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Interaction design in France: an overview

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Interaction design in France
Benoît Drouillat, president of designers interactifs, France’s leading professional organization for the digital design industry, announced the publication of the article “Interaction design in France: an overview” taken from a speech he gives today at the Cumulus Digital Culture Session at Strate Collège in Paris.

“France’s technology-driven design culture is deeply rooted in engineering, making it difficult for non-technological innovation to emerge. […]”

Even the French government has acknowledged the challenges surrounding digital and interaction design. First, there is a general lack of understanding of the field. Second, interaction design is struggling to be seen as a legitimate profession. Unless these hurdles are overcome, it will be impossible to assess the impact of interaction design on France’s digital economy.”

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