Tuesday, August 18, 2009

FORUM NOKIA – USID Design Challenge2009

FORUM NOKIA – USID Design Challenge2009

Enrich the lives of the differently-abled,

Get rich!

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 you an opportunity to design an aid or a support system using the information and communication technologies (e.g. Mobile Applications, Devices, Services etc.) for the people with disabilities. Empower and Make life easier for the 10% of the world’s population – with a solution/ application that empower mobile devices and runs on finger tips. One that tips the odds in their favor by creating technologies that empower, enable and bring them equal with the rest of the world.


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.

The prizes will be awarded during the closing event of the USID 2009 which is being planned in September 2008.

The details and schedule for the closing event will be notified to all the winning teams through email/post. The Individual team can decide to collect the prizes themselves by attending the closing event of USID 2009 on their own expenses or can inform USID Foundation about their incapability to attend the closing event. In this case, USID Foundation will make some alternative arrangement of forwarding the prizes to the winning teams. By participating in the design challenge, you agree to be bound by the Official Rules, and the decisions of USID Foundation, which shall be final in all respects. All the entries shall receive participation certificates from the USID Foundation.


Registration: August 10th, 2009

Submission: August 30th, 2009

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


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


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

* Prototype

* 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)


The deliverables should be submitted as a single Zip file by 30th August, (6:00 PM GMT) to email ID: usid_designchallenge@usidfoundation.org .The file must be not larger than 10 Mb in size.


Individual or maximum 4 members


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.



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