The Interaction Awards recognize and celebrate examples of excellence in interaction design across domains, platforms, environments and cultures.
Check out the 2012 winners of the IxDA awards to see how beautiful they are. While the entries are definitely interesting, we (WizeHIve) think that the program is interesting as well. Here’s why:
1. Over 40 prizes are given out. For IxDA this means they can award more works that embody and improve meanignful relationships between people and the products/services they use. For WizeHive, this means entries of all types are accepted and rewarded for their own merits, translation: more entries and more exposure for the awards program.
2. Fees are based on geography and professional status. For IxDA, this was a way to reflect the diversity of their global community and support fair and inclusive participation. At WizeHive, we think it is a great way to include students and an interesting use of WizeHive’s award entry fee feature.
3. Staged judging and review. The awards program has several layers, garnering more interaction from entrants and reviewers and giving people more time to see what the awards program is all about. IxDA has also included a jury selection (by an esteemed panel of experts) as well as a crowdsourced, people’s choice award where they can evaluate the shortlist of entries.
4. A tangible award. The final award winners in each category will be celebrated at IxDA’s Interaction13 conference in Toronto, Canada. Winners will receive a trophy and a cash prize. We think prizes like this are more meaningful (and not just in the “look what I got, ma!” kind of way) than prizes that are online only.
Entry to the awards competition is open to all companies, individuals and students from now until October 1, 2012 at 11:59pm PST, so get to work on your submission today!