World Interaction Design Day

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About World Interaction Design Day (IXDD)

Every design - from print posters to app technology - has the potential to include or exclude an audience. How do we as design thinkers use interaction design techniques, like user research and usability testing, to promote inclusive and accessible design?

Join AIGA UPSTNY as we celebrate World Interaction Design Day on September 25th, 2018. Enjoy a thought-provoking keynote and panel discussion that will inspire you to think about the role of diversity and inclusion in technology and design. Don’t let inclusion be a seasonal topic in your life - no matter your field or background, you can be a driving force in designing for diversity and inclusion.

World Interaction Design Day is where we come together as a united global community to show how interaction design improves the human condition.

Our aim is to have a positive, long-lasting impact by facilitating activities that support dialogue and outcomes.

Presented in partnership with Adobe and IxDA, we are contributing by hosting activities for our local communities around this year’s theme: Diversity and Inclusion in Design

Four AIGA Upstate NY hubs are participating in World Interaction Design Day 2018: Capital Region, Rochester, Buffalo, and Hudson Valley.

To see who else is pariticpating, check out the World Interaction Design Day website.

Find your local event:

Capital Region

Troy Innovation Garage
24 Fourth Street
Troy, NY 12180

Keynote Speaker:

Becca Kennedy


Sarah Alread and Eleazar Hernandez


presented in partnership with Upstate UX 

Makers Gallery and Art Studio
34 Elton St 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14607

Speakers TBA!


Squeaky Wheel
617 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203


Elisa Forysinski
Accessibility Specialist, Campus Labs

Krista Macy
Research Project Assistant
UB School of Architecture and Planning

Hudson Valley

6571 Spring Brook Avenue 
Rhinebeck NY 12572

Keynote Speaker

Jahan Mantin, Project Inkblot

About this talk

Whether you build media content or work in technology, in this introspective talk, participants will be introduced to a framework to begin to spot potential cultural and racial biases within your ideation and design practices. Designing for Diversity increases your team’s capabilities to create better services, products and content that authentically reach expanded markets. This is a continued practice which takes collaboration, self-awareness and implementation.

About Jahan 

Jahan Mantin is the co-founder of Project Inkblot, a NYC based consultancy that uses Design for Diversity™(D4D), a powerful design framework to increase your team’s capabilities in creating better services, products and content that authentically reach expanded markets.

World Interaction Design Day is made possible by sponsors:

When & Where
Tue, Sep 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Various Locations