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UX Challenge for students

A unique chance to put in practice the main methodologies of service design and UX to real products and services, along with companies and UX professionals.

UX Challenge for students

Applications for Solvers are closed

The Challenge takes place from 12 February to 19 February 2024

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What is the UX Challenge?

A five-day Design Sprint during which you will analize, evaluate and re-design the User eXperience of digital products and services brought by companies from Trentino. Students and young professionals will form groups and work with UX expert mentors to improve the capability of apps and software to meet users’ needs and expectations.

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How does it work?

Each team of solver will be assigned one digital product/service to work on. Over the two days, teams will utilize user reasearch and UX design techniques, also involving selected end users via the Smartcrowds.net channel. After having understood products’s value proposition, teams will first focus on its pain points; after that they will explore unserved needs; they will then identify suggestion for improvement of the usability, and design new interface mockups.

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Why should I participate?

Because you’ll get to know other students and professionals passionate of digital interaction; you will apply the leading UX design and service design methodologies to real products; you’ll have a chance to challenge your UX design skills, learning from mentors, and being noticed by the participanting companies. Last but not least the Challenge will be good fun and you may win one year of professional membership at the Interaction Design Foundation online design school.

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Who can participate?

All students attending the University of Trento (Ph.D. included) can apply as a solver, students attending TAG – Trento Alta Formazione of Istituto Pavoniano Artigianelli per le Arti Grafiche and alumni from both mentioned institutions can apply, provided that graduation occurred within the past 18 months. A commission appointed by HIT will select the solvers.
Selection criteria are illustrated in the selection Notice.

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The Challenge takes place from 12 to 19 February 2024

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