August 7, 2015

Design Challenge


Program Description


Quick Facts

      1. Important dates:
        • Deadline for Proposal Submission : ​18 December 2015
        • Notification of acceptance : ​18 January 2016
        • Revised Proposal Submission : ​12 February 2016
        • Registration Deadline : ​29 February 2016
        • Design Challenge Competition : ​13-­15 April 2016
      2. Two rounds : ​Proposal Submission and Design Challenge Competition​.
      3. Submit proposal to CHIuXiD 2016 Easy Chair
      4. Submission details. Proposal Submission includes:
          Extended Abstract (6 pages)
          A 2-min video
          Poster (1 page of A3 paper size)
      5. IDR 6 million and IDR 4 million prizes for 1st and 2nd Winners (total amount of IDR 20 million – subject to tax).
      6. Selection criteria: juried
      7. Certificate of participation for all teams whose proposals are accepted in the first round and participated actively.
      8. Selected Extended Abstracts will appear in the CHIuXiD 2016 conference proceeding.

About Design Challenge Competition

Design Challenge is a venue where students, academics, and professionals from a variety of design and technology backgrounds (HCI, UX, industrial design, product design, visual design, interaction design etc.) demonstrate their problem solving and design skills in an international design competition against each other to solve a socio-cultural issue.

The design challenge will provide CHIuXiD 2016 attendees with refreshing perspectives on how design teams from different disciplines and different Asia Pacific region approach a common design problem. It will also give a chance to meet future professionals working in similar area, and provide competition participants with an opportunity to network with HCI and Design professionals.

Important Dates

      1. Deadline for Proposal Submission : ​18 December 2015
      2. Notification of acceptance : ​18 January 2016
      3. Revised Proposal Submission : ​12 February 2016
      4. Registration Deadline : ​29 February 2016
      5. Design Challenge Competition : ​13-­15 April 2016

Design Problem

The 2016 Design Challenge brings up big theme Smart City as the design problem. A smart city (also smarter city) uses digital technologies or information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance quality and performance of urban services, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens. The proposed solutions are targeted to address specific problems related to smart city development and management, especially in the Developing Countries, such as:

  • Governance:
    • e-Governance
    • citizen participation
  • Energy:
    • electricity management / supply
  • Building management
    • housing
    • shopping center
    • park
    • green building
  • Environment
    • renewable energy
    • water management
    • waste management
    • sanitation
    • pollution
  • Infrastructure
    • highway management
    • parking management
    • IT connectivity
  • Transportation
    • traffic management
    • integrated public transportation information system
  • Healthcare
    • healthcare management
    • health insurance
    • medical monitoring
  • Education
    • distance education
    • skill development center
  • Safety and security of citizens, particularly for women, children and the elderly

Round 1 : Proposal Submission

  1. Design Team. Pick your best team members. At least two, but no more than three people per team. A participant cannot be part of multiple teams.
  2. Design Problem. The design problem for this year challenge is “Smart City”.
  3. Design Proposal. Propose some ideas of an interactive technology-based design solution to solve certain city problem in developing countries. It can be in any forms of interactive products, such as applications, products, systems, services, etc and address the selection criteria.
  4. Design Deliverable. Create a 2-minute video, an extended abstract, and a poster to describe your ideas.
  • Extended Abstract Format. Each team will submit a non-anonymized paper (6 pages maximum) written in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format for Microsoft Word (2016) summarizing their design solution to the selected problem. It is also describe how their approach is suitable to solve the problem under criteria mentioned below (see Selection Criteria sub section). Selected Extended Abstracts will appear in the CHIuXiD 2016 conference proceeding.
  1. Video Format. Create a 2-minute video containing specific city problem you want to solve and brief overview of your proposed solution. You don’t need to show technical detail of your proposed solution. The video should describe your chosen problem and emphasize the uniqueness and creativity of your proposed ideas. Upload the video to Youtube as a private video, share it with the Design Challenge Chairs, and add tags: #designchallenge, #chiuxid2016, and #chiuxid.
  2. Poster Format. The poster design should be reduced to one standard A3 page in size and submitted in PDF format and the file must be no larger than 6 Mb in size. A link to your video should be included in the poster.
  3. Proposal Submission. The extended abstract and poster must be compressed into a zip file and uploaded to the CHIuXiD 2016 Easy Chair. All contents should be in English since the reviewers may come from countries other than Indonesia.
  4. Deadline of the proposal submission is 18 December 2015 – (23:59 WIB – Western Indonesian Time).
  5. A notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent to each team by 18 January 2016.
  6. Reviews. The teams whose proposal got accepted have addressed the reviews and sent an updated deliverables by 12 February 2016.

Round 2 : Design Challenge Competition

  1. Design Challenge Invitation. The teams whose proposals got accepted are invited to participate in the Design Challenge Competition.
  2. The teams must register by 29 February 2016 to secure their entries in the challenge.The registration fee include the design challenge competition and 3-day CHIuXiD 2016 conference fee.
  3. Design Challenge Competition. The competition will be held on the 13 – 15 April 2016 at the Hotel Millenium, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  4. Final Submission. Each team must submit a max 4-minutes video, an A1-size printed poster, and a prototype to the committee before conference started on 13 April 2016.
  5. Review Process. The videos, posters and prototypes will be exhibited at the CHIuXiD 2016 conference from 13 to 14 April 2016 for the audience to vote and a panel of international judges to assess.
  6. Selection. Based on the results of the panel assessment, four teams will be chosen to present their design solutions at the conference. Two winners will be selected from these four nominated teams.
  7. The prize award ceremony will be conducted during closing ceremony of the CHIuXiD 2016 conference.

Selection Criteria

  1. Ability to design and develop an interactive product, application, service, or systems using technology to tackle city problems in developing countries.
  2. Ability to create design solutions that can empower people in a unique way and let them express in their own colours and needs.
  3. Ability to answer the following questions:
  • Does the solution solve a real problem of a real user group?
  • Is the user group disconnected from current technologies?
  • Does the solution use technology in a unique and creative way to solve the problem?
  • Were relevant prior works properly cited?
  • Were analysis, synthesis, design and evaluation sufficient and systematic?
  • Was the fidelity of the prototypes sufficient to demonstrate the ideas?
  • Was the solution well-presented?

Past Design Challenge Competition

Comment from CHIuXiD 2015 Design Challenge participant

Joining the CHIuXiD 2015 design challenge was an unforgettable experience. We've got so many experience, friends, and memories. We learnt and experienced how to give a presentation in English in front of experts, which we had never been done before. Because of that, I built more confidence in speaking in English, so I succeeded in getting a scholarship from the University of Science and Technology, South Korea. It was great to have international experts commented on our design concepts and prototypes. We could add a new perspective while designing a system. We learnt not only to see the functionality of a product, but also look holistically the design of the product that we tried to build. We might not win the competition, but we won a one step forward to success and we could develop ourselves to become better and better.Moreover, we also got a chance to attend the whole CHIuXiD 2015 conference where we could also learn from the experts about their knowledge or presentation technique.

-- Marcella Astrid

CHIuXiD 2015 Design Challenge Participant from Multimedia Nusantara University

Graduate Student of University of Science and Technology, South Korea

Design Challenge Chairs

Board of Design Challenge Reviewers

  1. Alvi Syahrina, Indonesia
  2. Andrea Castello Branco Judice, Multimedia and Internet Core Lab, University of Brasilia, Brazil
  3. Angeline Mayasari, Swinburne University, Australia
  4. Bayu Bagja Ferdian, Social Endorser, Indonesia
  5. Ceicalia Tesavrita, Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR), Indonesia
  6. Christine Pheeney, Australia
  7. David Boy Tonara, Ciputra University, Indonesia
  8. Dr Norbayah Mohd Suki, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
  9. Thedy Yogasara, Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR), Indonesia
  10. Ellya Zulaikha, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology
  11. Hanif Bahairn, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
  12. Joshua Newn, Melbourne University, Australia
  13. Masitah Ghazali, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  14. Michelle Tan, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  15. Mira Sabariah, Telkom University, Indonesia
  16. Rahmad Dawood, Universitas Syiah Kuala Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  17. Sartika Kurniali, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia
  18. Stevanus Wisnu Wijaya, Sanata Dharma University, Indonesia
  19. Taylor Ling, Snappymob, Malaysia
  20. Yohannes Kurniawan, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia

Board of Design Challenge Mentors

  1. Adi Tedjasaputra, UX Indonesia, Australia/Indonesia
  2. Auzi Asfarian, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
  3. Eunice Sari, UX Indonesia & The University of Western Australia, Australia/Indonesia
  4. Yohannes Kurniawan, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia


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