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  • 03 Feb, 3:45 pm

    03 Feb, 11:45 pm

    04 Feb, 7:45 am

    Morning show

    The people who make Interaction possible introduce our day. Meet our conference co-chairs, IxDA’s President and hear from our Presenting Partner for the day.

  • 03 Feb, 11:25 pm

    04 Feb, 7:25 am

    04 Feb, 3:25 pm

    IxDD Announcement & Closing remarks

    Join us as we present highlights from 2020 and reveal our theme for World Interaction Design Day 2021.

  • 03 Feb, 4:45 pm

    04 Feb, 12:45 am

    04 Feb, 8:45 am

    Q&A with Aza Raskin

    Join Aza as he answers questions from the audience.

  • 03 Feb, 5:00 pm

    04 Feb, 1:00 am

    04 Feb, 9:00 am

    But I'm one of the "Good Ones": Anti-harassment education for people who don’t think it’s a problem.

    Hannelore McElheny

    No fewer than ~ 40% of women and ~15% of men have experienced sexual harassment at work. We also know that harassment is notoriously underreported and victims who report it are often punished for speaking up. Learn how we can stop this cycle by designing products that facilitate education and allyship.

    roundtable30 min
  • 03 Feb, 5:00 pm

    04 Feb, 1:00 am

    04 Feb, 9:00 am

    UX design for Deep Tech Innovation

    Marina Boechat

    Deep tech startups innovate by turning new scientific advances into features for the general public. To best support deep tech innovation, we need to be able to deconstruct science into human-centric functionality that empowers real people.

    talk25 min
  • 03 Feb, 5:30 pm

    04 Feb, 1:30 am

    04 Feb, 9:30 am

    Mapping Hate

    Erin Malone

    What does the landscape of online hate look like and how do you visualize it? Join Erin Malone as she talks about her project with ADL's Center for Technology and Society to map the ecosystems of hate in digital social spaces.

    talk25 min
  • 03 Feb, 6:00 pm

    04 Feb, 2:00 am

    04 Feb, 10:00 am

    Interaction Awards Highlights

    2021 marks the 10th edition of the Interaction Awards. We’ll showcase some of the highlights that mark how our practice has evolved and some of the themes interaction designers have addressed along the way.

  • 03 Feb, 6:10 pm

    04 Feb, 2:10 am

    04 Feb, 10:10 am


    Bastiaan van Rooden

    The infinity of economics vs. the finity of ourselves – The tragedy that we should finally come to terms with.

    talk15 min
  • 03 Feb, 6:25 pm

    04 Feb, 2:25 am

    04 Feb, 10:25 am

    The UX of a Burnout - or why we have to talk about mental health

    Thorsten Jonas

    „As long as you are still creative you are not affected by a Burnout.“ Unfortunately, this is not true. We need to talk about Burnout and Creativity. How to realize, how to avoid and how to help. Thorsten want to discuss this by taking you on his personal journey through a Burn-Out.

    talk15 min
  • 03 Feb, 6:40 pm

    04 Feb, 2:40 am

    04 Feb, 10:40 am

    Should I Stay Or Should I Go: An Interaction Designer's Approach to Breakups

    Eray Alan

    When I couldn't decide if I should stay in my relationship or leave it, I built a website for it:

    talk15 min
  • 03 Feb, 7:00 pm

    04 Feb, 3:00 am

    04 Feb, 11:00 am

    Lunch Show

  • 03 Feb, 4:00 pm

    04 Feb, 12:00 am

    04 Feb, 8:00 am

    Our Social Dilemma

    Aza Raskin

    In an age of increasing technological cognitive dominance, how can we protect humans, our societies, and our ability to self govern, and rise to meet the challenges of the 21st century?

    keynote45 min
  • 03 Feb, 8:10 pm

    04 Feb, 4:10 am

    04 Feb, 12:10 pm

    Returning to walk safely: Research for solutions of street harassment in Costa Rica

    Priscila González, Esteban Saborío, Karol Ovares

    Women never should have to deal with street harassment, unfortunately it is a reality today and latin american women struggle with it on a daily basis. Hand in hand with technology we search for solutions to the problem.

    talk25 min
  • 03 Feb, 8:35 pm

    04 Feb, 4:35 am

    04 Feb, 12:35 pm


    Yumiko Sato

    Japanese Wikipedia is increasingly contributing to historical revisionism. How did that happen?

    talk15 min
  • 03 Feb, 8:55 pm

    04 Feb, 4:55 am

    04 Feb, 12:55 pm

    It’s time to take climate change personally

    Dave Dunlop

    You can blame your government for not doing enough to tackle the climate crisis. Or you can take a look at how your own small, everyday actions can make a big difference for our planet.

    roundtable30 min
  • 03 Feb, 8:55 pm

    04 Feb, 4:55 am

    04 Feb, 12:55 pm

    Montréal shorts

    A selection of short films by and about Montreal filmmakers

  • 03 Feb, 9:15 pm

    04 Feb, 5:15 am

    04 Feb, 1:15 pm

    The Intersection of Design and Public Safety

    Lexie Spiro

    We believe the power of great design can make the world safer. 911 call takers, dispatchers, and first responders have some of the toughest jobs in the world- on a normal day. Their jobs are only growing more complex as agencies face global pandemics, searing wildfires, and deteriorating trust with the communities they serve. The UX team at Motorola Solutions is re-imagining how public safety works.

    talk25 min
  • 03 Feb, 9:45 pm

    04 Feb, 5:45 am

    04 Feb, 1:45 pm

    Decentralization of Silicon Valley

    Haraldur Thorleifsson, Sylvain Carle

    How has saving the world moved beyond the hands of tech giants? We invite you for this challenging yet enlightening panel to discuss how recent global events have impacted the supremacy of Silicon Valley.

    panel30 min
  • 03 Feb, 10:20 pm

    04 Feb, 6:20 am

    04 Feb, 2:20 pm

    World Interaction Design Day

    Join us as we present highlights from 2020 and reveal our theme for World Interaction Design Day 2021.

  • 03 Feb, 10:30 pm

    04 Feb, 6:30 am

    04 Feb, 2:30 pm

    Feeling the Future

    Ariel Muller

    keynote45 min
  • 03 Feb, 11:15 pm

    04 Feb, 7:15 am

    04 Feb, 3:15 pm

    Q&A with Ariel Muller

    Join Ariel as she answers questions from the audience.

  • 03 Feb, 8:00 pm

    04 Feb, 4:00 am

    04 Feb, 12:00 pm

    Afternoon show

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