10th Anniversary Video

10 Year Anniversary Video

As the interaction design community unites to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of IxDA, join us at Interaction13 for an exclusive viewing of the IxDA 10th Anniversary video!

Chairwoman’s Welcome Message

Suzanne El Moursi

Suzanne El Moursi, Chair:

Hello. Thanks for taking a moment to read more about Interaction13! IxDA and the Interaction conference have played an important role in helping shape my thinking as an interaction designer and my impact as a design leader. Each year at the conference, my curiosity and craft as a designer are enriched and stimulated by the engagement with the global IxDA community through the inspiring stories, ideas and personal connections with other like-minded designers. Each year I attend, I walk away hungry and eager for the following year’s opportunity to return for greater stimulation, inspiration and growth.

I have had the honor to chair the planning of Interaction13 and work closely with other fellow leads in planning what promises to be a very unique, world class design conference. When I accepted this role 18 months ago, I felt a great sense of pride to have the honor and responsibility to plan one of our industry’s leading annual conferences; it is my way of giving back and thanks to IxDA and all of you.

Interaction13 is the 6th conference and marks 10 years since the founding of IxDA! We will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of IxDA and reflecting on all the accomplishments of this unique and empowering volunteer led organization that has supported our global design community in many ways. The planning committee and I have been working hard to plan new creative ideas for engagement across all facets of the Interaction13 conference to provide you more interesting ways of engaging with each other, the program, and the fabulous city of Toronto! Our singular goal this year is to find ways of extending the experience, for programming and collaboration, beyond what we know to be “traditional”. We hope to surprise you in many ways with what we’re cooking up!

I look forward to seeing and welcoming you to Toronto!

Co-chair’s Welcome Message

Sarah Wallace

Sarah Wallace, Co-Chair:

I am so proud to be a part of the Interaction2013 conference. The annual IxDA conferences are known to be premiere industry events that attract a loyal and vocal User Experience and Interaction Design community. This will be the 6th conference within the IxDA brand, and I think you will see that it follows the trajectory of the past: better and better and better. We hope that you will see why we picked Toronto, a multi-cultural city with relentless fun, the fantastic program which was chosen by discerning judges that know your taste, and plenty of ways to celebrate being surrounded by like-minded people… after all, isn’t that why one attends the IxDA conferences?? I look forward to seeing you in lovely Toronto early 2013!

IxD13 Experience


Join us at Interaction13 to partake in four days of innovation with impact! We will explore how we can continue to evolve our craft and enhance our social collaborations to drive the best innovations that will have a lasting impact on the world! As we reflect on 10 years of IxDA and how this organization has helped us shape our design profession, the question at hand is how we can enhance and redefine our role as designers?

IxD13 Program Highlights

Program Highlights

We expect an outstanding program for IxD13! We will showcase a variety of sessions as well as half-day and full-day pre-conference workshops. The program will feature 10-minute and 45-minute sessions, interactive panel discussions and we’re excited to introduce three new formats to the Interaction13 conference experience; PechaKucha, the Idea Markets, and Posters.