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  • 05 Feb, 3:50 pm

    05 Feb, 11:50 pm

    06 Feb, 7:50 am

    Morning Show

    We didn’t design for crisis, but this is what we’ve got. How do we design under these new constraints?

  • 06 Feb, 12:00 am

    06 Feb, 8:00 am

    06 Feb, 4:00 pm

    10th Interaction Awards Ceremony

    A gala celebration of the best Interaction Design with the entire IxDA global community! Share the experience with friends, family, and colleagues all over the world via the free, YouTube LIVE-stream thanks to our exclusive sponsor, Amazon Design.

  • 05 Feb, 4:45 pm

    06 Feb, 12:45 am

    06 Feb, 8:45 am

    Q&A with Brenda Romero

    Join Brenda as she answers questions from the audience.

  • 05 Feb, 4:45 pm

    06 Feb, 12:45 am

    06 Feb, 8:45 am

    How do we interact when we can’t touch or get out of our house?

    Matt Corrall, Pratik Jain

    Overnight, Covid changed everything. Many personal gestures of goodwill, hugging, shaking hands, sharing space, are no longer available to us. We must reassess what we know about human behavior. What is the future of interaction?

    roundtable30 min
  • 05 Feb, 5:05 pm

    06 Feb, 1:05 am

    06 Feb, 9:05 am

    Using Sex And Porn Online To Change The World IRL

    Brianne McGuire

    How design and altered interactions can shape thinking and behavior towards sex

    talk25 min
  • 05 Feb, 5:30 pm

    06 Feb, 1:30 am

    06 Feb, 9:30 am

    Design for Cognitive Bias

    David Dylan Thomas

    Our users have biases and so do we. My talk explores how design and content strategy can help keep them at bay (or use them for good).

    talk25 min
  • 05 Feb, 5:55 pm

    06 Feb, 1:55 am

    06 Feb, 9:55 am

    Bloomberg Presents

    Alex Hurworth, Fahd Arshad, Bonnie John

    One volunteer discusses the approaches to successive evaluation in the team’s iterative design process in building New York State's COVID Alert NY mobile app.

    talk10 min
  • 05 Feb, 6:05 pm

    06 Feb, 2:05 am

    06 Feb, 10:05 am

    Designing the Conditions for Equity – a human-centric approach to Ts&Cs

    Phil Balagtas, Sebastian Shahfari-Ibler

    There are myriad Terms & Conditions that govern the products and services we use on a daily basis. While these are all designed for usage, the contracts we sign off to use them don’t necessarily include a rigorous and inclusive human-centered approach. Let’s investigate various guidelines we agree to and apply a new design approach to these Ts&Cs

    talk15 min
  • 05 Feb, 6:20 pm

    06 Feb, 2:20 am

    06 Feb, 10:20 am

    Dreams of justice through discursive design

    Raphael Arar

    How might we use design as a catalyst to create a more desirable, equitable world? Attend this session to learn how to incorporate discursive design—a vehicle for conversation, imagination and critique—into your organization to help your team dream, align and execute on more just visions of the future.

    talk15 min
  • 05 Feb, 6:35 pm

    06 Feb, 2:35 am

    06 Feb, 10:35 am

    The Rise of Meta-design: A starter playbook

    Uday Gajendar

    Designing the conditions for good design to thrive demands a meta approach to strategy, creativity, and humanity.

    talk15 min
  • 05 Feb, 6:55 pm

    06 Feb, 2:55 am

    06 Feb, 10:55 am

    IxDA Events

    The global pandemic continues to shape how we gather as a community. Interaction Latin America and Interaction Week 2022 are evolving to respond to these realities.

  • 05 Feb, 7:00 pm

    06 Feb, 3:00 am

    06 Feb, 11:00 am

    Webster & 5 for Trio

    Webster presents songs from his latest SKY EP project with Quebec city's jazz group 5 for Trio. They are accompanied by the wonderful voice of Valérie Clio.

  • 05 Feb, 4:00 pm

    06 Feb, 12:00 am

    06 Feb, 8:00 am

    The Metaverse: By everyone, for everyone

    Brenda Romero

    The world we live in is constructed of cultural and societal considerations where opportunities and potential pitfalls are shaped by its builders. Who determines what those considerations are? Who gets left out, and who gets in?

    keynote45 min
  • 05 Feb, 8:05 pm

    06 Feb, 4:05 am

    06 Feb, 12:05 pm

    Beyond a convenient story: Being comfortable with 'incomplete'

    Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala, Eliza McLellan

    As designers we are often forced to tell just one story, to simplify the complex, and to produce things quickly. In healthcare, we solve for sticky problems and to create solutions we often pick the convenient story. This time we are not choosing the convenient route.

    talk15 min
  • 05 Feb, 8:20 pm

    06 Feb, 4:20 am

    06 Feb, 12:20 pm

    Utopia for designers: Making the unthinkable possible

    Nina Krishnan

    This talk offers a nuanced yet unflinching look at the history of utopias and critically examines the role of utopian thought as designers living in an increasingly dystopian world

    talk25 min
  • 05 Feb, 8:45 pm

    06 Feb, 4:45 am

    06 Feb, 12:45 pm

    Delight is dead — be boring instead

    Ryan Bigge

    It’s time to embrace the boring aspects of UX. I’ll share lessons from my ongoing battle against cleverness in design. Learn how visual hierarchy, error message hygiene, and checklists (checklists???) can triumph over bright shiny delight.

    roundtable30 min
  • 05 Feb, 8:45 pm

    06 Feb, 4:45 am

    06 Feb, 12:45 pm

    Ego-system to Ecosystem

    Allison Bouganim

    With the rise of new technologies, overpopulation, climate change, globalized economies, etc.- the systems that we are designing are increasingly more complex and interconnected. We need new, sustainable solutions to aid in these challenges that incorporate transdisciplinary perspectives. There is also an apparent need to shift the oddly myopic focus from humans in the center to humans in the middle and placing attention to the other areas impacted by our work. Systems Thinking, integrated into the Design Thinking process, appears to be a promising approach to this complexity and to address the unintended consequences of our designs.

    talk15 min
  • 03 Feb, 9:00 pm

    04 Feb, 5:00 am

    04 Feb, 1:00 pm

    Montréal shorts

    A selection of short films by and about Montreal filmmakers

  • 05 Feb, 9:10 pm

    06 Feb, 5:10 am

    06 Feb, 1:10 pm

    IxDA Student Design Charette (SDC)

    IxDA’s SDC champions the next generation of interaction design – bringing together students and early professionals to tackle big challenges. Find out how this year’s teams answered the brief, ‘Our Data and Global Wellbeing.’

  • 05 Feb, 9:30 pm

    06 Feb, 5:30 am

    06 Feb, 1:30 pm

    We can’t empathize our way out of privilege

    Ariba Jahan

    Empathy is limited by the lens of our own privilege, biases, and lived experience, often completely different from the lived experience of the people we serve, especially during a pandemic. In this talk, I'll share how our team worked together during a project on unemployment benefit access to minimize harm and honor the lived experiences of the community we were in service to.

    talk15 min
  • 05 Feb, 9:45 pm

    06 Feb, 5:45 am

    06 Feb, 1:45 pm

    Protopia Futures

    Monika Bielskyte

    Protopia is a recalibrated, inclusive framework for the future wherein technological progress is accompanied by humanitarian evolution

    talk25 min
  • 05 Feb, 10:15 pm

    06 Feb, 6:15 am

    06 Feb, 2:15 pm

    Can we design our way forward and upward to resilience and progress?

    David Brin

    Can we plan and design a resilient future, guided partly by science, by the past... and by science fiction?

    keynote45 min
  • 05 Feb, 11:00 pm

    06 Feb, 7:00 am

    06 Feb, 3:00 pm

    Q&A with David Brin

  • 05 Feb, 11:15 pm

    06 Feb, 7:15 am

    06 Feb, 3:15 pm

    Parting words

  • 05 Feb, 8:00 pm

    06 Feb, 4:00 am

    06 Feb, 12:00 pm

    Welcome Back & Afternoon talks

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