Infinite Creativity, Second Story Interactive Studios
  • LoopLoop, Stimulant
  • LTE (4G) Video Broadcaster, Citizen
  • meloop -The fragments of melody, Sharp
  • Pas a Pas, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
  • Plug-In-Play, Rockwell Group
  • Team Sports, R/GA
  • The Film Room, R/GA


Facilitating communication between people and communities.

  • Cities of Service Online Network, cloudred
  • FACES, Projekt202
  • FoodHub: a digital community where local food people connect, ISITE Design
  • frogMOB, Frog
  • Homeless SMS, Delft University of Technology
  • Lynx Stream, Razorfish
  • Nike+ GPS, R/GA
  • Nokia N9 - Swipe UI, Nokia
  • Pepsi Refresh Project, HUGE
  • Plug-In-Play, Rockwell Group
  • Steps, Art Center College of Design
  • Weaving Relationships, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
  • Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), Microsoft


Re-imagining completely an existing product or service by creating new behaviors, usages or markets.

  • ASSA ABLOY Mobile Keys, Screen Interaction
  • Avaya Flare UX Strategy, Native Design Ltd
  • Ford SmartGauge, Smart Design
  • Hiboo, books to explore, Gobelins, l'ecole de l'image
  • Low2No - Smart systems for carbon neutral lifestyles, Experientia
  • Morgan Stanley Matrix, Morgan Stanley
  • Nike+ GPS, R/GA
  • Peel, Peel
  • Spotify Box, Umea Institute of Design
  • SWYP: See What You Print, Artefact
  • The Waste Land, Touch Press LLP
  • Urbanflow Helsinki, Nordkapp, Urbanscale LLC
  • Vendo: An Urban Hybrid, California College of the Arts


With over 300 entries from across 33 countries, selecting the shortlist was not an easy task. Many thanks to the peer reviewers around the world who helped us get here, and to everyone who supported the awards by entering their work.

Good luck to the shortlist in the final round! After the jury session we’ll open voting on the website for this year’s People’s Choice winner. The 2012 Interaction Award winners will be announced in Dublin, Ireland, in February 2012.

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