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

Mini Challenge 2: Meet the judges

It’s time to meet our guest judges for the second mini challenge! They’re hard at work reviewing your submissions.

Fernando Estrada

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Fernando is a PhD student at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Fernando’s research interest is using technology to improve mental health. Fernando once swam with dolphins in Cancun, Mexico.

Kayla Heffernan

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Kayla is a UX designer at SEEK while undertaking a PhD in Interaction Design looking at digital insertables at The University of Melbourne. In her spare time… she doesn’t have any.

Rohit Ashok Khot

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Rohit is a PhD student at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. He is exploring material representations of the physical activity data. In his free time- if only he gets some, he likes watching Marathi movies, spending time with her wife, and yes trying new (home-made) recipes.

How’s it going?

Your judging team has been busy taking our dolphin for a walk on campus … we’ll share those photos soon. Unfortunately he was a little bit naughty!

We’re looking at all your responses to the first Mini challenge, and updating the list of participating teams. If you’ve not given us your link yet, please do! And don’t forget to eat!

Mini Challenge 2 will be posted at 6pm AEST – that’s in 2 hours.

Meanwhile, how’s it going?