IDEATE is a two-day virtual designathon filled with awesome speakers, workshops, and a design challenge to explore how design and innovation interact. Ideate aims to observe how design thinking can be applied across fields, and is open to design aficionados, curious newcomers, and everyone in between! Participants will create design prototypes of digital solutions to the track they choose with no coding required.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$2,400 in prizes

Inequality Track Best Beginner Project

$400 towards a charity organization of your choice.

Inequality Track Best Experienced Project

$400 towards a charity organization of your choice.

Health Track Best Beginner Project

$400 towards a charity organization of your choice.

Health Track Best Experienced Project

$400 towards a charity organization of your choice.

Education Track Best Beginner Project

$400 towards a charity organization of your choice.

Education Track Best Experienced Project

$400 towards a charity organization of your choice.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Students must be currently enrolled in a university
  • Teams must be <= 4 students

Requirements

Submission Deliverables For All Teams:
  • A max. 3-min video demo explaining your team's prototype
    • Include a link to your Figma prototype with your DevPost submission
  • Answers to these 2 questions with your DevPost submission:
    • Describe the problem your solution addresses? (150 word limit)
    • Why did you pick this solution and how does it address the problem? (150 word limit)
For Beginner Teams:
  • Low/medium-fidelity (visual design not included) prototype of 1 flow (~3 to 5 screens or more)
  • 1 high-fidelity screen to demonstrate visual design
    • Incorporate this screen into your prototype
For Advanced Teams
  • High-fidelity prototype (visual design included) of 2-3 flows (~6 to 15 screens or more)

Judges

Melvin Hines

Shreya Shankar

Shreya Shankar

Whitney Robinson

Bahaar Rokhva

Bahaar Rokhva

Jamal Cromity

Sanjana Galgalikar

Erin McCue

Erin McCue

Kait Gaiss

Kait Gaiss

Queenie Wu

Queenie Wu

Valery Zanimanski

Ida Strom

Akshara Anand

Akshara Anand

Vicki Lu

Michelle Zhang

Sam Chan

Maggie Pan

Akshara Anand

Mary Jiang

Megan Woodruff

Judging Criteria

  • User Research
    Does the solution address a target audience & their needs?
  • Ideation
    How original, innovative and scalable is the concept of the solution?
  • User Experience
    Is the prototype / wireframes usable and intuitive? Can the information be easily interpreted?
  • Visual Design
    Is visual design used in a thoughtful and meaningful way? How consistent is the design across the app?

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