Final Verdict at OzCHI 2015

Three finalist teams presented their work during the conference where each team was evaluated based upon their overall performance from 24-hour challenge to presentation. The winners of the challenge are listed below.

FIRST PLACE:

Normans from Australian National University, Australia

SECOND PLACE:

UX’treme: The wilt deniers from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India

THIRD PLACE:

Berserkbatalion from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

OzCHI 2015

Here we are at OzCHI, counting down the hours to the SDC presentations on Wednesday at 3:30pm in Melbourne.

Three teams will present the solutions that they developed during the 24 hour student challenge. After the challenge, they were ranked on the submitted solutions, but now our crack team of expert judges will assess each presentation and determine the final rankings.

Stay tuned for the presentations!

OzCHI SDC 2015 Proceedings

This year we shortlisted 3 finalists and 3 runner ups teams whose papers will be included in the digital proceedings of OzCHI 2015. Below we list all the papers that these teams submitted to illustrate their process to come up to the final design solution for the given challenge. The first three are the finalist teams (in the order of their current positions from first to third, after the 24 hour challenge) and the rest three are the runner-up teams. The final awards will be awarded during the OzCHI 2015 where the three finalist teams will be competing again based on the overall performance.

UX’treme: The wilt deniers from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India presents Memoirs: Reliving memories with loved ones

The Normans from Australian National University, Australia presents VIRK: Virtual work environment to facilitate interaction between the unemployed

Berserkbatalion from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India presents GloTap: Design for the Socially Isolated Elderly

Yellow Umbrella from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India presents Design to prevent isolation felt by school children with speech problems

Lucky Mercenaries from University of Sydney, Australia CASI: Gamifying Social Education For People With An Autism Spectrum Disorder

Transcenders from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India presents Smart tags to increase social interactions at airports

The Finalists…

Finalists

Three teams have been selected to present their work in the OzCHI conference, 2015 happening in Melbourne, on the basis of their submissions.

There will be a further round of judging at OzCHI, based on the overall presentations and revised submissions.

UX’treme: The wilt deniers from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India

The Normans from Australian National University, Australia

Berserkbatalion from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Each team will be supported by a travel scholarship worth 1000 AUD in reimbursements  and 1 student registration to the OzCHI conference. Each team is required to submit their camera ready version by 9th October, which will become a part of the digital proceedings of OzCHI 2015.

The overall winners, as announced at OzCHI, will receive a further prize.

Shortlisted Teams

In addition to the finalists, we have shortlisted three more teams, whose submissions will also appear in the digital proceeding of OzCHI 2015. Each team is required to submit their camera ready version by 9th October, 2015.

Yellow Umbrella from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Lucky Mercenaries from University of Sydney, Australia

Transcenders from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India

Results announced…

We have already announced the results on Friday (4th Sept.). Every corresponding author (usually the first author) should have received an email via EasyChair (also check your spam folder). You will also be able to check your result on your EasyChair account. We will shortly update this blog with details of shortlisted teams.

Final results.. Delayed..

We are running with some glitches in managing the reviews for the submissions. We anticipate a delay of 1 week in announcing the final results. We will get back to you latest by September 6th.

We sincerely apologize for the delay and we appreciate your patience!

In light of this delay, we will also provide new dates for the camera ready version. Stay tuned!

Thanks,

SDC Co-chairs, 2015

Tips for next year’s groups?

Now that you have (hopefully) had a chance to get some rest, we have one more question for you: what tips would you have for next year’s groups? And was there anything the chairs could have done to make the process more smooth for you? (Yes, that was two questions …)

Answer in the comments here.

The challenge is done … what now?

We hope that everyone had great fun. We are really impressed with the submissions and the great zeal of participation. Congratulations to everyone for putting together the wonderful work within such a short time! It’s time to reward yourself with at least one day off and a great celebration. 🙂 We hope to see you next year.

But did you know … there are two other ways for students to be involved in OzCHI this year!

Here’s the link to learn more about the 2015 OzCHI conference, which will be held in beautiful Melbourne from December 7-10, 2015.

The organising committee is looking for Student Volunteers to support the conference organisers. In particular, we seek enthusiastic, intelligent and reliable people, capable of confidently doing the job, while having fun and interacting professionally with delegates. No experience is required. Volunteers must be current Masters or PhD students. Applications to be a Student Volunteer are due by October 4th.

The OzCHI Doctoral Consortium provides PhD students with the opportunity to present their work-in-progress and discuss their research plans with peers and senior researchers in a supportive and constructive environment. The consortium is a full-day event held on December 7, 2015. Submissions for the Doctoral Consortium are due by August 28th.

Issues with Easy Chair

We are hearing issues about uploading the submissions on Easy Chair. Please be mindful that Easy Chair will ONLY allow PDF files with size limit of 1 GB.

You may want to change the format of image to JPEG to reduce the size of the submission. But please do not change the resolution.

It might not be feasible to send the paper in email because of the size issues. Email us (on sdc@ozchi.org) either the link to your paper or the paper itself- whatever is feasible.

We apologize for the issues with Easy Chair. And considering that we have extended the submission deadline by one hour: Submissions are now due at 12 noon AEST.

 

 

The judges have decided!

The judges have reviewed your videos, discussed them at great length, and have finally come to a decision.

The winners of the third mini challenge are The Lucky Mercenaries with their sarcasm-detection tool for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The runners-up are The Normans with a tool for the socially isolated unemployed.

Honourable Mentions go to Pataippu with their dance floor game for lonely dolphins visiting museums and the Yellow Umbrellas who have designed a game for children with speech difficulties.

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!