Competitors need to submit a process book documenting a project they have undertaken that exemplifies excellence in interaction design. Stage 1 submissions will lead to 5 finalists who will move on to Stage 2.
What is a “process book”?
- Documents a project from beginning to end.
- Why this project?
- Who is it for?
- How ideas were generated, evaluated and refined?
- Final design communication
- How the student outlines their project is part of the judging criteria in how they represent their focus and articulate interaction design practice.
- Submissions are due by 31-Dec (11:59pm US/Pacific Standard Time)
- Only 1 submission per person (This also applies if you are also submitting as the primary representative of a group.)
- Groups and individuals can submit work, but only 1 person per group will be allowed to compete during the Stage 2 of the competition.
- All submissions are final. There will be no opportunity for amendment or resubmission. [Amendment: Submissions made prior to 26-Nov can be resubmitted.]
- Submissions are made by providing a URL where your submission can be downloaded from. Please do not require registration or passwords for viewing/downloading.
- All process books need to be submitted in PDF format (or otherwise retrievable in that format). No other format will be accepted.
- Books should be standard Letter or A4 format (your choice of orientation: portrait or landscape), between 10-15 pages.
- Book submissions cannot exceed 50mb of disk storage space. (.ZIP files will not be accepted)
- Feel free to include as much graphical material as is appropriate.
- Supporting video material can also be posted to a public video sharing site such as Vimeo or YouTube. Please be sure that videos are standard definition or better. Use these guidelines to help size your videos.
- Supporting videos cannot exceed more than 10 minutes total viewing duration. (IxDA is not responsible for service provider issues in regards to video access & viewing quality at time of review.)
- URLs to supporting videos should be embedded inside the process book as an appendix page.
Design Quality – 75%
Innovation: Does the presented work contribute new knowledge to the community?
Instrumental quality: Is the presented work useful, relevant and efficient for its users? Does it reflect inclusiveness? Does it support human communication?
Aesthetic quality: Does the presented work contribute to the community’s sense of appropriate aesthetic expression in the digital materials?
Ethical quality: Is the presented work beneficial (or at least defensible) from an ideological, societal or moral standpoint? Does it add to our understanding of how to form a sustainable soceity?
Groundedness: Are the key design decisions clearly indicated? Are the grounds for those decisions clearly accounted for?
Impact: What potential for significant effect in the world does the project have or has had?
Clarity: Presentation, layout, and graphics clearly communicate core concepts.
Story: The student tells a story with their work and their final offering.
Process Book Quality – 25%
Visual Presentation: legibility, aesthetics, clarity, ease of use
Content Organization: Order, and hierarchy
Content Relevance: narrative style, supported in literature (references)
Content Completeness: All aspects of design process fully articulated
(e.g. methods, process, iterations, design decisions)