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Distinguished Design

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Candid conversations with designers from around the world, recognizing design excellence via the global Interaction Awards. Enjoy deep dives into delightful wins, juicy lessons, and thoughtful forecasts about the evolution of interaction design.The Interaction Awards are the Interaction Design Assoc… read more


11. Previous Award Winners’ Stories (Part 3)

This is the third and final episode in which our hosts Nisha Agrawal and Diego Pulido conversations with previous Interaction Awards winners.

Nisha talks with Andreas Refsgaard, who back in 2017 won an Interaction Award for “Best Student” with his project called “Eye Conductor”, which was also a finalist in the “Empowering” and “Expressing” categories. This project shows how it’s possible for people (specially those with certain physical disabilities) to express themselves through music only using their eyes and facial gestures.

Diego talks with Simone Rebaudengo. He won two Interaction Awards: one for best in the “Engaging” category, and another for Best in Show. Both of the awards were for his project called “Addicted Products”. With this project, Simone used the concept of a smart kitchen appliance as a way to question our relationship with such products, as well as the implications of designing connected devices.

Andreas and Simone share their memories of what it was like to submit their project; what it felt like to have their project short-listed; and the impact being recognized at the Interaction Awards has had on their careers.


“Eye Conductor” (2017  Interaction Awards)

“Addicted Products” (2014 Interaction Awards) / @ixdawards on Twitter / @ixdawards on Instagram

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