About OzCHI24

OzCHI24 is an annual international student design competition run as part of the OzCHI conference. Since its inception in 2009 the competition has grown such that each year hundreds of students from all over the world participate. This competition is well suited to student from a diverse range of fields, such as human-computer interaction, interaction design, computer science, architecture, and humanities.

This year 2016 The OzCHI Student Design Challenge (OzCHI24) will take place on 20-21 August, 2016, commencing at 10am (AEST) on Saturday and concluding 24 hours later.

What to expect

OzCHI24 is an intense, but fun competition that will run you off your feet! Your goal is to design something. Don’t panic! We will provide your team with a brief at the start of the challenge, which will include information on what you will be designing, some background reading, helpful hints, and what we expect you to do. You will have 24-hours to create your design, write your paper, maintain your blog and shoot/produce your video! Have a look over the previous years in the Archive for examples of briefs and submissions.

Admiral Dolphin and his OzCHI24 ‘Award-Winning’ Veterans from the University of Tasmania, Queensland University of Technology, Monash University, University of Melbourne, and Deakin University
 will be running mini-challenges, putting up guides and answering your questions throughout the challenge.

So, go find some friends and get ready to enter (maximum team size is five)! And don’t worry if you have a small team, some of the most successful groups were small! Have fun!

Important Dates

Team registration opens: 11 July 2016

Registration closes: 13 August 2016

24 Hour Design Challenge begins: 10 a.m. AEST 20 August 2016
24 Hour Design Challenge ends: 10 a.m. AEST 21 August 2016
24 Hour Design Challenge results announcement: 23 September 2016
Camera Ready for Design Challenge Papers: 17 October 2016
Presenting at OzCHI: 29 November 2016


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Travel Scholarships

OzCHI24 is pleased to announce that we will once again be offering the three finalist teams travel scholarships to support them in attending and presenting at OzCHI, held this year in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. These scholarships are made possibly by the generous support of HFESA and OzCHI.