Last week I moderated a panel as part of the Interaction23 week in Zurich. The panel featured Lisa deBettencourt, one of the original 12 who defined and created the organization. Read more and see a slideshow and timeline.
As Interaction Design and User Experience Design emerged with the growth of the internet, it evolved and became a distinct practice from the more academic HCI. Designers who had a habit of submitting work to competitions and design annuals began submitting their digital work to these same outlets that had previously recognized excellent print work.