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Interaction13 Interaction Design Education Summit

I am excited to announce to you all that I’ll be co-leading with Haig Armen (@haigarmen) the Interaction Design Education Summit as a full-day workshop on Jan 27th as part of the Interaction 13 conference in Toronto.

Here’s the official blurb:

At almost every Interaction conference a group of individuals have met at some sort of lunch break or other off time to discuss interaction design education. This upcoming Interaction 13, we are formalizing this gathering and crafting a full day workshop about the various issues facing interaction education in all relevant contexts.

The goals of the event is to better understand the global problem space of interaction design education both in formal and informal formats. Academics, mentors, conference speakers, continuing education creators, students, practitioners and employers are all encouraged to lend their voice.

All attendees are expected to contribute to this workshop through hands-on working sessions around special topics: curriculum, research, portfolios, apprenticing, continuing education, and industry-academia relationships are the topics we are considering at this time.

Out of the topic workshop sessions will be artifacts that help to describe the outcomes of the session, not just to the education workshop, but to the entire conference and global IxDA community.

Registration will be limited to 50 participants, and you do not need to be attending Interaction 13, though we encourage you to do so.

Haig and I both look forward to seeing you there. Our other co-leaders include: Andrea Resmini, Kristian Simsarian, and Kendra Shimmell.

Registration for the Summit is open and will be limited to 50 people. The Summit is free for all participants.

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