Design during  perilous times  v. 22

One year on, what have we learned?

Interaction Week  2022

A week like no other

When we framed the theme for Interaction 21 — Design in Perilous Times — a global pandemic was still on the horizon. We were interested in the state of our practice and of the world around us.

Navigating the last year has revealed truths. Our shared experience underlines the importance of connection, collaboration and community.  Gathering together is something we value — even when doing it online.  

Equally, though this is a global phenomenon, our experiences have been very different. We must redesign systems and structures to be equitable and inclusive. We only succeed when our efforts are truly human-centred.

This is why, as we get ready to gather online — again — for Interaction 22, we find ourselves asking this question:

One year on, what have we learned?

Felix Lee

Felix Lee

Talk - 10 Min
Sylvain Jacques

Sylvain Jacques

Talk - 15 Min
Alice  Mela

Alice Mela

Talk - 25 Min
Jessica Gardner

Jessica Gardner

Talk - 15 Min
Anthony Viviano

Anthony Viviano

Talk - 10 Min
Vivianne Castillo

Vivianne Castillo

Keynote 45 min
Kamil Kamysz

Kamil Kamysz

Talk - 15 Min
Juli Sikorska

Juli Sikorska

Workshop - 4 hrs
Sami Niemelä

Sami Niemelä

Talk - 15 Min
Jon Yablonski

Jon Yablonski

Talk - 25 Min
Leandro Butteri

Leandro Butteri

Talk - 25 Min
Lee Jordan

Lee Jordan

Talk - 15 Min
Beatriz Gonzalez

Beatriz Gonzalez

Talk - 15 Min
Sandra  Gonzalez

Sandra Gonzalez

Talk - 25 Min
Francesca Desmarais

Francesca Desmarais

Workshop - 4 hrs
Bruce Sterling

Bruce Sterling

Talk - 25 Min
Pavi Logeswaran

Pavi Logeswaran

Talk - 15 Min
Amélie Bissonnette-Montminy

Amélie Bissonnette-Montminy

Talk - 15 Min
Viviane Tavares

Viviane Tavares

Talk - 15 Min
Debbie Levitt

Debbie Levitt

Workshop - 4 hrs
Jessica Outlaw

Jessica Outlaw

Talk - 15 Min
Sabine Junginger

Sabine Junginger

Talk - 15 Min
Justine Sun Dela Cruz

Justine Sun Dela Cruz

Talk - 15 Min
Cheryl Platz

Cheryl Platz

Talk - 25 Min
Gleb Kuznetsov

Gleb Kuznetsov

Talk - 25 Min
Andy Vitale

Andy Vitale

Talk - 15 Min
Pablo Stanley

Pablo Stanley

Keynote 45 min
Filippo Cuttica

Filippo Cuttica

Talk - 25 Min
Danielle Chen

Danielle Chen

Talk - 25 Min
Pablo Marquevichi

Pablo Marquevichi

Talk - 15 Min
Paul Hong

Paul Hong

Talk - 10 Min
Ghada Wali

Ghada Wali

Keynote 45 min
Sage Cheng

Sage Cheng

Workshop - 2 hrs
Laura Balboa

Laura Balboa

Keynote 45 min
Satu Anttonen

Satu Anttonen

Talk - 15 Min
Kahran LaTourette

Kahran LaTourette

Talk - 15 Min
Jane Vita

Jane Vita

Workshop - 4 hrs
Fernando Feller

Fernando Feller

Talk - 15 Min
Brett Renfer

Brett Renfer

Talk - 25 Min
Hamed Yahyaei

Hamed Yahyaei

Talk - 25 Min
Angel Anderson

Angel Anderson

Workshop - 4 hrs
Suné Stassen

Suné Stassen

Keynote 45 min
Molly Oberholtzer

Molly Oberholtzer

Talk - 25 Min
Josiane Longhi

Josiane Longhi

Talk - 25 Min
Tanu Malhotra

Tanu Malhotra

Talk - 15 Min
Shree Lakshmi (SL)  Rao

Shree Lakshmi (SL) Rao

Talk - 15 Min
Matteo Loglio

Matteo Loglio

Keynote 45 min
George Cave

George Cave

Talk - 15 Min
Aysun Aytac

Aysun Aytac

Talk - 15 Min
Georgia Bullen

Georgia Bullen

Workshop - 2 hrs
Christopher Noessel

Christopher Noessel

Workshop - 2 hrs
Apurva Gupta

Apurva Gupta

Talk - 15 Min

Our three pillars

The Principles

Embracing Ambiguity

Whether it’s the uncertainty of early product development, balancing responsible design with profit, or reimagining services and systems, the work in front of us requires getting comfortable with charting what can feel like the unknown.

New Essentials: Our Building Blocks

Should you build it? Moreover, how? From tools to teams to processes, we look at the building blocks of our practice now and into the future.

We care:  For ourselves, for our team

The pandemic has collapsed our boundaries between work and home. And ignited new conversations around inclusion and equity. We’ll talk about what it means to be human-centred in these challenging times.  

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