About IxDA Grand Rapids

Hello and welcome! IxDA Grand Rapids is your local chapter of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). Our goal is to build a thriving community of user experience practitioners and business professionals across Michigan to share ideas, education and inspiration around creating better experiences. We welcome all members and visitors who are interested in the design and development of interactive systems, human-centered services, applications and products.

Who should join?

  • User Experience Designers
  • Interaction Designers
  • Content Strategists
  • Information Architects
  • Visual Designers
  • Web and Application Developers
  • Product Managers
  • Educators and Students
  • Entrepreneurs, Business Professionals and Government Officials who understand the value of good user experience

Learn more about becoming a member of IxDA Grand Rapids.

What is Interaction Design?

Interaction Design (IxD) defines the structure and behavior of interactive systems. Interaction Designers strive to create meaningful relationships between people and the products and services that they use, from computers to mobile devices to appliances and beyond. Our practices are evolving with the world; join the conversation.

What is IxDA?

IxDA is a novel kind of “un-organization” in that there is no cost for membership. IxDA relies on its passionate members to help serve the needs of the international Interaction Design community. With more than 15,000 members and over 80 local groups around the world, the IxDA network actively focuses on interaction design issues for the practitioner, no matter their level of experience.

IxDA’s Mission:

“We believe that the human condition is increasingly challenged by poor experiences. IxDA intends to improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design. To do this, we foster a community of people that choose to come together to support this intention. IxDA relies on individual initiative, contribution, sharing and self-organization as the primary means for us to achieve our goals.”

IxDA provides many opportunities to get involved with the interaction design community both locally and internationally. Learn more about how you can participate at IxDA.org.