Celebrating Design in Seattle


For the second year, IxDA Seattle has teamed up with Puget Sound SIGCHI to host a number of events during the Seattle Design Festival. We're proud to be a part of an event that brings together all design disciplines to engage the public in a discussion on how design can improve the ways in which we live, work and play.

Check out our festival events.

About the festival

The Seattle Design Festival is the region’s largest public design event that, every September, brings together experts, city leaders, and citizens to celebrate and explore the ways design improves the quality of our lives.

The 2013 Seattle Design Festival runs 10 days from Sept 13 to 22, city-wide. On Saturday, Sept 21 and Sunday, Sept 22, there will be many free public activities at the Design Block on Occidental Ave South between Main and Jackson Streets in Pioneer Square. More info, tickets and reservations at: www.seattledesignfestival.org.

This year's theme

This year's theme, ‘Design in Health,’ explores the connection between environmental design and health & well-being. Design can improve health by: promoting physical activity, increasing access to healthy food, reducing injuries, improving air and water quality, minimizing stress, and strengthening the social fabric of communities.

The lineup

Over 60 events from 37 interdisciplinary design organizations are scheduled.  Activities include installations, home tours, walking tours, films, lectures, exhibitions, competitions, activities, pop-up parklets, and more.

Check out the full calendar

We're excited and hope to see you at the festival! 


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