Congratulations and Well Done!

Thank you everyone for all your hard work! It’s been wonderful seeing all your ideas take shape. Unfortunately that’s it, we’ve reached the end of the 24 hour challenge for 2016.

Our reviewers will be assessing the entries over the next 3 weeks and we are aiming to announce the finalists on 23 September, 2016.

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

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The file size limit for the submission form has been increased to 10MB. Please resubmit (as soon as possible) if you found the original size limit too constraining.

OzCHI24 Final Challenge Submission Form

Fill out the embedded form below to submit your work for OzCHI24 2016. If for some reason the form does not appear, try refreshing the page or opening this post in a new window.

Please remember when you name your your word and pdf files you need to include your Team ID at the start of the filenames, e.g. 2016000.docx or 2016000_teamOzCHIxyz_version123.pdf

Mini Challenge 3: Results!

Dear Challengers,

The judges have truly impressed by the quality and creativity of your videos, well done to All the teams with successful video submissions! We have thoroughly reviewed your videos 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), emotions and concerns of elder users, and how creative and interesting of the video.

The winner of the mini challenge 3 goes to Leeroy Jenkins based on the overall quality of the video especially the clarity of concept explanation. The runners-up are Team Quintuple and Black Box. Honourable Mentions go to VIT IT coders and Team 4.

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 videos!

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

Meet the Committee – Stephen and Rui


Dr Stephen Wang is a practicing designer and academic focused on MedTech application development, he is not only a leading researcher in the field of entrepreneurship and innovative design, but also a studio-based designer. Following the industry transformation in this decade, such hybrid knowledge structure and experience across industry and the academic world becomes more crucial than ever for industry-oriented innovation research. He earned his PhD from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2005, M.Eng from RMIT, MA from Tama Art Univeristy (Japan), and his BA from Tsinghua University (China) in 1998. His research efforts focus on non-traditional and industry/real-world related innovative design practices, such as patents, commissioned design projects and curating exhibitions. Before this position, Wang had worked in Tokyo as an Interaction and User Experience Designer across several Japanese leading design firms.


Dr. Rui Wang is the winner of the very first OzCHI student online design competition when she was an M.Phil student at the Design Lab, University of Sydney in 2009. She then completed her Ph.D in UNSW Australia. Rui is now a research fellow at the IDeEA Lab, Deakin University with research focus on interdisciplinary design, serious games and VR technology.

How to submit in 2016!

Your main deliverables this year are your paper and video. You should also keep your online journal (blog) up to date, showing off your OzCHI24 journey. Anything you can’t fit in the paper but think is important should be posted on your blog. When the reviewers needs clarification on your paper or video they will look in your blog, so remember to use references where applicable.

For the paper follow this year’s paper writing guide found here. The template for SIGCHI Extended Abstract format can be downloaded here. Please include a link to your blog and video in your paper’s references.

Before the challenge finishes we will publish a post here with an embedded form allowing you to upload your paper (you must submit both Microsoft Word and PDF versions), as well as provide links to your blog, video, and mini-challenges. When you name your your word and pdf files you need to include your Team ID at the start of the filenames, e.g. 2016000.docx or 2016000_teamOzCHIxyz_version123.pdf. When submitting through the form you must enter your Team ID correctly so that we can match your submission to your team. Remember your Team ID is the series of numbers assigned to you by us and can be found here.

We would prefer it if your team only submits once, but should you find a compelling reason to resubmit, do so. When assessing your team, we will only look at your most recent submission. If you have any problems submitting, or need to inform us of an issue please email if you need any help.

Mini Challenge 2: Results!

Hello Challengers!

We have been reviewing the fantastic submissions for mini challenge 2 for the last 4 hours, and finally could decide a verdict. The main criteria were identifying the need and it’s meaningfulness, innovation from existing solutions, and solid reasoning based on literature. So many teams did excellent work, we needed to scrutinize our own scores to decide on a winner – the Team Experientia!! Congratulations!

The closest teams are Blackbox, Bluequince, Tessellations, and Wiz of OzCHI – an honorable mention goes out to you all.

Congratulations to everyone and good luck with the rest of the challenge.

Mini Challenge 1: Results!

Hello Challengers!

It is time to announce the results of the first mini-challenge, a contextual diagram. The mini-challenge was judges on the range of ideas and insights, the role existing technology is playing in healthy ageing, and the overall visuals of the diagram.
These diagrams blew our socks right off, they ranged from professional flowcharts to hand drawn mind-maps, all getting right into the heart of the challenge.

An honourable mention goes out to teams bluequince, Flying Carpet, Experientia, Tessellations, blackbox, 30I0, Leeroy Jenkins, Chaotic minds, The Inquisitors and Elemelons for their diagrams, but in the end there can be only one winner and that is Team MegaMind!
MegaMind gave us a diagram that had insightful linkages between the current information, ideas of how to tackle it, showed us what existing technology can and is doing, and looked swell to boot!

Congratulations to everyone and good luck with the rest of the challenge.

Meet the Committee: Hasan


It is time to meet another Committee member:

Hasan Shahid Ferdous is a PhD research student at the Microsoft Centre for Social NUI and Interaction Design Lab (IDL), Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Australia. His current research is focused on social and collaborative use of technologies, particularly in the family mealtime context. He is also interested in touch, eye-gaze and other NUI interactions in the public or private social settings.

He has completed Master of IT (Research) degree from from Monash University, Australia and BSc (Engg.) from the Dept. of CSE, BUET, Bangladesh. He has been a faculty member at the Dept. of CSE, BUET since 2011 and currently on leave. You can know more about his research and other activities from his personal website.

His advice: Think about both the positives and negatives that technology can bring to any particular issue!

Good luck!