Interaction Design News
Special Projects Reveal Intuitive New Interface Magic UX
Special Projects have created a new smartphone interface, using AR, which offers a completely new way to navigate between apps. The 'Magic UX' allows users to create a virtual desktop and pin apps to a physical space.
NASA-Inspired AR Installation at Dolby Gallery
A NASA-inspired AR installation recently went live at Dolby's Gallery in San Francisco. Titled 'Asteria,' the augmented reality journey across space is part of Dolby's ongoing series of site-specific commissions that are created for its unique gallery space in San Francisco.
HUSH Designs Permanent Data-Driven Experience in United Therapeutics' New Energy Conscious HQ
HUSH and Biotech innovator United Therapeutics (Unither) recently collaborated to bring to life Unither's new digitally controlled energy-conscious headquarters in Silver Spring, MD.
Adobe Launches 'Wireframe' Podcast in Partnership with Gimlet Creative
Adobe has announced a new podcast in partnership with Gimlet Creative exploring the biggest questions facing UX and UI designers today. Launching on October 9, Wireframe will discuss the questions designers ask and the answers they discover.
UX Vilnius 2018
UX Vilnius 2018 is a design conference for professionals working with and around User Experience Design. The conference will be held in Lithuania on November 13, 2018.
Frontend Voted UX Winner in Fast Company Awards 2018
Frontend.com was honored as a winner by Fast Company in its annual Innovation by Design Awards for 2018 in the User Experience category.
SXSW Place by Design 2019
Place by Design is SXSW's public space design competition, celebrating transformative work at the intersection of art, technology, and design that rethinks how we use and interact with the places around us. This competition provides a platform for artists, architects, designers and urbanists at all levels to present their scalable solutions for improving our shared landscape.
Winners of 2018 UX Design Awards
International Design Center Berlin has announced the winners of this year's UX Design Awards. Following intensive deliberations, the jury bestowed five UX Design Awards, four UX Design Awards | Concept and one UX Design Award Gold among 48 nominated projects.
Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda offers an insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs. For fifteen years, Kocienda was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser.
SEGD Xlab 2018: The Future of Storytelling
The Society for Experiential Graphic Design's eighth-annual digital experiential design gathering, Xlab, will be held in Brooklyn for the first time-at the BRIC arts and media center.
Communication Arts 25th Annual Interactive Competition
Communication Arts magazine is calling for submissions for its 25th Interactive Competition. The annual competition celebrates the best work being done for the Web, Desktop, interactive installation and handheld devices. Student work is also being accepted.
Panasonic Design to Reveal Kasa at London Design Biennale
Panasonic Design will exhibit a collection of lights that react to peoples' behavior at this year's London Design Biennale at Somerset House.
Aruliden Creates Smart Real Estate Sign for Compass
Aruliden has unveiled its new design for Compass which is a complete reimagining of the traditional real estate sign - something that hasn't been redesigned for decades.
2019 One Show: Call for Entries
The One Club is now calling for entries for the 2019 One Show, the world's most prestigious awards show recognizing the best creative work in advertising, interactive, design and branded entertainment. The brightest creative minds from advertising agencies, digital agencies, design agencies, production companies, consumer brands and non-profit organizations are invited to enter.
DSE Opens Call for 2019 APEX Awards Nominations
Digital Signage Expo is now accepting nominations for its 2019 APEX Awards. The Awards recognize and honor achievement in the creation and installation of compelling viewer content and interactive technology.
Indigo Design Award 2019
The 2nd Indigo Design Award is now open for entries. Indigo is open to conceptual and completed designs that are five years old or less.
MET Studio Designs the Monastic Way Visitor Experience to Tell 1000-year Story of Buckfast Abbey
MET Studio has designed an immersive visitor experience, 'The Monastic Way,' celebrating 1000 years of Buckfast Abbey and telling the story of 1500 years of Benedictine monks and nuns history.
iF Design Award 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 iF Design Award. First awarded in 1953, the iF Design Award is the oldest independent design seal in the world. It is a symbol of outstanding design achievements that focuses on the innovative power of design.
SOFTlab Creates Interactive Wall Installation for IBM Watson HQ
SOFTlab recently completed Currents, an interactive wall installation for the IBM Watson headquarters in Atlanta.
Lab101 Designs Interactive Touchwall for Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp Featuring Crowdsourced Animations
Lab101 has created a digital wall for the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp. Visitors are invited to start their discovery by touching one of the selected pieces on display on the six screens at the museum entrance.
Kurppa Hosk Develops New Brand Design and Strategy for Tink
Kurppa Hosk has developed a new brand design and strategy for Tink, a personal finance management service headquartered in Sweden.
SWIFT Creates Four AR Concepts for HTC
SWIFT recently created four AR concepts for HTC to demonstrate the power of room-wide computing at home without the need for screens and are based on familiar domestic archetypes, lamps and mirrors, making them more approachable.
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision exhibition, on view at the Cooper Hewitt from April 13 through October 28, will feature inclusive, interactive installations created in collaboration with contemporary designers. The exhibition invites visitors to encounter design with all their senses through several interactive installations, created in collaboration with contemporary designers, from a furry wall with digital sensors that play music to a scent commission by Christopher Brosius inspired by winter.
SIGGRAPH 2018 Vancouver
The 45th SIGGRAPH conference, world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will take place August 12-16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Adobe XD Announces Integrations with Photoshop CC and Sketch
Adobe has today announced new time-saving features for XD. Notably, users can now bring their Photoshop and Sketch assets and design files directly into XD, enabling designers to automatically convert to XD files and more quickly create interactive prototypes.
Winners of 2018 iF Design Award
iF has unveiled the winners of its 2018 Design Award at the BMW Welt in Munich. The competition received 6,402 entries from 2,955 participants from 54 countries.
Peopledesign President Kevin Budelmann Appointed Global Vice President of IxDA
Kevin Budelmann, co-founder and President of Peopledesign has recently been promoted to IxDA Global Vice President at its most recent gathering in Lyon, France.
Map Designs Connected Motorcycle Navigator for KPIT
Map has collaborated with KPIT, a leading global technology company from India, to create a new connected motorcycle navigation device, MaximusPro the world's first integrated, connected and digital platform for 2-wheelers.
Renault Unveils EZ-GO Concept Car
Renault has unveiled EZ-GO, a robo-vehicle and ride-hailing concept, featuring an iconic design meant to integrate into the environment, and maximize new ways of moving around congested cities.
UX London 2018
The 10th UX London, the internationally renowned UX conference, will be held May 23-25. The conference will bring engaging industry leaders from around the world together to present a combination of inspirational talks and lively, hands-on workshops.
Hato Designs 'Start with a Mark' Campaign for D&AD
D&AD recently enlisted Hato to create the campaign 'Start with a Mark,' a co-design tool that will be shared with D&AD's community to generate this year's festival identity. The campaign was created in the belief that every great idea starts with a mark.
Adobe XD Previews New Feature and Unveils Free Icon Kits
Adobe has unveiled a sneak preview of vector graphic support in Creative Cloud Libraries coming soon to Adobe XD.
2018 Core77 Design Awards
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Core77 Design Awards. From traditional to progressive, the competition honors practitioners within 14 areas of design enterprise at both the student and professional level.
UX Design Awards 2018
The 2018 UX Design Awards is now open for entries. The UX Design Awards are a singular competition, focusing on user experience as a key asset in a connected world. A distinction for excellent user experience places a unique selling proposition of innovative products and services in the foreground.
Reality Redrawn Challenge
As part of the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative, Mozilla launched the Reality Redrawn Challenge. The non-profit is sponsoring public demonstrations that make the power of misinformation and its potential impacts visible and visceral.
2018 Fjord Trends Report: Tension Shapes the Future of Human-machine Interactions
Fjord has relased its 2018 Trends Report. Now in its 11th year, the annual report identifies 7 key trends expected to disrupt the way we live and work in the year ahead.
Adobe XD Introduces Multiple New Time-Saving Features
December's Adobe XD CC release has introduced several time-saving features that enable designers to quickly and efficiently turn ideas into experiences across multiple devices and platforms.
2018 SEGD Global Design Awards
The 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international design awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, is open for entries. The competition is open to experiential graphic designers, environmental graphic designers, fabricators, architects, exhibition designers, interaction designers, digital media designers, experience designers, students and others who have a hand in shaping communication in the built environment.
MAP Design Lab Creates MOVE Studio for Microsoft MR
Microsoft recently commissioned MAP Design Lab to create a kinetic experience as one of four featured demos showcasing the breadth of Windows Mixed Reality capabilities.
Gagarin Designs Installations for Lava Centre
Gagarin, in cooperation with Basalt architects, designed the main exhibition for the new Lava Centre in Iceland.
The 2018 BraunPrize is now open for submissions. The Awards program challenges creative minds to envision design concepts that matter.
Interaction Awards 2018
The 2018 Interaction Awards is now open for submissions. Professionals and students are invited to submit concepts and/or production projects of any kind that exemplify outstanding interaction design in one or more of the six categories.
Communication Arts' 24th Annual Interactive Competition
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 24th annual Interactive Competition. This juried competition celebrates the best work being done for the Web, Desktop, interactive installation and handheld devices. Student work is also being accepted.
Future Portrait by PRISM at Panorama Music Festival
PRISM created an installation for the Panorama Music Festival that transformed participants' motion into an amazing dynamic film.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Designs Reformation's New Concept Store
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) has completed the design of a new concept store for Reformation in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco.
Mobius: A Captivating Installation by 3form X Louis Lim
On view at WantedDesign this spring, Mobius is a flashy installation designed by Louis Lim for 3form. The interactive, circular bench is responsive to vibration. When activated, light flows through the bench with water-like ease.
Finish Line Taps Creative Consultancy Green Stone to Craft a New Generation of Mobile App
Green Stone recently redesigned Finish Line's mobile app with the aim of integrating personalized curation, style-centric content, and commerce in a delightfully differentiated way.
Cooper Hewitt Announces 2017 National Design Award Winners
Cooper Hewitt has announced the winners of the 18th National Design Awards. The accolade recognizes design excellence & innovation in 11 categories, and aims to promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world.
2017 Innovation By Design Awards
The 2017 Innovation By Design Awards is open for submissions through May 4, 2017. The competition aims to honor the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow.
iF Design Award 2018
The 2018 iF Design Award is now open for submissions. Agencies, architects, designers and companies from all over the world are invited to put their products and services to the test.
Carlo Ratti Associati Launches Lift-Bit
Carlo Ratti Associati, in partnership with Milanese fab lab Opendot, has launched Lift-Bit - a shape-shifting sofa with embedded motion-tracking sensors that can be reconfigured remotely via an app.
Bluecadet Creates Interactive Exhibits for Royal Ontario Museum
Bluecadet created two interactive experiences for a recent exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum that highlight a world where the highly endangered species is no longer threatened by extinction.
HUSH Inspires Peak Performance with All-New Suite of Intensive Games for The Pursuit by Equinox
HUSH has created four all-new games for Equinox's trademark in-studio competitive digital cycling platform 'The Pursuit by Equinox.' HUSH's suite of unique cycling experiences inspire participation while also helping users reach optimal performance.
Earth 2050 Project Invites Dreamers, Innovators and Designers to Predict and Illustrate the Future
POSSIBLE Moscow has created an interactive portal for Kaspersky Lab that invites users to discuss the world of the future, the opportunities it brings and the threats it might cause.
2017 Core77 Design Awards
Submissions are now open for the 2017 Core77 Design Awards. Core77 invites designers from all over the world to put their best work forward for the seventh edition of the competition.
BMW Unveils BMW i Inside Future Sculpture at CES 2017
The BMW i Inside Future sculpture, unveiled at this year's CES, offers a new perspective on the opportunities and challenges presented by fully automated driving.
J. Walter Thompson Brazil Creates Thanks Box for Coca-Cola
As part of a Christmas campaign for Coca Cola, J. Walter Thompson Brazil created the "Thanks Box," a reverse vending machine that lets users buy and send a Coke for a special person that deserves a special thank you this year.
2017 Siggraph Conference: Call for Submissions
2017 Siggraph, set for July 30 through August 3 in Los Angeles, has announced a call for submissions.
BMW HoloActive Touch
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, BMW will unveil its HoloActive Touch system, an innovative interface between the driver and vehicle that acts like a virtual touchscreen.
Figma Launches Components
Figma, a design tool with real-time collaboration, has launched Components, a feature that allows designers to reuse existing parts of a design quickly throughout a file, solving a common, tedious problem frequently faced by UI and graphic designers.
Seymourpowell Creates Interactive Smart Mirror for Superdry's Berlin Flagship Store
Seymourpowell has created a new interactive 'smart mirror' for British lifestyle brand Superdry's new flagship store in Berlin, which allows customers to 'digitally' try on the brand's new range of winter apparel before purchasing.
2017 O'Reilly Design Conference
The second O'Reilly Design Conference will be held March 19-22 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. The event aims to arm designers with the skills, connections, and inspiration to create the products and services of today and tomorrow.
Main Street at eBay Headquarters by ESI Design
eBay's corporate campus in San Jose has unveiled a new "front door" to the company with Main Street, a 20,000-square-foot hub designed by ESI Design that brings the brand to life through massive interactive installations and displays in a bright, airy setting.
California at Design Museum
The Design Museum's new exhibition 'California' will bring together political posters, personal computers and self-driving cars to reveal how this culture of design and technology has made us all Californians. The exhibition will also look beyond hardware to explore how user interface designers in the Bay Area are shaping some of our most common daily experiences.
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards
The 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards is now open for submissions. Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design, honoring design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content and compelling experiences in public spaces.
International Design Excellence Awards 2017
The 2017 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) is now open for submissions. IDEA is a premier international design competition sponsored annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and judged by renowned design experts from around the world.
The Collected Works Designs UI and Data Visualization for Starry
The Collected Works designed the UI for Starry - a touchscreen router that makes fast, reliable Wi-Fi easy for everyone.
TechSAge Design Competition 2017: Call for Submissions
Submissions are now open for the second annual TechSAge Design Competition. The two-phase global competition, designed to foster highly creative and impactful concepts, seeks to inspire talented students to develop innovative technology-enabled design solutions for the aging population, especially considering the varied abilities and disabilities of older adults.
Craft Sync: Sync From Sketch with 1 Click
InVision has today unveiled Craft Sync, which bridges design and prototyping environments by enabling product designers to quickly send their Sketch artboards to InVision without having to leave their preferred design environment.
Jamboard: The Whiteboard, Reimagined for Collaboration in the Cloud
With all the technological advances that make it easy for a global workforce to stay connected, there is still no seamless way to brainstorm across teams or offices.
Team London App by Cloudred
Cloudred designed and programmed a service & volunteering app for Team London. Available for both iOS and Android, the app helps Londoners find volunteer opportunities close to them and make a difference in their communities.
The Light Forest by BCXSY
The "Light Forest," a creative LED lighting installation by Philips, combines sculptural lighting effects directly into a uniquely detailed wall surface.
PANTONE Studio: New App Brings Insta-Ready Color & Inspiration to Your Device
Pantone has today launched a brand new digital app that brings color and inspiration to your device. PANTONE Studio lets users capture colors that inspire them in everyday life and convert them into palettes and digital artwork ready for social sharing, all in one on-the-go platform.
Communication Arts 23rd Annual Interactive Competition
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 23rd Annual Interactive Competition. Any interactive project created for digital distribution on disk, interactive kiosk, handheld device, online service or the World Wide Web is eligible.
Collaborative Farming: Growing Own Organic Food at Tomorrow's Supermarkets
Carlo Ratti Associati, in collaboration with EATALY and CAAB, has designed a concept pavilion where people can engage with digitally-augmented farming and grow their own food on-site.
Youmeus Digital Retail Concept for Kenwood
Youmeus has created an interactive digital point of purchase concept to launch Kenwood's new global campaign 'What do you see?'
Map Designs Suzy Snooze for BleepBleeps
Suzy Snooze is the latest in the BleepBleeps line of cute, connected devices that make parenting easier.
Digital Retail Award 2016
Digitalization is shaking up brick-and-mortar retail worldwide. Online stores are ahead in some industries, but retailers are leveraging new shop concepts and digital POS technologies to deliver new services and experiences.
Tinker Imagineers Completes Nestlé's Open House in Switzerland
Nest is the new Nestle open house in Vevey, Lake Geneva designed by Tinker Imagineers. The Swiss Concept-Consult Architectes renovated the industrial heritage site and covered it with a magnificent glass roof and steel construction.
Winners of the 17th Annual National Design Awards
Cooper Hewitt has announced the winners of the 2016 National Design Awards. The accolade recognizes excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines in 11 categories.
2016 Innovation By Design Awards
The 2016 Innovation By Design Awards is open for entries. Organized by Fast Company, the competition aims to honor the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow.
UX Design Awards 2016
The 2016 UX Design Awards are now open for entries. Designers, companies and agencies are invited to submit their user-oriented products and services until April 29, 2016.
SpeedX Leopard: The First Ever Smart Aero Road Bike
SpeedX Leopard is the only smart aero road bike with the ability to help you train and track your progress in real time.
Core77 Design Awards 2016
The sixth Core77 Design Awards invites designers from all over the world to put their best work forward. Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners.
FITC Toronto 2016
The 2016 FITC Toronto will be held April 17-19 at the Hilton Toronto. It is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies.
Communication Arts Publishes Interactive Annual 22
Communication Arts has published Interactive Annual 22, featuring the winners of its 22nd annual interactive competition.
6th Annual Lovie Awards: Call for Entries
The 6th Annual Lovie Awards are now open for entries. The competition aims to honour the most outstanding European work across Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Mobile & Apps and Social.
Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center
TRIAD Berlin and TRIAD China recently created a unique showroom that showcases both the history and future of energy production.
One Show 2016
The 2016 One Show, one of the most prestigious awards competitions in advertising and design, is now open for entries.
Humanscale and Tome Introduce OfficeIQ
Humanscale has today unveiled OfficeIQ, a revolutionary system developed in collaboration with Detroit-based Tome Software.
Tinker Imagineers Named Overall Winner of SBID International Design Awards 2015
The Society of British and International Design declared Tinker imagineers the overall winner of the SBID International Design Excellence Awards 2015 on account of its experience design for the Juliana Children's Hospital.
2016 SEGD Global Design Awards
The 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards are now open for entries. The international awards program honors design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content, and compelling experiences in public spaces.
TYC's Innovative Retail Design for World Vision Goes Live at Westfield London
The Story Shop has been unveiled at Westfield London and it's a game changer in the sector. Historically, the charity sector has been denied access to premium retail environments and World Vision, the world's largest international children's charity, needed to change this in order to explore the higher donation market.
Powering the Future Installation by Gagarin
Gagarin was hired to design and install a new exhibition at Ljósafossstöð, one of Iceland's oldest hydro stations, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland.
Pixel Awards 2015
The 10th Annual Pixel Awards are now open for entries. The competition is open to all companies, organizations and individuals involved in making the best work in digital.
Topp Helps Samsung to Create an Uncompromising Smartwatch Experience
Topp has been Samsung's design partner for the new Tizen-based smartwatch platform, driving the underlying UX framework that can now be found in the new Gear S2. To deliver this to the Korean giant, the team said goodbye to "best practice creativity" in favor of speed and iteration.
Sumsup: PWW Designs an App for the Future Workspace
PWW recently created Sumsup, a conceptual workspace app that enables people to communicate more effectively with their colleagues and employers to create a more positive and productive workforce.
Framestore Creates a Tactile New Installation for Tate Modern
Framestore created a tactile new installation for Tate Modern. Tate Modern welcomes around 5 million visitors through its doors each year, and shows work drawn from Tate's vast collection.
In May 2014, an exhibition in the Westman Islands about one of Iceland's biggest natural disasters, the Heimaey eruption in 1973, was launched in a new building on the slopes of the Eldfell volcano.
Designer's Fiesta 2015
Now in its 6th year, Designer's Fiesta is a unique event, packing a huge number of talks, on a wide range of topics, in just one day of intense learning and networking.