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About the challenge

March 4, 2016: winners announced!

First place:
KOHZY KOH AND SONG LEE: WRISTGUARD, A SMART GLOVE FOR SANITATION WORKER SAFETY

Second place:
MICHAEL-OWEN LISTON: SMS CHATBOTS FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Third place:
EVGENY KIVERIN AND ANNA LIFANOVA: COEXPLORER, AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DRIVEN TOOL FOR LEARNING AND EDUCATION

Fourth place:
SWIN JUNE TURK AND DEBARATI RAKSHIT: TACTILUS, A SMART TATTOO FOR PERSONAL SAFETY

Congratulations finalists. We were very inspired by your work, and we hope you got as much out of this as we did in working with you. Thank you also to SapientNitro for sponsoring and to Futurice for being our host studio in Helsinki. Until next year in New York!

— Ana Domb, Nick Remis and Noel Franus
IxDA SDC Chairs

 

Previously…

We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2016 IxDA Student Design Challenge, sponsored by SapientNitro. Seven students from around the world will join us in Helsinki to compete by prototyping their solutions as part of the interaction16 Conference, March 1-4, 2016.

Our brief: design The Future We Deserve. Here are the finalists. Check out their submission videos and cheer them on.

EVGENY KIVERIN AND ANNA LIFANOVA: COEXPLORER, AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DRIVEN TOOL FOR LEARNING AND EDUCATION

Bremen, Germany. University of the Arts, Bremen.

Education administers the same program for everybody. But what if we took a personal approach to all students, transforming the learning curve, tailoring it to their needs, hobbies, and passions?”

Video: https://vimeo.com/149752528

Congratulate them on twitter: @ekiverin, @sesergeeva

 

KOHZY KOH AND SONG LEE: WRISTGUARD, A SMART GLOVE FOR SANITATION WORKER SAFETY

New York, USA. School of Visual Arts, New York.

“As we think about the ‘future we deserve’ it is important to us that we remember the invisible people that keep public services running, and we design the future that they too deserve.”

Video: https://vimeo.com/150091354

Congratulate them on twitter: @kohzy, @luckysonglee

MICHAEL-OWEN LISTON: SMS CHATBOTS FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Toronto, Canada. Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark.

“What if you could text your city a question? How might we leverage the potential of conversational, network agents, to engage and empower people in their communities?”

Video: https://vimeo.com/150151588

Congratulate him on twitter: @antlersanchors

 

SWIN JUNE TURK AND DEBARATI RAKSHIT: TACTILUS, A SMART TATTOO FOR PERSONAL SAFETY

Milan, Italy. Domus Academy, Milan.

“What if we can imagine a different dimension of expressing oneself when it is needed the most?”

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnJ_e1AXClw

Congratulate them on twitter: @swinjuneturk, @debaratirakshi3

 

Next steps: prototyping + winner announced March 4.

This March our finalists will join us for a masterclass in Helsinki, followed by self-directed research, design and prototyping time and a presentation before all interaction16 conference-goers on the final morning of the conference. The winning project will be announced as part of the Interaction Awards on the closing night of the conference Friday March 4.

The winning participant(s) will receive an enviable amount of press, along with free software and complimentary passes to workshops and conferences around the globe.

Follow their progress leading up to this final stage via Twitter: https://twitter.com/IxDASDC and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ixdasdc/.

 

A global competition

This year’s IxDA Student Design Challenge reflects the growing diversity of design education and practice: we received 66 entries from more than 100 students around the globe, representing 13 countries. Our jury of 12 accomplished designers and design educators — themselves representing 6 countries — reviewed the submissions. Although this is our second-best response in the seven-year history of the challenge, we look forward to more participation from more students across the globe next year.

 

Press inquiries and professional opportunities

These students represent the best of the next generation of design—specifically in the fields of interaction design, product design and service design. Hire them. Promote their work. We encourage prospective employers and members of the press to reach out and contact finalists with queries and professional opportunities. Twitter handles are listed above.

2014 competitors on stage in Amsterdam

Why compete?

Free Trip

to Interaction16 in Helsinki

Demonstrate

your skills in front of 900 IxD pros

Learn

from amazing mentors

This year's theme

The Future We Deserve

Our SapientNitro brief encouraged students to envision The Future We Deserve (#futurewedeserve) and design the next generation of public services. We asked for adventurous thinking: each day of our lives, we depend on services — from buses to traffic systems, sanitation to healthcare — to survive and thrive in the places we live. What would five years look like, if you could shape public services by tapping the opportunities we have at our disposal today that we wouldn’t have been able to achieve in the past?

Participants must have been currently enrolled in or have graduated in 2015 from a program in interaction design or a related design field.

See the Brief

Prizes

Our panel of judges will award the most promising finalists a scholarship to attend Interaction16 in Helsinki, including:

  • Travel & Accommodation to Helsinki, Finland
  • Complimentary student registration at the conference
  • Registration for a dynamic master class, held before the conference, to address these design challenges


Additional prizes will awarded on site to the top finalist. Past years prize packs have included tools, subscriptions to creative services, resources to launch your career, and an envious amount of design books.

Qualifications

The Challenge is open to both graduates and undergraduates. Participants may submit individually or as a pair.

Participants must be currently enrolled in or have graduated in 2015 from a program in interaction design or a related design field.

 

Chairs

Noel

Noel Franus

Experience Design Consultant. Founder/Executive Director at P.ink.

Nick Remis

Service Experience Designer at
Adaptive Path

Ana Domb

Director, Interaction Design Program at Universidad Veritas

Jury

Daniel Harvey

Experience Design Director at SapientNitro

Dianna Miller

Professor of Practice, Industrial and Interaction Design at Syracuse University

Simona Maschi

Head of Programme,
Co-Founder, and CEO at CIID

Stuart Candy

Director of Situation Lab at OCAD University

Nathalie Collins

Senior Design Lead at IDEO.org

Mariana Salgado

Postdoctoral Researcher at Aalto University

Ratna Desai

UX Lead & Manager at Google Express

Anel Muller

AdaptivePath.org Lead at Adaptive Path

Matt Walsh

Founder and Chief Experience Officer at Green Stone

Eilidh Dickson

Head of U.S. Ventures at CIID