IxDA’s 2014 Interaction Awards Shortlist announced

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) has just announced the shortlist of entries for the 2014 Interaction Awards. Out of the 350 projects submitted from around the world, 91 projects from 18 countries have been elevated for consideration. Congratulations to those who have been selected.

Being one of the “legion of international peer reviewers” who helped narrow down the work, I’m pretty excited by the quality of work submitted and really looking forward for the decision of the Jury.

2014 Interaction Awards Shortlist:


Making daily activities more efficient.
Artemis – McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Salesforce.com – FX, Professional, US
Cerner’s Population Health: Smart Registries, Cerner Corp., Professional, US
Delta Brand Transformation, AKQA, Professional, US
Engineering EduKit, Artefact, Professional, US
Enjoy Your Passion, Jeppesen GmbH, Professional, DE
KLM, redefined flight search, Mirabeau b.v., Professional, NL
Lego Calendar, Vitamins, Professional, GB
MobilePay by Danske Bank, In2media, Professional, DK
Nike+ Kinect Training, AKQA, Professional, GB
Point Break, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design , Student, DK
SAP Scouting, SAP Labs LLC, Professional, US
Swegon IQ-Navigator – A Handheld Control Unit, Veryday, Professional, SE
Terrarium – living maps, IUAV University of Venice, Student, IT
Wassenburg Endoscope Cleaning – Touch interface, VanBerlo, Professional, NL


Capturing attention, creating delight and delivering meaning.
Addicted Products, Student, NL
Blind Duck Hunt, Copenhaden Institute of Interaction Design, Student, CA
Burgundy Jazz, Catbird Productions, inc, Professional, CA
Compass: A concept for Google Glass and the Bronx Zoo, Moment, Professional, US
Fittle, National Institute of Design, Student, IN
Gallery One, Professional, US
Iceberg, ATOMIC3, Professional, CA
The International Space Orchestra, Student, US
Learning is a Breeze, Formula D interactive, Professional, ZA
Megaphone, The National Film Board of Canada, Professional, CA
Merrill Edge – Face Retirement, Starcom, Professional, US
Pareidolic Robot, Student, GB
Sentiment Analysis Project, Thomson Reuters, Professional, GB
Storsjöodjurscenter – an interactive monster laboratory, Unsworn Industries, Professional, SE
Target Thursday Lights, Target, Professional, US
The HypeMeter, SapientNitro, Professional, US
The Living Cell, CLEVER°FRANKE, Professional, NL
Walls Have Ears, Student, DK
WWF Together, AKQA, Professional, US


Enabling people to go beyond their limits.
Artefact Project G, Artefact, Professional, US
Breathe.Easy Asthma Management, Umeå Institute of Design, Student, SE
Consumer Barometer, CLEVER°FRANKE, Professional, NL
The Finnish Law Legislative Drafting Process Guide, Professional, FI
Fittle, National Institute of Design, Student, IN
IK BEN STER(K). A peer-to-peer talent development platform empowering young adults, Creating 010 – Hogeschool Rotterdam, Student, NL
Iris – Calgary Board of Education, Habanero Consulting Group, Professional, CA
Ledger Link, Grameen Foundation AppLab, Professional, UG
Memory Maps, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Student, DK
NOM, School of Visual Arts, Student, US
Philips EchoNavigator, Philips Design, Professional, NL
Pivot, Public Practice Studio at the University of Washington, Student, US
QardioArm, Vitamins, Professional, GB
Scritch, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Student, JP
Tele-Panchayat, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Student, IN
three.js playGnd, Branger_Briz, Professional, US


Encouraging self expression and/or creativity.
Adobe Kuler iPhone app, Adobe Systems, Inc., Professional, US
Bank of America – Express Your Thanks, Starcom, Professional, US
DIRTI for iPad, User Studio, Professional, FR
Dr. Wagon, Student, Student, US
Fisher-Price® Little People™ Apptivity™ Barnyard, Fisher-Price, Professional, US
Indigo Studio, Infragistics, Inc., Professional, US
Iterazer, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Student, DE
MasterCard Miyamo, R/GA , Professional, US
Personal Billboard: Expression for the Here & Now, Intel Labs & Teague Design, Professional, US
Standard Chartered Bank – Tech Ball, SapientNitro, Professional, GB
The Boticário Makeup for iPad and iPhone, Welab Design and Innovation, Professional, BR
The School of Life Project, Blink UX, Professional, US
TOTEM Tangible Interactions, Smart Design, Professional, US


Facilitating communication between people and communities.
Community Slate, University of Washington, Student, US
The Emerging Issues Commons, Professional, US
Hello bank! Live on- and offline co-creation, USEEDS° GmbH, Professional, DE
KonneKt: a social game for isolated children in the hospital, Delft University of Technology, Student, NL
Livox – Alternative Communication App, Agora Eu Consigo Tecnologias de Inclusão Social Ltda, Professional, BR
MetaCancer’s Mosaic, Intuitive Company, Professional, US
Music Under the City, School of Visual Arts, Student, US
Pemory, National Chengchi University, Student, TW
PINGMD, PINGMD, Professional, US
Postcard Poets, School of Visual Arts, Student, US
RBS – Get Cash, SapientNitro , Professional, GB
The Redesigned NYC.gov, Huge, Professional, US
TIM BLABLAMETER, R/GA Sao Paulo, Professional, BR
Xero, Xero, Professional, NZ


Re-imagining completely an existing product or service by creating new behaviors, usages or markets.
Avena+ Test Bed, Student, GB
Briggo Coffee Haus, SapientNitro, Professional, US
Fisher-Price® Little People™ Apptivity™ Barnyard, Fisher-Price, Professional, US
goBalto Tracker 2.0, goBalto, Inc., Professional, US
iGaranti – revolutionising the way we bank, FJORD , Professional, GB
MyLook Magic Mirror, SapientNitro, Professional, US
Public Health England – Longer Lives, SapientNitro + Public Health England, Professional, GB
RANDO, ustwo™, Professional, GB
RCS 5 Boomer, Atlas Copco, Professional, SE
Scritch, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Student, JP
Squared, Umeå Institute of Design, Student, US
The Feed from Getty Images, R/GA London, Professional, US
The Haptic Drive, Umeå Institute of Design, Student, SI
Triia, Umeå Institute of Design, Student, SI
X-Porte Ultrasound System, Fujifilm SonoSite, Professional, US

The Jury has been going over the shortlist in Treviso, Italy. Special thanks to Fabrica for being a sponsor to the Interaction Awards and hosting the jury weekend.

The finalists will be announced December 1st, with winners announced on February 8th in Amsterdam at Interaction14. We hope to see you there!

via The 2014 Interaction Awards Shortlist/ IxD Awards.

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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