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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:
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!
Take a look at our Getting Started guide for step-by-step instructions that will take you through the whole registration process.
Ready to submit your project to the judges? Click the 'Submission' link next to the competition on your Team Page to get started!
Remember that in order to submit your project, you'll need to have checked both the Registered and Competing checkboxes. You also are required to assign at least one of your team members to the competition, by clicking the 'Assign Roles' link. Once you've done all that, you'll be able to click the 'Submission' link.
Give your project a short, memorable title and a brief description: what your project does, who it's intended for, and how it will work.
The User Experience Challenge asks for four different documents. You have your choice of a variety of image and presentation formats; choose the one that you're most comfortable with. To upload each of the required files, click 'Select' to choose a file, and then click 'Upload' to send it off to us.