Interaction Awards Ceremony
IxDA’s annual Interaction Awards celebrate global excellence in the discipline of interaction design. The Awards are celebrated as part Interaction Week. With participation from around the globe, the Interaction Awards reflect the diversity of the interaction design community; need for a common recognition platform; and standards of excellence to represent the wide breadth and impact of interaction design. The Awards serve as a reference for the interaction design community—and businesses alike—to build upon in the coming years, and provide both professionals and students with tangible examples of the best work in the field today.
This year, the Awards ceremony takes centre stage for our closing night–located at the foot of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle, at the Fisher Pavilion.
The Flag Pavilion, the original structure on this site, was built as an exhibition space for the 1962 World’s Fair and intended to last only six months. However, it stood for over 39 years, and was home to over fifteen cultural festivals, commercial and public events. During the World’s Fair, the facility served as a gathering place for many famous US politicians such as former president Lyndon Johnson, then- Governor Albert Rosellini, Senator John Glenn, and Senator Warren Magnuson.
Fisher Pavilion held its Grand Opening in September 2002 as Seattle Center’s new inviting gathering place for all to enjoy cultural festivals, community celebrations and commercial events. We think it’s a great home for this year’s Interaction Awards.
Better yet, you can get to the Awards ceremony by monorail! And then walk across the quadrant to the closing party at MoPop.