Design Journey from a Novice to Leader

26 September 2023 – Utrecht

IxDA Netherlands is making a comeback! With a fresh team of event organizers, our goal is to create an inclusive community where people of all nationalities and experience levels can come together to connect and find inspiration.

Reflection on our design career

As designers, when we dare to imagine a brighter future and work diligently to realize it, we inevitably encounter obstacles, resistance, and moments of frustration. To make our careers sustainable, it is time to celebrate our mistakes while learning from each other.

Learning from both new design stars and leaders

Designers of all levels, whether seniors or beginners, will exchange their primary career development challenges in the field. Regardless of your level of experience, you can find inspiration in their stories.

International Interaction Design Day

This event will be part of International Interaction Design Day. This year’s theme encompasses areas such as ethics in design, designing for accessibility, inclusive and responsible design, and anti-capitalist design. It focuses on the need to consider design’s impact on society and to create work that is equitable and responsible, all in service of advancing IxDA’s mission: improving the human condition by advancing the practice of Interaction Design.


Hogeschool Utrecht
Heidelberglaan 7 Utrecht
Room 2.058
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Larissa Rena Mansura

Global Senior Inclusive Design Researcher

Frida Gomez Poblette

Innovation SpecialistInnovation Specialist
Oxfam Novib

Event partner

Lectoraat Human Experience & Media Design 

Hogeschool Utrecht / University of Applied Sciences Utrecht


18:00 Doors open

18:00-18:30 Networking

18:30-19:00 Event opening

19:00-20:15 Speaker sharing

20:15-20:45 Panel discussion

20:45-21:00 Networking

21:00 Doors close

Notice of Photography

Attendees consent to their filming and sound recording as members of the audience. By entering this event site you agree to being filmed or photographed which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes.

Practical information

Date and time Tuesday 26 September 2023
Location Hogeschool Utrecht
Room 2.058, Heidelberglaan 7
3584 CS Utrecht


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