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Interaction 16 is a wrap

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Interaction 16 opening session, photo by MJ Broadbent Interaction 16 kickoff. (Photo by MJ Broadbent)

Headed back from co-chairing Interaction 16 in Helsinki, my head is still spinning with all the conversations, talks and experiences of the last week.

The UX community is great: Welcoming, inclusive, interested in a huge range of topics. It was like being adopted by a whole new family.

Ever since Sami Niemelä invited me to co-chair this gathering, one thing I’ve been particularly interested in was to see how the more emerging tech-focused topics we included in the program would resonate with this design-focused community.

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We’re bringing Interaction 16 to Helsinki!

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Interaction 16: 2.–4. March, Helsinki Finland from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo.

Teaser video. Definitively play with sound!

What a few weeks! I’m just back from a trip to San Francisco where I was invited for an absolutely awesome occasion: To announce that Interaction 16 will come to Helsinki.

Interaction, as you’ll very likely know, is the annual conference of IxDA, the global interaction designer association. In other words, the one big get-together where the global IX/UX designer community meets and discusses the state of the art – and the future – of interaction design. It’s a big deal, too – we’re talking about 1000 participants from around the globe!

I’m both honored and delighted to be co-chairing Interaction 16 with Sami Niemelä, co-founder of Nordkapp and one of the local leaders of IxDA Helsinki.

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