2013 Final Results

The four finalist teams presented their submissions at OzCHI on 2013-11-28. These presentations were judged by a small panel consisting of Cecile Paris (CHISIG Chair), Paul Calder (OzCHI 2013 Conference Chair) and Kenton O’Hara (Microsoft Research).

The final ranking is as follows:
First prize: Potluck
Second prize: Technophiliacs
Runners-up: Fast Five and Sachertorte

And the winners are…

We have just announced the results of this year’s online challenge!

The finalists are…

Fast Five (Indian Institute of Technology)
Potluck (Umea University)
Sachertorte (University of Sydney)
Technophiliacs (University of Melbourne)

Congratulations to the finalists! They will be invited to present their submission at the OzCHI conference in Adelaide (Australia) to compete for the first prize.

Team Hoppipolla (Indian Institute of Technology) received a special mention as runners-up that almost made it into the top 4.

Additionally, we have selected 4 more teams that will be featured with their paper in the OzCHI conference catalogue. Congrats to those teams as well – a great achievement!

We send out the results together with feedback on your submission to your team contact address. Please email us at sdc@ozchi.org if you didn’t receive the email.

This was the 2013 OzCHI 24-hour challenge

The 2013 edition of #ozchi24 has come to an end. A big thank you to all the teams participating in this year’s challenge. We eventually had a total of 225 people from 5 countries participating and 36 teams successfully submitting their response to the challenge.

Our judges will be reviewing the entries over the next 2 weeks and we are aiming to announce the finalists on 8 October 2013.

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

Below are some memories from the last few hours.

Post it notes

Video editing

SNALK post it notes


Blackboard Brainstorming Brainstorming

Team GPS collaborating Seekers Design workspace Potluck sketching

Potluck design materials Sunset or sunrise? Countdown

FAQs for submitting your paper and video

We had some common questions coming in on Twitter and thought we’d share them here with everyone. Please use the comments section below to post any other questions you might have. We’ll keep updating this post as new questions come in. Make sure to also check the earlier news update on How to submit your paper.

Do we need to publish our final video on our blog?

No, but it’s a very good idea to post the video on your blog, as it helps us to keep track of them, and gives us a fallback if the reference in your paper should be broken (e.g. because of a copy and paste, or spelling error).

Do we need to publish our paper on the blog?

No, you don’t have to publish your paper on your blog. But you are free to link to it, if you’d like to.

Do we need to send our paper also via email or Twitter?

No, you just need to submit your paper (with the references to your blog and video) on Easychair, that’s all. You should get an auto-response from Easychair confirming your submission.

Is there a particular filename we should use for naming our paper?

It actually doesn’t matter what you name your file, since Easychair automatically renames the file when you submit it.

The paper template has only space for two authors, do we need to list all?

Yes, you should list all the members from your team as authors. The best way to do this is to just make that section a one-column area and write all the names as a comma-separated list, e.g.: Team member 1, Team member 2, Team member 3; followed by the affiliation (your university) etc.

Our video is still rendering… what do we do?

Since we know that rendering your video can take more time that you’d think (hope), we are giving everyone an additional 30 minutes to complete your submission. Make sure though to have your paper submitted on Easychair as soon as possible. You can then resubmit another version with the correct link to your video. If you think you won’t be able to get your paper with video link in by 10.30am (AEST), please email us!

Mini-challenge 3: Results

Just like the blogs picking a winner for this the video mini-challenge was much harder than we ever thought it would be! The majority of the videos had something that endeared them to us.

But the winner of this challenge is, Team Pani jo sharbi with their short, but awesome stop motion video:

Honourable mentions

Hoppa í polla for their reflection on traditional mail:

And to three teams for their comedic reinvigoration of the challenge…woooo Harlem Shake!
Team GPS

The Illusionists

Fast Five

Congratulations to Pani jo sharbi and to every team. Keep up the amazing work.
We’re down to just 8 hours now…
Admiral Dolphin

How to submit your paper

When you have finished your paper (make sure to use the OzCHI paper template), you need to submit this via Easychair. If you don’t have an Easychair account, you can sign up by registering a new account.

Here is a a step-by-step guide for successfully submitting your paper:

  1. Once you are logged in, click on ‘New Submission’ in the menu bar.
  2. Select the ‘Student Design Challenge’ track.
  3. Fill in first name, last name, email address, country, and organisation (your university) for each of the members in your team.
  4. Tick the ‘corresponding author’ box for the member in your team that will handle all the correspondence for your team; we will send out the feedback and results from the judging process to this author.
  5. Enter the title and abstract for your paper – these should be the same as in your actual paper.
  6. Enter at least three keywords (one per line) that describe your submission, for example the keywords might be: email, communication, task management.
  7. Upload your paper (ideally as PDF) by clicking on the ‘Choose file’ button.
  8. Click the ‘Submit’ button at the very end of the page and wait for the upload process to be completed.
  9. If you need to resubmit a new version of your paper, you can do this by clicking on ‘My Submissions’ in the menu and selecting the according submission. To upload a new version, click the ‘Submit a new version’ link in the menu on the top right corner.

Remember to include a link to your blog and video in your references. It’s through your references that we will be able to check your video, so make sure you’ve uploaded the video and gotten it’s URL early enough to include it as a reference!

That’s all. Email us should you have any issues!

Submission submission (mini challenges)

Make sure you complete your responses for the 2nd and 3rd mini challenges by midnight (AEST) – that’s in 1 hour and 35 minutes. We will start reviewing all the responses then. For the 3rd challenge, the video, please post the link in the comments section of the post. We will announce the winners as a news entry again. Watch this space!

Mini-challenge 3: A short video

Your final mini-challenge is to create a short (less than 30 seconds) video and upload it to a hosting service such as Youtube or Vimeo. It can be on anything challenge related. Topics ranging from your thoughts about the challenge, to a video calling out the team member who fell asleep at the keyboard will be excepted. The point of this exercise is to get you thinking about how you will go about producing your video, how long finalising, uploading and so on will take.

Make sure you either embed or link to the video from within your blog. Then add comment to this post with a link to your video/blog post.

Good luck
Admiral Dolphin