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 3,600 members and is run with several  Local Leader volunteers for a decade; one of the longest lasting design communities in Sydney.

IxDA Sydney Events

IxDA Sydney runs monthly events, alternating between our meetup and workshops, as well as Q&As and ad-hoc events.


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 Sydney Podcast

In 2022, IxDA Sydney launched a podcast as part of the Mentoring Program to support mentoring conversations from a diverse group of design thinkers and doers around Australia and Sydney. These conversations aspire to spark new perspectives, problem solving, and insight into other design teams.

Our Season 1 focused on conversations around mentoring.

Our Season 2 is exploring all parts of the zeitgeist of design – from Web3 and NFTs to data science and sustainability.

These are available now, both in your usual Podcast-subscribing services as well as through the IxDA Syd website.

IxDA Sydney Mentoring

Good mentoring relationships can be a rewarding and mutually beneficial experience for both the mentor and mentee. Being a mentor is an opportunity for you to enhance your own skills, develop leadership and management qualities, gain credibility in the industry and widen your network. It is also a chance to help a willing learner move forward in their careers.

Volunteer to help change someone’s world and your own.

Applications have now closed for the one-on-one mentoring programme. Applications for the mentoring circles/group mentoring will open mid-year.  Information about how to apply and what the programme involves are available on our Mentoring page.

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