The Student Design Challenge is the IxDA's opportunity to showcase the top young designers from around the globe as they address culture’s unmet needs and untapped opportunities.

The Future We Deserve

With help from our sponsor, SapientNitro, we asked students to design the future of public services. Join us in celebrating these finalists, who will compete at the conference. Winners will be announced as part of the Interaction Awards March 4.

Support our finalists at Interaction 16

Watch for these teams on the ground as they prototype their work at Interaction 16. Share your feedback with them. Watch their final presentations on the last day of the conference. And cheer them on via #futurewedeserve.

This year’s finalists are…

Coexplorer, an artificial intelligence driven tool for learning and education.
Evgeny Kiverin and Anna Lifanova

Bremen, Germany. University of the Arts, Bremen.



Wristguard, a smart glove for sanitation worker safety.
Kohzy Koh and Song Lee

New York, USA. School of Visual Arts, New York.



SMS Chatbots for civic engagement
Michael-Owen Liston 

Toronto, Canada. Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark.



Tactilus, a smart tattoo for personal safety.
Swin June and Debarati Rakshit

Milan, Italy. Domus Academy, Milan.



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