The topic of the competition is tied to the application of a particular material in design. That material is leather . The actual material needs to be part of the proposed concept or pattern – or the context of use of the concept should be such that it connects the concept to leather.
Moreover, linking the designs with the conference themes – fun, fast, foundational – would be an additional merit for the entries.
The competition follows a two-phase process:
• First, the student teams shall submit a short max 6-page paper in extended abstracts format. A panel of experts will evaluate the submissions and a maximum of five teams will be selected to the finals at the NordiCHI 2014 conference.
• Second, the finalists will give an oral presentation to a panel of Competition Judges and NordiCHI 2014 conference attendees and display their project outcomes in a demo session. The judges will rank the entries and identify the winner of the competition.
There is no entry fee . Eligibility Submissions are invited worldwide from all students at all stages of their university careers, from undergraduate to postgraduate.
While not a requirement, it is encouraged that the teams put forward a cross-disciplinary multinational team. The teams must consist of at least two, but no more than four students. There is no limit to the number of teams that may compete from any given University or organization. Prize The top three entries earn a Certificate of Recognition. The winning entry will be recognized during the NordiCHI 2014 conference and will receive a special award at the conference. Attendance at the NordiCHI 2014 conference is mandatory for the finalists.
The conference will be held in Helsinki , Finland ( October 26th-30th 2014 ).