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Our Community Peer Review process

Community Peer Review is at the core of the Interaction Awards selection process. It is the members of the IxDA community like you that determine who makes our shortlist each year.

Our goal is to curate a representative global panel — experienced designers from around the world — who will review submissions and select the official shortlist. Anyone who self-identifies as a member of the IxDA community can apply to be part of the panel.

This year we opened our Call for Peer Reviewers at the beginning of December and the community answered the call in record numbers. We received 300+ applications from 63 countries. Applicants are educators, design directors, consultants, in-house team members, and agency leaders, reflecting the diversity of the IxDA community. They come from companies that embrace the value of design — IBM, Google, Oracle, SAP, ServiceNow, and Telstra, among many others — as well as IxDA Local Groups and leading design education programs. While some have been part of previous Peer Review Panels, more than 90% are offering their skills for the first time.

From the 300+ submissions, we’ll select approximately 60–75 individuals to form the 2023 Peer Review Panel. Each reviewer will be assigned up to 10 submissions to evaluate during the online review process in early February. Each submission receives at least two independent reviews. It’s this process that makes the Interaction Awards distinct from other programs: the voice of the global practitioner community is at the foundation of curating the winners.

Thank you for donating your time to make the Interaction Awards possible. If you applied to be part of this year’s Review Panel, we’ll let you know by 13 January. Peer Review takes place between 1–8 February 2023.

Show us your best work

The Interaction Awards are open for submissions through 13 January. Submission is open to all professional and student designers worldwide. Both concept work and/or production work can be submitted for consideration. Find out more at awards.ixda.org/enter

Originally published at https://awards.ixda.org on January 3, 2023.



The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is a member-supported organization, focusing on interaction design issues for the practitioner, no matter their level of experience.

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IxDA Interaction Awards

IxDA’s Interaction Awards recognize and celebrate examples of excellence in Interaction Design across domains, channels, environments, and cultures.