OzCHI 24 hour challenge

6 Sep 2009 - 8:45am
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Steve Baty

IxDA is proudly supporting a student design challenge as part of the OzCHI
09 conference <http://www.ozchi.org/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page>, being
held in Melbourne in November.

Here's some information on the challenge:
24 Hour Design Challenge

The OZCHI conference student design challenge is a great opportunity for
students from around the world to win a travel scholarship to Melbourne,
Australia, and attend an international conference about interaction design
to meet peers, academics, and professionals from the field.

In line with the conference theme "Design: Open 24/7" the challenge is
organised as two separate 24 hour events:
Online Challenge

The first 24-hour event takes place online on 12-13 September 2009, starting
at 8am (AEST). Teams of 2-5 students from around the world are invited to
develop a solution for a state-of-the-art research problem requiring
interaction design and HCI skills. Submission will be judged by a panel of
international experts (see below). Top entries will be published in the
official conference proceedings. The winning team will be awarded a travel
scholarship for attending OZCHI in Melbourne, to (partly) cover travel,
accommodation and/or conference registration.
Conference Challenge

The second 24-hour event will take place at the OZCHI conference, in
Melbourne, on 23-24 November 2009. All students registered for the
conference are invited to participate in this challenge. Teams will have 24
hours to develop an application based on mobile and ubiquitous computing
technologies and designed for the local context - the City of Melbourne.
Teams will also receive mentoring support from experts and professionals in
the field. Submissions will be exhibited during the conference. The top
three entries from this round will earn a Certificate of Recognition and
prizes sponsored by our industry partners.

More information can be found at the 24 Hour Challenge Web site:
The competition is open to students from around the world.


Steve Baty
Director, Communications

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