(Extracted from ixda.org (http://ixda.org/about/ixda-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 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 60,000 members and over 150 local groups around the world, the IxDA network actively focuses on interaction design issues for the practitioner, no matter their level of experience.
IxDA was founded in 2003 and incorporated as a not-for-profit in late 2005. Today, the IxDA is involved in initiatives (http://ixda.org/about/participate)relating to the following core topics: