Apply to SDC 19
- 29 October – Submissions Open
- 9 December – Extended Submissions Deadline
- 17 December – Finalists announced
- 5-8 February – Finalists at Interaction 19
- 8 February – Winner Announced
Who is Eligible
The Student Design Charette embraces a broad definition of what it means to be a student. You may be in an undergraduate or graduate student in a degree program. You may be pursuing a private or online course. Or you may be part of an internship program in a studio or company. Or you might be a practitioner looking to transfer skills from a related field.
What we want out of participants is a hunger to expand your interaction design skill set and a willingness to collaborate and learn with others.
Only individual applications are considered.
How to Apply
Apply to participate in SDC19 here. Your submission will include two elements, a video and your portfolio.
A video, 2 minutes or less in length, should be submitted. We encourage a custom video for Student Design Charette submissions, although elements from any previous work can be reused. The judges look for interaction design ability and how applicants communicate their thinking on the theme, rather than examining any design work done to create solutions around the theme.
The video must include:
- A little about you and your background
- Your perspective about how you’d approach the design challenge
- Why should you be chosen to participate in SDC19
- Examples (Skills, Ideas, Previous Projects, Team, Passion about the problem space)
We ask for examples of creative craft and ability to make an impact in the world through design. We are looking for personality and perspective, and what you are passionate about! Team projects are welcome, but we ask applicants to let us know their role on the team.
A PDF or web link should show projects demonstrating:
- Challenge/Opportunity space explored
- Role(s) played in team projects
- Examples of Creative Process
- Final Outcomes
Becoming a finalist
Our panel of judges will review each entry and select the most promising submissions. Finalists will receive a scholarship to attend Interaction 19 in Seattle, including:
- Travel & Accommodation (shared) in Seattle from 5-8 Feb
- Complimentary student registration at the conference
- Mentorship and support during prototyping and iteration at the conference
- A chance to meet and showcase your work in front of the best interaction designers in the world
- Daniel Harvey, Head of Product Design & Brand at The Dots, London
- Jane Vita, Studio Design Director & Lead Service Designer at Digitalist, Vancouver
Sponsors, Microsoft Design
- Margaret Price, Principal Design Strategist
- Tiffany Chen, UX Designer Microsoft
- John Porter, UX Designer Microsoft