Growing from a place of strength
In 2020, the Global Community of Interaction Design will focus its gaze in a tiny country, with a population barely over 5 million inhabitants.
A small stage for such a massive event? Au contraire, Costa Rica’s strength does not lay in its size, nor its territory or population; it thrives in its capacity to inspire.
Our country inspires peace, environmental protection, and happiness. With 6% of the world’s biodiversity, it inspires design. From San José, ILA20 will open up space for a conversation around the impact of design in the Latin American region.
What is the role of design in our neighborhoods, cities, and among our people? Moreover, how can we design together, the future we want, so that every one of our countries reaches their maximum potential?
We will wait for you at this transcendental event that will inspire growth, brewed in a tiny place of high strength.
Costa Rica announces a conference lead with audacity
Ana Domb is the director of the IxDA Global Board of Directors. She directed and founded in Costa Rica’s first Master’s program in Interaction Design in Central America. She has worked in film, music, and journalism, but since she obtained her Master’s degree from MIT, she has worked in design research and strategy. Ana is Costarican-Chilean, she has lived in 4 countries and may still have one more to go.
Diana Zuleta is the founder and lead at Pulse, innovation lab and design studio that uses tech to create products, spaces, and multisensory experiences. Born in Costa Rica and with Colombian heritage, Diana earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and specialized in Interactive Art Direction at Hyper Island Stockholm. She is an international teacher, speaker, and facilitator for co-creation, creativity, and collaborative innovation processes.
Laura Escudé leads projects of diverse shapes and geographies as a Service and Interaction Designer for Fjord Costa Rica. Student of architecture at the University of Costa Rica, and graduate as Master in Interaction Design from Universidad Veritas. Occasional speaker, Laura organizes design meetups as part of IxDA San José. Social media addict, she redeems herself by creating Twitter threads in Spanish.