Interaction14, 5 to 8 February 2014, Amsterdam

Interaction is the annual interaction design conference built around a global community.


Interaction14 took place in Amsterdam from 5 to 8 February 2014. Four days of presentations and workshops with unique opportunities to share your point of view and get inspired by stories from around the world!

Our art and craft are evolving with usage patterns and technological developments. Interaction Designers strive to create meaningful relationships between people and the products and services that they use, from computers to mobile devices to appliances and beyond. Our practices are evolving with the world!

Interaction14 in Amsterdam has been inspired by the multiple relationships and the emerging languages, offering an interaction design grammar for different contexts, from urban to mobile screens, from immersive to sensor-based environments.

Interaction14 invites and sought inspiration from other areas of practice (like storytelling and food preparation), acknowledging that Interaction Design is a discipline at the intersection of many other, like Industrial Design, Ethnography, Experience Design and Visual Communication.


Amsterdam is a place of excitement and inspiration for creatives of all stripes. Thousands make their living in the creative industries. This city has the highest number of creatives per square meter in the world. With its varied venues, restaurants and nightlife, Amsterdam is an excellent place to gather with peers.

Academic Partners

HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and Delft University of Technology were the co-host design schools for Interaction14.

Utrecht School of the Arts is one of the largest art, design and technology oriented universities in Europe. In 1991, the school started the first the Interaction Design program in the Netherlands.

Delft University's MSc Program in Design for Interaction focuses on designing innovative and appropriate products and services by placing the key aspects of human-product interaction central in the design process.

Full conference program

Selection of Interaction14 speakers

The conference featured a broad spectrum of talks – everything from “The Interaction Design of the International Space Station” to “What my cat taught me about User Experience.” In addition to cutting edge interaction design, our talks covered related disciplines such as typography and architecture. There were six keynotes and 51 talks. In short, something to inspire everyone. What will inspire you? #ixd14


Interaction15 will take place in San Francisco from 9 to 11 February 2015 #ixd15