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DESIGN CHALLENGE

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WINNERS

STUDENT NAME
  • Debabrata Malik
  • Kshitij Agrawal
  • Siddharth Chakraborty
  • Yamini Gupta
SELECTED FOR
  • Internship
  • Internship
  • Internship
  • Internship
  • Duration

    Dec 08 - Jan 15, 2021

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  • Registration Extended

    Register on Dec 30th between 11 AM - 5 PM

  • Upload your Solution

    Dec 30th. Deadline extended till Jan 15, 2021

THE THEME

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt across the world. Our daily lives have been disrupted, affecting us, our friends, families, workplaces, and communities. We have seen that the virus does not discriminate based on demographics or geographies. COVID-19 has changed what was ‘normal’ for us in many ways - whether it is how we work and collaborate or how we interact and connect with our friends, family, customers, partners and our communities.

As Microsoft, we are steadfast in our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. No one company is going to solve a challenge like this alone, and it’s going to take the private and public sectors working together to turn the tide on COVID-19.

One truth that brings comfort is just as this virus has no borders, its cure will have no borders. We are all in this together as a global community. The best way to get past this is to focus on what we can do each day to make a small difference. Each of us, wherever we are, has the opportunity to do the same – take action driven by hope, a small step that makes things a bit better.

THE GOAL

In these unprecedented times and an era of changed priorities and behaviors, there is an opportunity for us to redefine the way we look at things and arrive at meaningful solutions. As we embrace the world of new possibilities, there are sectors which are facing more challenges than others and have a need to adapt to the current situation faster. Through this challenge, we want you to identify a problem in the following areas and find a solution that uses digital technology to solve the identified problem:

  • Education and learning
  • Public health and healthcare
  • Transportation

FINAL SOLUTION

You need to demonstrate the ability to define the problem and the users crisply. You should show us how you have uncovered not only the user’s context but also their needs, aspirations, and motivations. Your problem area should be big enough to be impactful. The solution may be near-term and practical, or long term and blue sky. But the final idea must be innovative, technically feasible, and have a realistic chance of adoption if implemented. Your solution cannot be just a description of a concept. It needs to be tangible enough to be detailed, presented, discussed and evaluated.

WHAT MAKES AN IDEAL SOLUTION

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Problem Definition

Show us how you have uncovered not only the user’s context but also their needs, aspirations, and motivations.

Impactful Design

Your problem area should be big enough to be impactful. Your solution should be able to address all the aspects mentioned here.

Innovative & Feasible solution

Your solution cannot be just a description of a concept. It needs to be tangible enough to be detailed, presented, discussed and evaluated.



SOLUTION EVALUATION

Your entry will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Impact and scope of problem area.
  • Your understanding and definition of the problem and the stakeholders.
  • Breadth of exploration of solutions.
  • Innovativeness of final solution.
  • Level of details in final solution.
  • Quality of communication and presentation.

WHAT SHOULD MY SOLUTION COVER

  • A mandatory video (no more than 90secs) with an overview of your problem area and solution
  • A single file with the solution details in one of the following formats:
    • PDF no longer than 10 pages, or
    • PowerPoint presentation no longer than 10 slides
  • An optional video file detailing the concept (up to 3 mins, MP4 format, max 100MB), but not mandatory
  • File naming format: FirstnameLastname_ProjectName. E.g. JohnDoe_ProjectContoso
  • In case of multiple files, submit as a single zip file

Testimonials

TIMELINE

Remember these important dates

REGISTRATION EXTENDED

You must register as an Individual on Dec 30, 2020 before 5:00 PM IST to be able to participate in this challenge.

Register
Upload your work

UPLOAD YOUR SOLUTION

Design & Upload your solution before Jan 15, 2021. Remember, your solution cannot be just a description of a concept. It needs to be tangible enough to be detailed, presented, discussed and evaluated.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

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Winner announcement
Present your work

PRESENT YOUR WORK

The dates are yet to be decided.



QUESTIONS? WRITE TO US AT:

designchallenge@microsoft.com