Google is Sponsoring the Student Design Challenge!

We are excited to announce Google as a sponsor of the Student Design Challenge. Google will be funding our finalist teams with monetary prizes and travel scholarships to support their attendance to present their work at the conference. Thanks Google!

OzCHI24—OzCHI Student Design Challenge 2018 7–8 April

OzCHI24 2018 will take place early this year starting at 10 a.m. AEST on 7 April. Registrations are now open!.

Teams will compete for monetary prizes and a place in the prestigious Student Design Challenge Finals at OzCHI (Melbourne, 4–7 Dec 2018). Finalists are eligible for travel scholarships to attend OzCHI and will have opportunities for networking with leaders in HCI, mentoring, and publication in the ACM Digital Library.

What to do next?

  1. Watch our video!
  2. Read about OzCHI24.
  3. Register!
  4. Learn about competing.
  5. Take part in our optional Mini Challenges (learn all the tips and tricks to help in the competition).

OzCHI Student Design Challenge 2017 Finalists

Thank you again for participating in the OzCHI Student Design Challenge. Well done to all the teams for submitting a wide range of interesting responses to the Challenge Brief, Design for Sharing.

We reviewed 28 excellent submissions, and had the difficult choice of selecting 3 finalist teams. We are excited to announce that the three finalist teams (in no particular order) are:

  • Team Experiators from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
  • The FRECH Team from Rhine-Waal University, Germany
  • Team Hackalacaboomboom from National Institute of Design, India

The finalist submissions can be viewed using the following links to the team blogs:

Congratulations to our finalists! They will receive a travel scholarship to attend the OzCHI Conference in Brisbane, Australia in December and present their entry for final judging to select an overall winner. All finalist teams have been sent an email with further instructions.

We are also excited to announce that we have the following prizes to award at the conference:

  • Each member of the winning team will receive a Raspberry Pi Kit, generously donated by our sponsor Element14
  • Each member of the team in second place will receive a HCI related textbook, generously donated by our sponsor Rosenfeld Media
  • Each member of the team in third place will receive a small gift voucher.

All finalist team members will be presented with a hard copy certificate at the conference. Mini challenge winners will be emailed electronic certificates.

Thank you again for participating, and we look forward to seeing you again next year in the OzCHI Student Design Challenge 2018.

OzCHI24 Feedback Survey 2017

We would appreciate your feedback on the competition, particularly things that you enjoyed and anything you think we should improve on. We are very keen to hear both from teams who finished the challenge, and others who chose to leave the challenge early (or did not participate at all beyond registering) so that we can make the Challenge even bigger and better for next year!

Congratulations and Well Done!

Thank you everyone for all your hard work! It’s been wonderful seeing your progress during the challenge. We have reached the end of the 24 hour challenge for 2017.

Our reviewers will be assessing the entries over the next weeks and we are aiming to announce the finalists on 6 October 2017.

We encourage you to browse the team blogs and take a look at the excellent submissions to this year’s challenge!

Submission reminder – 1 hour left!

Hey Challengers! The time for submitting your work is coming to an end. Please remember that you only have until Sun 10AM AEST to submit your paper.

Please check the submission guidelines in the Challenge Brief (Section 4. Submission), and remember to also include the link to your video in your paper’s references!

Mini Challenge 3 Results!

Dear Challengers,

The judges have truly impressed by the quality and creativity of your storyboards, well done to all the teams with successful submissions! We have thoroughly reviewed your storyboards and have finally come to a decision based on the criteria of the clarity of use scenario (demonstrates a real need and how this is addressed through design), what people will use the technology and how, and how creative and interesting is the storyboard.

The winner of the mini challenge 3 goes to Team Experiators! Your storyboard shows a clear and very nice example of sharing experiences and interactions through technology. The runners-up are The Frech Team. Honourable Mentions go to The Bridge, Elemelons 2.0 and Why See Design. There were a lot of fantastic submissions this time, and it was hard to narrow down the winning teams. Thank you to all teams who submitted!

Congratulations to everyone and good luck with your Final Challenge Submission!

We are back!

Hello OzCHI24-ers! We are now getting to the final stage of this challenge! Bring all of your writing skills to make a wonderful paper after all the hard work you have done.

We are now available again to answer your questions on email and Twitter

We are now off-the-air!

Hey Challengers! We are now off-the-air. We will be back in 5 more hours, and will reply to any questions you send us through Twitter and Email.

Keep up the good work!