“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 Franceâ’s digital economy.”
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.