Here are the winners of the 2017 Interaction Awards by IxDA

The Interaction Awards are the biggest UX awards in the world – recognizing and celebrating examples of excellence in Interaction Design across domains, channels, environments and cultures.

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A few months ago we shared the shortlist. Now it’s time to look at the winners. The Interaction Awards are broken down in 6 categories:

  • Connecting: Facilitating communication between people and communities
  • Engaging: Capturing attention, creating delight and delivering meaning
  • Empowering: Enabling people to go beyond their limits
  • Expressing: Encouraging self expression and/or creativity
  • Disrupting: Re-imagining completely an existing product or service by creating new behaviors, usages or markets
  • Optimizing: Making daily activities more efficient

Once the work is submitted, it goes through a rigorous process of evaluation and reviews. An international body of peer reviewers from the IxDA community evaluates all submissions. Each entry receives at least three individual reviews culminating in a shortlist of approximately 12 top-rated entries per category.

Shortlisted entries are then evaluated at an on-site jury event. The jury selects approximately 30 finalist winners (up to 5 per category), and awards some additional recognitions (Best Student, People’s Choice and Best in Show).

Last week, at the end of the last day of the Interaction 17 conference, the winners were finally announced at a big gala-type event in NYC.

“The entries this year were diverse and covered a much broader range of topics. The 2017 shortlist stood out to us as the projects mostly characterized as heavyweight problem-solving. From crime-fighting to workers rights, immigration issues, or even to help people with disabilities create music — there were a lot of fantastic design approaches to important topics.” — IxDA

Best in Category, Connecting

Winner: Cobalt, by Mark 43

Category shortlist:

  • IOM — reimaging medication labelling
    Frontend.com, Professional, Ireland
  • Microsoft Inclusive Toolkit
    Microsoft, Professional, United States
  • Heart Partner
    Novartis and FCB Health, Professional, United States

Best in Category, Disrupting

Winner: Kinetic, by One Million Metrics Corp + R/GA

Category shortlist:

  • LinkNYC
    Intersection, Professional, United States
  • Re-imagining Atomic Force Microscopy
    Infragistics, Professional, United States
  • SAVE THE FOOD
    SapientNitro, Professional, United States

Best in Category, Empowering

Winner: Microsoft Inclusive Toolkit, by Microsoft

Category shortlist:

  • Nume — Personalised Nutrition
    Umeå Institute of Design, Student, Sweden
  • Eye Conductor
    Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Student, Denmark
  • COBALT: Fighting Crime with Design
    Mark43, Professional, United States

Best in Category, Engaging

Winner: Peer, by Moment

Category shortlist:

  • Mia Journeys App
    SapientNitro, Professional, United States
  • BioDesign
    Local Projects, Professional, United States

Best in Category, Expressing

Winner: Musiclock, by Taiste

Category shortlist:

  • Together Radio — An Anonymous Support Group Network
    Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University / National Institute of Design, India, Student
  • Vochlea: Prototyping Music
    Royal College of Art, Student, United Kingdom
  • Eye Conductor
    Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Student, Denmark

Best in Category, Optimizing

Winner: Kinetic, by One Million Metrics Corp + R/GA

Category shortlist:

  • IOM — reimaging medication labelling
    Frontend.com, Professional, Ireland
  • Collective Health Member Experience
    Collective Health, Professional, United States
  • Immigration New Zealand Visa Gateway
    DNA Designed Communications Ltd, Professional, New Zealand

Best in Show

Winner: Kinetic, by One Million Metrics Corp + R/GA

Author: Fabricio Teixeira

Collect by: uxfree.com

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