Schedule

Interaction Week

Fri–Sat, Feb 3–4 Interaction Design Education Summit
Sat, Feb 4 IxDA Local Leaders Workshop
Sun, Feb 5 Workshops
Mon–Wed, Feb 6–8 Main conference sessions
Wed, Feb 8 Interaction Design Awards
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Interaction Design Education Summit: Day One

Separate registration required. Learn more.

5:00 PM
SVA Theatre
Paul Ford
Education Summit
Track Changes Live with Paul Ford
Paul Ford, Author, Co-founder of Postlight, Faculty MFA Interaction Design, SVA
6:00 PM
SVA Theatre
Interaction Design Education Summit
Education Summit
Opening Reception
Interaction Design Education Summit

Interaction Design Education Summit: Day two

Separate registration required. Learn more.

9:00 AM
9:30 AM
SVA Theatre
Anthony Dunne
Education Summit
Opening Keynote: Anthony Dunne
Anthony Dunne, Professor of Design and Emerging Technology at Parsons, The New School for Design, and Partner at Dunne & Raby
10:30 AM
SVA 136
Barb Spanton
Education Summit
Teaching Design to Non-Designers
Barb Spanton, Design Lead at Shopify and Instructor at Algonquin College
Gary Chou
Christina Xu
Education Summit
The Post-Industrial Design School
Gary Chou, Founder, Orbital, Faculty MFA Interaction Design, SVA
Christina Xu, Independent Ethnographer, Multi Entry and Faculty MFA Interaction Design, SVA
11:30 AM
SVA 136
Somya Hastekar
Education Summit
Learning Interaction Design Through Physical Experiences
Somya Hastekar, Designer at ThoughtWorks, Visiting Faculty at SPA Delhi
SVA 136
Allan Chochinov
Education Summit
Playing with Fire: Arguing for the Imperative of Transgressive, Near-Illegitimate Design
Allan Chochinov, Chair, MFA Products of Design, SVA, and Partner, Core77
SVA 136
Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny
Education Summit
Space As Generator: Designing Spaces for Interaction
Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, Partner and Design Director at SITU Studio
12:15 PM
SVA Theatre
1:15 PM
SVA 136
Lauren Johnson
Education Summit
The Benefits of Iterative Failure
Lauren Johnson, Lecturer at Columbia College Chicago
SVA 136
Jamie Cavanaugh
Education Summit
Case Study: Interaction Design Programs in Community Colleges and the New Opportunities They Offer
Jamie Cavanaugh, Associate Professor of Interaction Design, Santa Monica College
SVA 136
Molly Wright Steenson
Phil van Allen
Education Summit
Workshop: Teaching & Learning Disruptive New Mediums - AR, VR, AI, and IoT
Molly Wright Steenson, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University School of Design
Phil van Allen, Professor and Core Faculty Member at Art Center College of Design
2:15 PM
SVA 136
Brittany Schade
Education Summit
The Flexible Classroom: Teaching Multidisciplinary UX Design
Brittany Schade, Assistant Professor of Interactive Design at Western Washington University
SVA 136
Jennifer Rittner
Education Summit
Title TBD
Jennifer Rittner, Principal, Content Matters and Faculty at Products of Design, SVA
3:15 PM
SVA 136
Chris Courtney
Education Summit
Beyond the Show: The Making of Job-Ready Designers
Chris Courtney, Director of the Design Program at Bloc, Inc.
SVA 136
Marina Jukić
Education Summit
Filling the Gap in Design Education. For Free.
Marina Jukić, Design Team Lead at Infinum
4:30 PM
SVA Theatre
Christina Wodtke
Education Summit
Closing Keynote: Christina Wodtke
Christina Wodtke, Owner of Wodtke Consulting and Associate Professor at California College of the Arts

Workshops

Separate registration for each workshop.

9:00 AM
oli_shaw
AM Half-Day Workshop
Let's Design Awkward Moments of AI Automated Living
Oli Shaw, Global Service Design Director, Designit
nathan_shedroff
AM Half-Day Workshop
Make It So: Using Science Fiction to Innovate Interfaces
Nathan Shedroff, Author, Blindspot
christina_noonan
steph_rymer_low-quality
Full-Day Workshop
Inspiring Better Design Through Research-in-Context
Christina Noonan, Experience Designer, Moment
Steph Rymer, Experience Designer, Moment
Kassie Chaney
yulia-gorman
Elizabeth Gin
AM Half-Day Workshop
Research Bento: Democratizing Design Research
Kassie Chaney, Sr. Manager, User Experience Research, LinkedIn
Yulia Gorman, User Experience Designer, LinkedIn
Elizabeth Gin, User Experience Researcher, LinkedIn
dan_brown
SOLD OUT! AM Half-Day Workshop
Crafting the Discovery Phase: Starting Design Projects Right
Dan Brown, Co-Founder, EightShapes, and Author, Communicating Design and Designing Together
Donna Lichaw
Full-Day Workshop
Storymapping the User Experience
Donna Lichaw, Author, The User’s Journey: Storymapping Products That People Love
dave_malouf
AM Half-Day Workshop
Climbing Strategy Mountain
Dave Malouf, Principal, Design Studio Coach, Dave Malouf Design
alberta_soranzo
martina_hodges-schell
AM Half-Day Workshop
Design Teams Are a Design Exercise: How to Build, Inspire and Keep Design Teams (Happy)
Alberta Soranzo, Director of End-to-End Service Design, Lloyds Banking Group
Martina Hodges-Schell, Product Design Lead, Pivotal Labs
kristin_skinner
peter_merholz
Full-Day Workshop
Design Your Design Organization for Maximum Impact
Kristin Skinner, Head of Design Management, Capital One; Managing Director, Adaptive Path
Peter Merholz, VP, Design, Snagajob
sandra_griffel
mweissenborn
AM Half-Day Workshop
Rethinking UX: The Rise of "Screenless" Interfaces
Sandra Griffel, User Experience Design Director, denkwerk
Melanie Weißenborn, Senior Information Architect, denkwerk GmbH
Heather Gold
Full-Day Workshop
UnPresenting: Design for Conversation
Heather Gold, Comic and Speaker
Fjord
Fjord Logo
Sold out! Sponsored by Fjord
Behavioral Modes
Fjord, Design & Innovation Consultancy
Adam Tate
Russell Parrish
Shixie (Xiangjun Shi Trofimov)
Sold out! Sponsored by IBM
Exploring Persuasive Patterns in VR
Adam Tate, UX Designer, IBM
Russell Parrish, Sr UX Designer, IBM
Shixie (Xiangjun Shi Trofimov), Visual Advisory Designer, IBM
10:00 AM
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
cooper hewitt logo
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Guided Tour
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Advancing the public understanding of design
Shapeways
shapeways logo
Shapeways 3D Printing Factory Tour
Shapeways, 3D printing marketplace
1:00 PM
R/GA
RGA_400x400)
Sold out! Sponsored by R/GA
Design is all Talk: Conversational UIs Impact on Brands
R/GA, A Full Service Digital Agency
1:30 PM
jpaul_neeley
elliott_montgomery
PM Half-Day Workshop
Speculative Design: Futures Prototyping for Research and Strategy
J. Paul Neeley, Founder, Neeley Worldwide
Elliott P. Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Strategic Design, Parsons School of Design
alistair_sommerville
PM Half-Day Workshop
More Than Users: How to Understand People’s Lives in Usability Testing
Alastair Somerville, Sensory Design Consultant, Acuity Design
aaron_irrizarry
adam_connor
PM Half-Day Workshop
Discussing Design: Improving Team Communication and Collaboration Through Critique
Aaron Irizarry, Director of User Experience at Nasdaq, Co-author, Discussing Design
Adam Connor, VP of Organizational Design, Mad*Pow, and Co-author, Discussing Design
russ_unger
PM Half-Day Workshop
Design Culture Basics: Creating Your Team Charter
Russ Unger, Experience Design Director, 18F
jane_vita
maria_lumiaho
PM Half-Day Workshop
The Meaning of Technology in Services and Hybrid Services
Jane Vita, Service Design Lead, Ixonos
Maria Lumiaho, Service Design Lead, Futurice
Cheryl Platz
PM Half-Day Workshop
Giving Voice to Your Voice Designs
Cheryl Platz, Senior Designer, Microsoft
Razorfish
razorfish logo
Sold out! Sponsored by Razorfish
IxD for IRL (In Real Life)
Razorfish, An Interactive Agency
Brad Frost
Sold out! PM Half-Day Workshop
Creating and Maintaining Interface Design Systems
Brad Frost, Author, Atomic Design
MoMA PS1
Photo of MoMA PS1
MoMA PS1 Guided Tour
MoMA PS1, Contemporary Art Museum
Brooklyn Navy Yards
10xBeta Logo
10xBeta Interactive Session
10xBeta, Innovation Lab showcasing the best of Brooklyn's Maker Community

Main Conference: Day One

9:00 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
9:10 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Chelsea Mauldin
Keynote: Design and Power
Chelsea Mauldin, Executive Director, Public Policy Lab
9:55 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Brenda Laurel
VR and AR: What’s the Story?
Brenda Laurel, Independent scholar and designer
10:35 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
10:50 AM
11:00 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Gary Hustwit
Unframed: Crafting Audience Experience in Cinematic VR
Gary Hustwit, Creative Director, Scenic
11:20 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Brad Crane
Jon Mann
Suspending Disbelief: Building Immersive Designs for the Future
Brad Crane, Design Director
Jon Mann, Design Director at Artefact
11:40 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Brenda Laurel
Gary Hustwit
Brad Crane
Jon Mann
In Conversation: Virtual Reality Gets Real
Brenda Laurel, Independent scholar and designer
Gary Hustwit, Creative Director, Scenic
Brad Crane, Design Director
Jon Mann, Design Director at Artefact
11:50 AM
Student Design Challenge
Student Design Challenge Preview
Student Design Challenge
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
SVA Theater - Beatrice Theater
Daniel Yang
Design to Fight Crime and Save Lives
Daniel Yang, Director of Design and UX, Mark43
SVA Theater - Silas Theater
Interaction Design Education Summit
Education Summit Readout
Interaction Design Education Summit
FIT - Haft Auditorium
Paul Pagaro
Conversation Is More Than Interface
Paul Pangaro, Ph.D., Chair & Associate Professor, MFA Interaction Design, College for Creative Studies
1:45 PM
2:05 PM
SVA Theater - Beatrice Theater
Curated Session
Complexity and User Experience
Thomas Wendt
Critique of Human Centered Design
Thomas Wendt, Independent Design Strategist, Author of "Design for Dasein" and "Persistent Fools" (forthcoming)
Dr. James Auger
Re-constrained Design
Dr. James Auger, Designer, Researcher and Lecturer at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
SVA Theater - Silas Theater
Curated Session
Battling Bias in Design
Ramy Nassar
Why Designers and Data Scientists Should Be BFFs
Ramy Nassar, Managing Director, Architech
Jen Heazlewood
Unconscious Bias, Why Should We Care Anyway?
Jen Heazlewood, Creative Director, Head of Experience Design, R/GA London
FIT - Haft Auditorium
Curated Session
Chatbots and Conversational UI
Elizabeth Allen
Adventures in Conversational Commerce
Elizabeth Allen, UX Researcher, Shopify
Whitney French
Shortcut to Chatbot Emotional Intelligence
Whitney French, Senior UX Designer, WillowTree
Greg Vasallo
Prototyping Conversational UI
Greg Vassallo, Product Designer, Fidelity Investments
3:05 PM
3:25 PM
SVA Theater - Beatrice Theater
Nina Walia
Designing Interactive Clothing at Scale
Nina Walia, Design Lead, Google’s Project Jacquard
SVA Theater - Silas Theater
John Ryan
Erik Mika
Space, the Final Frontier: Designing Interactions Beyond the Screen
John Ryan, Director of Interaction Design, Local Projects
Eric Mika, Creative Director and Senior Creative Technologist, Local Projects
FIT - Haft Auditorium
Elena Ontiveros
Chatter Bots: Content Strategy for the Conversational Interface
Elena Ontiveros, Content Strategist, Facebook Messenger
4:10 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Sponsored by MailChimp
Happy Hour
5:15 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Spark Talks
Steven Bai
Redesigning Urban Interactions: City as a Service
Steven Bai, Co-founder and Designer, Sencity Corp
Chelsey Wickmark
Shruti KNR
Socially Driven Smart Objects
Chelsey Wickmark, Design Researcher and Strategist
Shruti KNR, UX Specialist, UNICEF, United Nations
Melissa Martin
Final Destination: Creating a Better Afterlife for Our Digital Treasures
Melissa Martin, Design Lead, Collective Health
5:45 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Brendan Dawes
Keynote: The Beautiful Inconvenience of Things
Brendan Dawes, Designer, Singleman
7:00 PM
TAO Downtown
Sponsored by Bloomberg
Opening Reception

Main Conference: Day Two

9:00 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
9:10 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Juliana Rotich
Keynote: Juliana Rotich
Juliana Rotich, Executive Director, BRCK.org
9:55 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Jon Kolko
Sh*t Sh*w: Finding Focus in the Midst of Ambiguity
Jon Kolko, Founder and Director, Austin Center for Design
10:35 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
10:50 AM
11:00 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Meaghan Nishiyama
John Devanney
The Design Management Office: Delivering the Value of Design at Scale
Meaghan Nishiyama, Lead Designer, Moment
John Devanney, Managing Director, Moment
11:20 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Cindy Chastain
Design-Led Cultural Innovation
Cindy Chastain, SVP of Global Customer Experience & Design, Mastercard
11:40 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Jon Kolko
Cindy Chastain
John Devanney
Meaghan Nishiyama
In Conversation: Cultivating a Culture of Design
Jon Kolko, Founder and Director, Austin Center for Design
Cindy Chastain, SVP of Global Customer Experience & Design, Mastercard
John Devanney, Managing Director, Moment
Meaghan Nishiyama, Lead Designer, Moment
11:50 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
1:00 PM
SVA Theater - Silas Theater
Sonie Koesterer
Not Dead Yet — Designing Great Experiences with Bad Data
Sonia Koesterer, Principal Designer, Collective Health
SVA Theater - Beatrice Theater
Kathryn McCurdy
Jeremy Beaudry
Be Like Water: Strategies for Infusing Design in Healthcare Organizations
Kathryn McCurdy, UX Designer & Research Consultant, University of Vermont Medical Center
Jeremy Beaudry, Experience Design Strategist, University of Vermont Medical Center
FIT - Haft Auditorium
Steve Portigal
User Research War Stories
Steve Portigal, Principal, Portigal Consulting
1:45 PM
2:05 PM
SVA Theater - Silas Theater
Curated Session
The Productive Organization
pam-jue
How To Make Sh*t Happen in a Large Organization
Pam Jue, Senior Experience Designer, Capital One Labs
Izac Ross
Shauna Kashyap
Avoiding Over-ruled: Better Products in Regulated Industries
Izac Ross, Design Lead, Collective Health
Shauna Kashyap, Lead Product Counsel, Collective Health
FIT - Haft Auditorium
Curated Session
Smart UX Process
Paolo Malabuyo
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love A/B Testing
Paolo Malabuyo, Director of Design, Netflix
Julie Stanford
ellen_siminoff
Dark Horse Prototyping
Julie Stanford, Founder, Sliced Bread Design and UX Consultant
Ellen Tauber Siminoff, Founder, Sliced Bread Design and User Experience Consultant
SVA Theater - Beatrice Theater
Curated Session
Designing the Physical Space
Nathan Moody
Best Practices for Smart Spaces
Nathan Moody, Co-Founder and Design Director, Stimulant
Elissa Frankle
All Roads Lead to the Bathroom: Why Thinking of Visitors as People Makes Museums (and Everywhere Else) Better
Elissa Frankle, Digital Projects Coordinator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
3:05 PM
3:25 PM
SVA Theater - Beatrice Theater
Christian Ervin
Field Notes from the Future: Designing Tomorrow's Interactions
Christian Ervin, Design Director, Tellart
FIT - Haft Auditorium
Tony Chu
Design in a World Where Machines are Learning
Tony Chu, Interaction Designer, H20.ai
SVA Theater - Silas Theater
Christina Xu
Convenient Friction: Observations on Chinese UX in Practice
Christina Xu, Independent Ethnographer, Multi Entry and Faculty MFA Interaction Design, SVA
4:10 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Sponsored by TD Ameritrade
Happy Hour
5:15 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Spark Talks
jiaojiao_profile_img
Free Form Gestures for Space Interaction
JiaoJiao Xu, Interaction Design Intern, TEAGUE
Mayo Nissen
Pace Layering of Interconnected Layers
Mayo Nissen, Associate Creative Director, Frog
5:45 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Xavier Vendrell
Keynote: Rural Studio: born and raised in Hale County
Xavier Vendrell, Acting Director, Rural Studio, Auburn University
7:00 PM
W Hotel Union Square Great Room
8:00 PM
Studio Tour
Moment
Studio tour
Perka

Main Conference: Day Three

The day ends with the Interaction Awards and closing reception.

9:00 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
9:10 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Dori Tunstall
Keynote: Respectful Design: the Canadian Context
Dori Tunstall, Dean of Faculty of Design, OCAD University
9:55 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Liza Kindred
Mindful Technology
Liza Kindred, Author, Future of Commerce; Founder, Third Wave Fashion
10:35 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
10:50 AM
11:00 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Zachary Jean Paradis
Agents vs Agency: Battle for Control in the IoT
Zachary Jean Paradis, Global lead, Experience Strategy practice, SapientNitro
11:20 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Matt Yurdana
I’m Safe . . . Really . . . Trust Me: Establishing Trust with Fully Autonomous Vehicles
Matt Yurdana, Creative Director, Internet of Things Experiences Group, Intel
11:40 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Liza Kindred
Zachary Jean Paradis
Matt Yurdana
In Conversation: Trust and Responsibility in the Age of AI
Liza Kindred, Author, Future of Commerce; Founder, Third Wave Fashion
Zachary Jean Paradis, Global lead, Experience Strategy practice, SapientNitro
Matt Yurdana, Creative Director, Internet of Things Experiences Group, Intel
11:50 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion
1:00 PM
SVA Theater - Beatrice Theater
Masuma Henry
Designing for Social Change: The New Principles for Design
Masuma Henry, Executive Director, Artefact
FIT - Haft Auditorium
Chelsey Delaney
Designing to Combat Misinformation
Chelsey Delaney, Director of Digital User Experience, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
SVA Theater - Silas Theater
James Cuddy
Roman Levin
Unread Messages: Rethinking Our Relationship with Technology
James Cuddy, Co-founder, Six:Thirty
Roman Levin, Co-founder, Six:Thirty
2:05 PM
SVA Theater - Beatrice Theater
Curated Session
Democratizing Digital Services
Anneli Westerberg
Bringing the Internet to Africa’s Most Forgotten Island
Anneli Westerberg, Service Designer, Fjord
Elena Matsui
Designing for Rural Farmers
Elena Matsui, Strategy Associate, Rockefeller Foundation
SVA Theater - Silas Theater
Curated Session
You vs. Your Things
Simone Rebaudengo
Domesticating Intelligence
Simone Rebaudengo, Founding Member, Automato.farm; Visiting Lecturer, CIID
Pamela Pavliscak
When Your Internet Things Know How You Feel
Pamela Pavliscak, Founder, SoundingBox
FIT - Haft Auditorium
Curated Session
The Internet of Homes
Natalie Phillips-Hamblett
Jared Braiterman
Madoka Ochi
Preparing Business for the Rise of Homebots and the Next Wave of Innovation
Natalie Phillips-Hamblett, Experience Design Director, McKinsey & Company
Jared Braiterman, VP of Experience Design, McKinsey & Company
Madoka Ochi, Experience Design Lead, McKinsey & Company
Kevin Gaunt
Past and Future Speculations on Smarter Homes
Kevin Gaunt, Senior UX Designer, Samsung Research America
3:05 PM
3:25 PM
FIT - Haft Auditorium
Cennydd Bowles
Ethics in the AI Age
Cennydd Bowles, Digital product designer and writer
SVA Theater - Beatrice Theater
SVA Theater - Silas Theater
Daniel Goddemeyer
dominkus-baur
Data Futures: A live experiment that explores the potential implications of increasing access to our personal data trails.
Daniel Goddemeyer, Founder, OFFC NYC; Faculty, School of Visual Arts
Dominikus Baur, Visualization Developer and Designer
4:10 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion
5:15 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Student Design Challenge
Student Design Challenge Prototypes
Student Design Challenge
5:45 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion
Marc-Rettig
Hannah-Du-Plessis
Keynote: Design as Participation
Marc Rettig, Co-founder, fit associates
Hannah du Plessis, Co-founder, fit associates
7:00 PM
Gotham Hall