|Category||Idea Competition / Open to Students|
|Type||International, Idea, Students, Two-Stage, Onymous|
|RegDeadline||29 July 2010 GoogleCal iCal|
|26 November 2010 GoogleCal|
The INDEX: Design Challenge continues the legacy of the INDEX:|AIGA Aspen Design Challenge, in which hundreds of students from six continents participated. The theme of this second contest is Designing for Education.
This year’s challenge is a partnership between INDEX: Design to Improve Life, a Denmarkbased nonprofit organization promoting the application of design and design processes to improve important areas of people’s lives worldwide, and UNICEF, the globally recognized organization that advocates for the rights of children all across the world.
The theme of this year’s challenge is Designing for Education, a call for design and businessstudents as well as cross-disciplinary student teams to develop design solutions that improve education and the educational environment in developing regions.
The objective is first and foremost to encourage students from around the world to apply their design skills to global challenges. An additional objective is to teach students about the various processes needed to bring their designs to market, since that is, of course, a precondition for the designs to make an actual difference.
UNICEF has many years of experience working with children in developing countries, and it has pinpointed five challenges that are very relevant to fulfilling the MDGs as well as appropriate for various design disciplines. UNICEF will supply participating students with facts and figures on impact, geographical spread, scale, existing solutions, possible side effects, and other relevant data pertaining to the five cases so that students’ solutions can be as realistic as possible.
The INDEX: Design Challenge has three subthemes, combined with an open challenge: Improved Education Facilities, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Gender Parity in Education.
Not yet announced
The jury meeting in Copenhagen: December 2010
Workshop for the finalists in Copenhagen, followed by an award ceremony: February 2011
INDEX: and UNICEF