Forum Nokia - USID Design Challenge 2009

7 Aug 2009 - 2:03am
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USID Foundation
2008

Hi All,

*We have received some queries regarding the scope of Forum Nokia Design
Challenge 2009, we would like to clarify that we design solution/ aids shall
not only be limited to the Mobile phone application but could be **a
product, applications, solutions including mobile devices/applications,
computing, learning & Information aids and Health & safety etc.using the
information and communication technologies*. *So think creative and
big to empower
and make life easier for the 10% of the world's population through
technology.*

We are looking forward to the participation from all of you.

*Please remember last date for registration is 10th August, 2009.*
Regards
USID Design Challenge Team

*USID2009*

*Forum Nokia – USID Design Challenge 2009*

*Enrich the lives of the differently-abled,
Get rich!*

There are at least 650 million people with disabilities worldwide which is
about 10% of the total population of the world.#

*Do you think you can create a difference to the world with your ideas? Then
how about enabling 650 million disabled people?*

Forum Nokia-USID Design Challenge 2009 gives opportunity to the
design/technology professionals and students to Empower and make life easier
for the 10% of the world’s population by *designing an aid or a support
system (e.g. product, applications, solutions including mobile
devices/applications, computing, learning & Information aids and Health &
safety etc.) using the information and communication technologies. ***

*PRIZES*

Prizes as per the following will be awarded to the best three entries:

1st Prize: Rs. 50,000/-*

2nd Prize: Rs. 30,000/-*

3rd Prize: Rs. 20,000/-*

* *

**Tax will be deducted as per the Income Tax regulations of Govt. of India.*

*IMPORTANT DATES*

*Registration:* July 24th, 2009

*Submission:* August 30th, 2009

For registration send email to usid_designchallenge at usidfoundation.org with
your name and institution/organization.

*ENTRIES SUBMISSION PROVISIONS*

The teams must submit their deliverables as mentioned below. Incomplete
entries will not be taken into consideration.

*DELIVERABLES*

1. Design Concept Poster ( PDF A3 ), including the following
- Theme Title, Teams details, Institution / organization details
- The problem statement you have taken
- A concise description of the proposed solution
- Clear illustrations of key aspects of your proposed solution
- Compelling, effective visual design
- Acknowledgement of any assistance drawn from outside the student
team (advisors, faculty, domain experts, existing solutions, users, etc.)
2. Design Solution Storyboard (PDF, PPS) (if require to explain the
concept)
3. Interactive Prototype showing the concept (Optional)

*HOW TO SUBMIT ONLINE*

The deliverables should be submitted as a single Zip file by 16 August,
(6:00 PM GMT) to email ID: usid_designchallenge at usidfoundation.org .The file
must be not larger than 10 Mb in size.

*TEAM SIZE*

Individual or maximum 4 members

*JURY AND SELECTION CRITERIA*

The entries will be judged by a jury composed of members from (eminent
design, technology and User Experience and accessibility professionals) from
industry & academia. The Jury will choose three winners who will be awarded
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranks. Each entry will be judged based on the Creativity,
Ingenuity, Innovation, Feasibility, Impact & User Experience and Feasibility
of implementation.

Disclaimer: This competition shall not constitute a commitment or create a
joint venture, partnership, agency or other media or business relationship
between the participants and the organizers or judging companies of this
competition. This competition shall not either be understood to grant to any
participant whether expressly or by implication any ownership, rights or
license to any intellectual property rights of any of the organizers,
judging companies and vice versa. None of the Information which may be
disclosed or exchanged by the parties shall constitute any representation,
warranty, assurance, guarantee or other inducement by any party to any other
of any kind, and, in particular, with respect to the infringement of any
trademarks, patents, copyrights or any other intellectual property rights,
or other rights of either party.

# United Nations Development Program (UNDP statistics)
http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/facts.shtml

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