Karmen Franinović (CH), Joelle Bitton (FR), Roman Kirschner (AT), Gerhard M. Buurman (DE)
Around 2000, several interaction design programs were launched around the world. Along with London, New York and Ivrea, Zürich University of the Arts has launched its educational and research activities in this emerging field. We began with a motivation to humanize digital technologies and make them more inclusive and accessible. Two decades later, pressing environmental, social, and political challenges demand that we adapt and expand our focus to encompass worlds and interests other than only those of humans. We invite you to join us in reflecting on the critical and investigative role of interaction design in our society, today and over the past decades.