What is IxDA Sydney?

Interaction Design Association (IxDA) Sydney is a local branch of the global IxDA community. IxDA Sydney is focused on nurturing and developing expertise in the discipline of interaction design. We bring together a community of people who are committed to creating meaningful relationships between people and the products and services that they use, from computers to mobile devices to appliances and beyond.

IxDA Sydney has over 1,600 members with Joe Ortenzi & Katja Forbes as Local Leaders, supported by many more volunteer organisers.

IxDA Sydney Events

IxDA Sydney runs monthly events, alternating between our meetup and workshops...


Every other month IxDA Sydney organises experts in the field to present concepts, case studies, practices and tools together for the general membership by presenters from a wide range of experiences. These are usually recorded and offered on the IxDA Sydney YouTube channel. In addition, we organise several one off presentations, panel discussions, fireside chats and partnered events with conferences and festivals like Spark festival, UX Australia and Directions.


Every alternate month, IxDA Sydney organises affordable workshops with local and international facilitators and our team of volunteer workshop assistants. These are very hands on and participatory. Notice will be posted here as well as announced via the mailing list and on Twitter. All workshops are designed to deliver practical techniques and actionable insights for people to make use of in their workplace.


IxDA Design Thinking or d.school

IxDA Design Thinking or d.school

Thursday, 27 October 2016 at 6:30pm
In Conversation with Josh Clark

In Conversation with Josh Clark

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 at 6:00pm


Get your career in interaction design and user experience design successfully underway with support and advice from an industry mentor. 

The IxDA mentorship program provides students, novice practitioners and those transitioning from other fields with an opportunity to network and learn from an industry professional. 

The mentorship program is also an opportunity for those with industry experience to share their skills and expertise with a willing learner.     

Applications are open for mentors and mentees.

Contact us on mentoring@ixdasydney.org to register.