2-8 February 2020 - Milan, Italy

Grab your ticket!

Join more than 1000 interaction designers in the global capital of design and fashion,
Wallpaper* magazine’s Best City.
A limited number of early bird tickets are on sale now.

Credits: Lobster studio, Rocket Audio

A new dawn

As interaction designers, we have begun to design almost anything for anywhere. We are working in an era with ever-evolving contexts and boundaries. The results have far-reaching impact, unexpected benefits, and consequences. We will explore the meaning and evolution of interaction design by understanding the brightest minds not just in design, but also in mathematics, philosophy, psychology or even industry.

Milan’s unique characteristics are the brain child of Leonardo Da Vinci, the greatest “super genius” of his time, and perhaps all time. He designed and planned the city’s network of canals and layout. We take inspiration from his multi-disciplinary approach in the world capital of (physical) product design to explore interaction design through the eyes of other disciplines.

Interaction Week 2020 Conference Co-Chairs: Andrea Pedrina & Julie Blitzer
Education Partner: Domus Academy

Ciao da Milano!

Join us in Milan, recently crowned with the 2019 Design Award for Best City, by Wallpaper* magazine, citing an “exciting renaissance”. This ancient, sophisticated city is often described as the world capital for fashion and [furniture] design, but Northern Italy also played a key role in the advancement of interaction design. In 2003 Arduino was invented in nearby Ivrea, at the Interaction Design Institute, which later merged with Domus Academy, our education partner for the 2020 conference.

As Italy’s industrial and business center, Milan has many world-class attractions, from ancient ruins to cutting edge institutions. With the sartorially sophisticated locals, renowned restaurants, modernist architecture, and opulent museums and galleries, Milan is a surprisingly cool city.

Team

Brenda Sanderson

IxDA Executive Director

Kim Mingo

Program Co-Director

Claudio Moderini

Program Co-Director

Jan-Christoph Zoels

Program Co-Director

Michele Aquila

Education Summit Co-Chair

Bel Berreiros

Education Summit Co-Chair

Maria Teresa dell'Aquila

Service Experience Co-Director

Raffaella Citterio

Service Experience Co-Director

Laura Polazzi

Site Experience Co-Director

Marco Tagliavacche

Site Experience Co-Director

Franco Papeschi

Communication Co-Director

Federica Pecoraro

Communication Co-Director

Simone Costagliola

Digital Experience Director

Megha Damani

Volunteers Director

Fabrizio Lo Presti

Sponsorship Co-Director

Andrea Pellegrino

Sponsorship Co-Director

Marco Siccardi

Brand Manager

Carrie Rice

Conference Planner

FAQ - Top questions

I am interested in speaking or leading a workshop at Interaction Week 2020, who should I contact?

The Interaction Week 2020 Call for Proposals will be released in June 2019. In the meantime, sign up for our mailing list to be the first to find out more.

Is it possible to volunteer for Interaction Week 2020?

Yes! The Interaction Week events are made possible by numerous volunteers. Please fill out this form to let us know you are interested and we will follow up in Fall 2019: Volunteer Interest Form

What dates should I plan to be in Milan?

If you are attending the conference only, plan to arrive in time to enjoy the opening party on 4 February, and leave on 8 or 9 February.
Pre-conference events, including the Interaction Design Education Summit, Local Leaders Retreat and Workshops will be confirmed at a later date.