2015 User Experience Challenge

2015 User Experience Challenge

Competition year

Active Dates (GMT):
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00 - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:59

Online Competition

Between the user and your code lies your user experience. What's the first thing that happens the first time a user launches your software? What about the next five minutes? The next hour? Can they use your software easily or is it too confusing? Can they find what they need? And how well can you utilize the user experience guidelines for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 in our new world of touch-centric devices?

For this challenge, your team will create three documents:

  • For the Games competition, a set of Storyboards that walk through the intended gameplay and game experience.
  • For the World Citizenship and Innovation competitions, a hero scenario user flow diagram showing how your user will experience the most important functionality of your project.
  • An information architecture diagram showing how the core menu screens of your project connect to each other and what key user tasks are accomplished on each screen. If your project is a game, this diagram should cover the front end menus screens of your game as well as major screens accessible during gameplay such as a pause or options screen.
  • Two low-fidelity wireframes demonstrating two sample screens from your project, both of which should also appear in your information architecture diagram. If your project is a game, one wireframe should be from your front end menus and one should represent your core gameplay and in-game UI.
  • One high-fidelity visual target image showing an important screen from your wireframes, created at production quality. If your project is a game, this visual target should visualize your core gameplay.

Creating these documents will help you better plan your project and ensure you are not overlooking important features, while also giving you a clear visual target for your whole project to live up to.

Choose one of our three competition categories: Games, Innovation, or World Citizenship. The winning team in each category will receive $3,000 (US). Ten runners-up in each category will receive a certificate of achievement and an exclusive Imagine Cup lapel pin to show the world you're among the best.

UX is the secret sauce that elevates everything you do with your project. Do it right, make it great, and unlock your project's full potential!

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