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World Interaction Design Day

September 24, 2019

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.

Our aim is to have a positive, long-lasting impact by facilitating activities that support dialogue and outcomes.

Presented in partnership with Adobe and IxDA, we welcomed everyone to contribute by hosting activities for their local communities around the theme for 2019: Trust and Responsibility


Take a look at some moments from World Interaction Design Day!


Amélie Lamont

Product Designer at Thoughtbot, USA

Xin Xiangyang

Professor and Dean, School of Design at Jiangnan University, China

Kadambari Sahu

Head of Design at ValueLabs, India

Kavitha Krishnan

Senior User Experience Strategist at Mattel Inc., USA

Thomas Kueber

Digital Design Director at Designit, Germany

Mariano Jeger

VP Executive Creative Director SS LATAM at R/GA, Argentina

Antionette Carroll

National Board Member, AIGA, USA

Alok Nandi

President at IxDA, Belgium

Tom Beck

Executive Director at SoDA, USA

Birgit Mager

President at Service Design Network (SDN), Germany

Scott Belsky

Chief Product Officer at Adobe, USA

Satoshi Kikuchi

CEO at Web Directions East, Japan

Lindsay Munro

Social Media Strategist at Adobe, Canada

Vankatesha Murthy

CEO at Design Unbounded, Australia

Khoi Vinh

Principal Designer at Adobe, USA

Brenda Sanderson

Executive Director at IxDA, Canada

Andre Jay Meissner

XD EMEA at Adobe, Germany

Amyris Fernandez

Course Coordinator at Digital House - Coding School, Brazil

Sudhir Sharma

CEO at Indi-Design, India


Get inspired by 10 up-and-coming UX designers from all over the world, or join one of our global events to participate.


World Interaction Design Day is a global celebration of interaction design impact on improving the human condition. Presented in partnership by Adobe and the Interaction Design Association, events take place in communities across the world one day in September each year. This includes presentations, workshops, and design showcases focused on elevating the work of interaction designers, and knowledge sharing.

The theme for 2019 was trust and responsibility. The theme challenged the interaction design community to explore their impact on trust and responsibility in their work, workplace, communities, and beyond.

World Interaction Design Day is first-and-foremost for interaction designers; events will focus on the practice of creating interactive digital products, environments, and services. If you're not an interaction designer, you're still very welcome to attend an event; developers, academics, students, and designers from other discipline will certainly find many of our events interesting and empowering.

To see all the events that happened in your community in 2019, visit our Events page. Sign up to be notified of 2020 activities.

Start planning for 2020! Sign up for updates for more information.

While there are no specific guidelines, all events should host activities that support and advance the cause of interaction design as it relates to the annual theme.

If you'd like to be involved in supporting World Interaction Design Day, the best way is to host an event or help a local group host an event. Sign up for updates on 2020.

Click here for an archive of 2018.

For more information, please email ixdd@adobe.com