Interaction10 Global Student Competition

Stage 1: Process Books & Supporting Media

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.

Submission information

  • 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.

Judging criteria:

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)