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With over 200 groups on 6 continents, IxDA local events can be anything from an online meetup to a multi-day conference. We're also fans of events organized within the broader design community. We like to think of it as something for everyone.

Read Recommendations for IxDA Local Group organizers in light of COVID-19

Raleigh, NC, USA — online

21 Sep 2021

Object Oriented UX: Nielsen's second usability heuristic says a system should match the real world. Easier said than done! Object-Oriented UX (OOUX) is a philosophy that helps align product teams toward this goal by rooting digital systems in familiar, real-world objects (people, places, and things) instead of abstract processes. By mapping out objects, relationships, attributes, and actions, we can design the simplest system that faithfully matches the real world. Join Ben Pappalardo, User Experience and Design Consultant at Insight, as he explores this emerging topic.

Oslo, Norway — online

22 Sep 2021

Design Systems Hour Episode 4: Gjensidige's Design System Gjensidige (literally "Mutual") is one of the largest insurers in the Nordic and Baltic region with more than 2 million customers. They've built a hub for everyone building, testing, and improving the company's digital services. The design systems community at Gjensidige consists of 164 specialists: visual designers, developers, content designers, analysts, service designers, interaction designers, and more. Gjensidige's 20+ cross-functional product teams face outwards to their customers in the Nordic and Baltic countries. They have the backing of a team develops, optimizes and maintains Gjensidige's design system. Joining us from Gjensidige is Torstein Aas-Hansen, who leads the content design group at Gjensidige. The host of this episode is Sally Renshaw, design systems lead at Ruter.

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Brussels, Belgium — online

23 Sep 2021

Pratique et éducation – les re-connexions: Ce 23 septembre 2021, la session Design Open ViVRE permettra de re-connecter pratique et éducation, avec les angles « design, innovation, culture, entrepreneuriat ». Design Open VIVRE propose de croiser les points de vue et les faire résonner entre de multiples contrées, de nombreuses disciplines, diverses approches. Rejoignez-nous pour une session passionnante!

Cincinnati, OH, USA — online

24 Sep 2021

Careers in User Experience: Learn about some of the most creative jobs in tech, such as studying how people use technology, organizing content for websites, and designing screens for mobile applications. Are there real jobs in UX? Yes! UX design is a Top 10 Hard Skill. UX Designer is the #24 Best Job in America. There are thousands of UX job openings across Ohio.

Global - online

28 Sep 2021

World Interaction Design Day is an annual event where we come together as a united global community to show how interaction design improves the human condition. This year’s edition of IxDD will continue to be primarily a digital-first experience. We’ll come together, but apart, through regional live stream events from around the world. Presented in partnership with Adobe and IxDA, we welcome everyone to contribute by hosting activities for their local communities around the theme for 2021: Solidarity and Transformation

Pittsburgh, PA, USA — online

29 Sep 2021

Antidotes to “Bad AI”: Novelty, Transparency, and Choice in IxD: "Bad AI" means artificial intelligence systems that sap our attention, warp our beliefs, and polarize our relationships. For example, "recommenders" bring us options: What to watch next on YouTube, what to read on Facebook, and even what to consume in search results. But are these valid choices that we would take on our own? As has been widely reported, these systems create problems for countless users every day.

Atlanta, GA, USA — online

30 Sep 2021

UX Discussion: Storytelling in UX — We invite you to attend this event regardless of whether you can discuss these topics from personal experience or you're just looking for guidance from the UX community.


21 Oct 2021 23 Oct 2021

[Partner event]: Service Design Global Conference 2021 — After a year of surviving the global pandemic and putting a greater focus on social justice, we know more than ever that the values we embrace and the choices we make define the world we experience. The decisions we make as designers and business leaders have real consequences on people and the planet—both designed and unintended. Whether improving existing services or fostering innovation, we need to be more intentional and aware of the ripple effects we create.

Guayaquil, Ecuador — online

08 Nov 2021 11 Nov 2021

[Partner Event] Cumulus Guayaquil 2021: Arts imagining communities to come: The Cumulus Conference Guayaquil 2021: Arts imagining communities to come seeks to promote academic reflections and artistic performances focusing on different ways of working with local communities. The conference would like to invite artists, scholars, professors, and researchers to share their experiences and reflections on this matter, pre, during and after the pandemic.

San José, Costa Rica – online

10 Nov 2021 12 Nov 2021

ILA21: Growing from a place of strength – From the beginning, we set ILA20 to grow from our strengths. Futures are made from challenges and dreams, we have both. Distancing will pass and we will gather again. After plenty of consideration, we’ve decided to postpone ILA20. We’ll continue to work to build the event we all dreamed of, now ILA21, in San José.In the meantime, stay tuned for updates here and through our social media