We're pleased to announce four finalists who will participate in the second-annual Student Competition onsite in Boulder:
See you in Boulder!
The competition brings forward exceptional and engaged undergraduate and graduate students in both critical thinking and hands-on experience over the course of the conference. It's an opportunity to present work in a way that shows, rather than tells, and a unique opportunity for students who may be seeking to connect with new colleagues, potential employers, funders, or new networks.
This year's focus is based on the concept of "Use, not own." Great interactions can connect people to create opportunities for experiences that outweigh the "joy" of ownership. How can we reduce our environmental footprint by sharing products or services? Students selected by the team of mentors have been invited to the conference where they'll compete on the remainder of the competition.
With these goals in mind, students can be certain the competition will be highly competitive, providing a place to consider innovative solutions. One can inform thesis work, engage in critical discussion, or look to it as a platform for exploration. Beyond intangible benefits, the competition will have rewards for the finalists from the competition sponsors.
Students selected by the team of mentors will be invited to the conference where
they'll compete on the remainder of the competition. Prior to the competition at the
conference, finalists will receive a brief. This brief will further describe the
challenge and include details and background research on the target audience. At the
conference, students will work up an experience prototype of their ideas. They can
choose methods — impromptu workshops, cardboard/paper prototypes, role playing,
photographs, sketches, storyboards, and more. Students and mentors will be interviewed
and work shown via video during the conference for those not attending.
Liz Danzico, co-chair
Andy Polaine, co-chair
Special thanks to our sponsors, who have generously supported the IxDA and our annual conference.
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