A New Dawn.
Look back on the Milan edition of Interaction Week, one of the largest events dedicated to design and its consequences. We brought together more than a thousand designers, makers, researchers to look into the evolution of design, exploring the cutting-edge.
Off-center, on point
6 days of practical inspiration for people who design
In designing for an increasingly inclusive world, we seek to identify the talking points of the industry’s evolution. More than just a conference, Interaction Week was a mix of events aimed at inspiring designers and anyone who design: thought-provoking, revitalizing and diverse.
WED - FRI, 5 - 7 FEBRUARY
Interaction 20 Conference
3 days of conference, 80 talks. Interaction 20 has given voice to a diverse range of points of view. More than 1000 participants made this one of the biggest and more interesting conferences on design. And one of the last events of the first half of 2020 that brought people physically together in one single location.
Our theme, A New Dawn, explored the meaning and evolution of our practice and approaches, now that we have begun to design almost anything for anywhere. We play with new technologies, as we face unprecedented organizational, societal, and industrial challenges. What brought us here will not be enough to help us design the future.
TUE, 4 FEBRUARY
Great way to train your design muscles with practical, hands-on, fun (also: incredibly insightful) workshops. We had 21 workshops, half- and full-day sessions to choose from.
FRI, 7 FEBRUARY
Interaction Awards Ceremony
We celebrated design thought leadership and innovation around the globe in this evening of awards. 30 finalists competed for 6 categories, to show - in practice - how interaction design impacts and improves human lives.
TUE - FRI, 4 - 7 FEBRUARY
Milan is a city rich with design, and with opportunities to gather together and socialize. We wanted to give participants the chance to be part of it! JWe organised Design Aperitivos & Dinners in iconic restaurants, as well as Studio Tours - to explore some of the most interesting design studios in Milan.
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MON, 3 FEBRUARY
Local Leaders’ Retreat
For IxDA Local Leader - or those interested in starting an IxDA Local group - we hosted the annual Local Leader’s Retreat in a one day workshop. A great occasion to get together with fellow Local Leaders to discuss strategies for designing a passionate IxDA community in your area.
TUE, 4 FEBRUARY
An evening of nibbles, drinks and chat with other participants. Hosted in one of the most fascinating spaces of the Science Museum of Milan, full of amazing pieces of transportation engineering. Not only: participants had access to the Leonardo exhibition, where they could walk through some of his creations and ideas.