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About

Introduction and Problem-setting:

‘The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The 17 SDGs are integrated—they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Countries have committed to prioritize progress for those who're furthest behind. The SDGs are designed to end poverty, hunger, AIDS, and discrimination against women and girls.
The creativity, knowhow, technology and financial resources from all of society is necessary to achieve the SDGs in every context’ (Ref 1)

‘At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests’. (Ref 2)

Ref 1: https://www.undp.org/sustainable-development-goals
Ref 2: https://SDGs.un.org/goals


The D’Source-DIC, BHU SDGs Design Challenge (DDSDC) as an initiative:

We are ever grateful to the United Nations for conceiving of the Sustainable Development Goals as a means to make our planet a better place to live.

Against this broad, reflective context we need you to brainstorm and look for opportunities where design can now make a difference.

We welcome you to this D'source-DIC,BHU SDGs Design Challenge in seeking creative, innovative, out-of-the-box solutions.

We encourage you to follow a design process in solving the given problem with the steps of understanding the problem, analysis and ideation (the act of coming up with several concepts) resulting in a final solution. This is with the intention that your solutions are based on sound judgment. We request you to seek guidance from your faculty and professionals in the process of solving the problem. (If you need to do user research, do restrict it to online feedback and discussions).

To this effect, ten design problem areas have been identified. You may choose to work on one or more than one area. You also have a choice of working on a problem that you have identified.


 

Participation

Who can participate:

This  SDGs design challenge is primarily open to students and recent graduates/young designers. You may work as individuals or work as collaborative groups. As outlined earlier, students are encouraged to follow a design process in solving the problem, as well as seek guidance from faculty and professionals.

For the present until the Corona period continues, the SDGs Design Challenge/competition will remain a strictly online affair.

This design challenge is open to participants from around the world.


 

Accolades

The winning entries will be felicitated as below:

Winning entries will be published in three formats: (a) published online, (b) printed as a book and (c) displayed in a travelling exhibition (when we have a respite from the Corona pandemic) giving full credits to you, your team and your institution.
The winning entries will also be made available for free to download and use as part of the open design initiative. We will promote this initiative through the traditional as well as new medias. This is with the sincere hope that the winning designs will find use in these trying circumstances.

Each of the winning participants will be given the certificate of winning the ‘D’source-DIC BHU SDGs Design Challenge Merit Award' along with a medal for ‘Design Contribution’ and will also receive a copy of the book.


 

Schedule

Submission and Dates:
The first cut-off date for submission: 30th April, 2022
The first announcement of results: 31st May, 2022

Submission of entries with design solutions need to follow the prescribed format (given below).

The selection will be done on an ongoing, continuous basis by a panel of experts. Hence, please submit your designs as early as possible. There is no limit to the number of winning entries.


 

Problem Areas

List of SDG Goals:
Out of the 17 SDG Goals, the following first eight SDG Goals selected for this challenge. You can choose any one of these or more than one to work on for your solutions.



List of problem Areas to solve:

 


 

Details & Submissions


DDSDC -1 - Communication Design

Design Challenge:
Creating Awareness Campaign for one of the first 8 SDGs
Creative and innovative solutions for creating awareness about any one of the first 8 SDGs and promoting ways to make our planet a better place to live.
- it could be about ways to reduce Poverty and Hunger or creating awareness about issues connected with Health and Well-being or about ways to bring in quality Education, Gender Equality or concerning supply of clean water and sustainable energy
- the solution should be done such that the message is clearly noticeable and easily understood
- these could be a set of posters or social media visuals or an e-book
- as suited to different media, age groups and literacy levels
- it could be using different medias (set of posters, or a book, or a video)
- it could be traditional as well as modern

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the solution as a set of posters, or a book, or a video.
In addition, you can include a write-up of around 300 words explaining the final solution as well as the design process followed.

Posters:
Size of the final posters: 297mm x 420mm size in either portrait or landscape format
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: JPEG or PDF
Color Mode: CMYK

Book:
Size of the final book: 210mm x 300mm size in either portrait or landscape format
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: JPEG or PDF
Color Mode: CMYK

Video:
HD quality Video uploaded on drive and submit the link


For online submission (DDSDC-1) Click Here . . . . . . . . >>>

References:
Communication Design Resources at D’source
http://www.dsource.in/communication-design
D’source Carona Challenge results
https://dsourcechallenge.org/results.html



DDSDC -2 – Communication Design

Design Challenge:
Typographic Poster on issues concerning any of the first 8 SDGs *
(* also supported by Typoday 2022 - www.typoday.in)
A typographic Poster highlighting and addressing issues raised by any one of the first 8 SDGs - making use of letterforms.

- it could give hope regarding any of these - Poverty and Hunger, Health and Well being. Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sustainable Energy
You can use
- the Language, Script and Typeface of your choice. You can make use of one letter, one word, many words or even a paragraph composed of words.
- calligraphic or digitally created letterforms or existing fonts, or a combination of these can be used for the poster.

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the solution as a vertical poster of size 420mm x 600mm.
In addition, you can include a write-up of around 300 words explaining the final solution as well as the design process followed.

Poster:
Size of the final poster:420mm x 600mm only in portrait format
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: JPEG or PDF
Color Mode: CMYK

For online submission (DDSDC-2) Click Here . . . . . . . . >>>

References:
Typoday Poster Competition winners
http://www.typoday.in/poster_result-20.html
http://www.dsource.in/resource/typography-day-posters-2015



DDSDC-3 – Environmental Design

Design Challenge:
Design in Public Spaces on issues concerning any of the first 8 SDGs
Create solutions in Public Spaces to address concerns regarding any of the first 8 SDGs.
- it could about finding creative innovative solutions regarding any of these - Poverty and Hunger, Health and Well being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sustainable Energy
- the solution could be an architectural intervention, a public space installation, a solution involving public services, design of an awareness creating exhibition or a spatial interactive application
- could be deployed across multiple languages, using different medias on different surfaces and environments

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the final solution and its variations composed on A4 size (210mm x 297mm) pages/slides in horizontal PDF format. You can submit maximum of 12 pages/slides (you could include couple of pages/slides for showing the design process that you have followed)
In addition, you can submit a write-up of around 300 words explaining the final solution as well as the design process followed.

Page/slide Details:
Size of the final pages/slides (maximum 12 in number): 210mm x 297mm in horizontal format
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: PDF (combine separate pages/slides into one PDF)
Color Mode: CYMK

For online submission (DDSDC-3) Click Here. . . . . . . . . . . >>>

References:

Notions of India by Tata Steel
https://www.notionsofindia.com/



DDSDC-4 – Game/Toy Design

Design Challenge:
Card/Board Game or a Toy based on addressing issues concerning any of the first 8 SDGs
An innovative game or Toy which incorporates the narrative on issues concerning any of the first 8 SDGs.

- Poverty and Hunger, Health and Well being. Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sustainable Energy
- as suited to be played by a family
- it could include a strategy of learning about the issues in a playful manner

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the final solution and its variations composed on A3 size (297mm x 420mm) pages in PDF format. You can submit maximum of 3 pages (you could include a page for showing the design process that you have followed). Combine the 3 separate pages into 1 pdf and then submit.
In addition, you can submit a write-up of around 300 words explaining the final solution as well as the design process followed.

Page Details:
Size of the final pages (maximum 3 in number): 297mm x 420mm in horizontal format
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: PDF (combine separate pages into one PDF)
Color Mode: CYMK

For online submission (DDSDC-4) Click Here . . . . . . . . . . >>>

References:
Indian Games:
http://www.dsource.in/resource/indian-games
Games like never before – Board Games
http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in/projects/idc_games/games.php



DDSDC-5 – Narrative Design

Design Challenge:
Story Book addressing issues concerning any of the first 8 SDGs for Children
Fictional imaginary Illustrated Stories for children to grasp the issues concerning any of the first 8 SDGs
- Poverty and Hunger, Health and Well being. Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sustainable Energy
- as suited for children in the age group of 3 to 10
- as suited to different learning levels
- stories could be in modules

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the solution as a book that includes both the illustrations as well as the text. Do include a cover page and a page for credits.
In addition, you can include a write-up of around 300 words explaining the final solution as well as the design process followed.

Book:
Size of the final book: 210mm x 300mm size in either portrait or landscape format or in 210mm x 210mm size
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: PDF
Color Mode: CMYK


For online submission (DDSDC-5) Click Here. . . . . . . . . . >>>


References:

Static Visual Narratives:
http://www.dsource.in/resource/static-visual-narratives



DDSDC-6 - Animation Design

Design Challenge:
Character Design and Animatics concerning any of the first 8 SDGs

Create Animatics for a narrative based on addressing the issues raised by any of the first 8 SDGs – the animatics could include design of the characters in the story.

- the narrative could be based on creating awareness or making the issues raised by the SDGs understandable
it could be regarding any of these - Poverty and Hunger, Health and Well being. Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water, Sustainable Energy and decent work and Economic Growth
- your task needs to include thinking of a short story/narrative, design of the characters and the animatics to demonstrate the story board
-
Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the final solution and its variations composed on A3 size (297mm x 420mm) pages in PDF format. You can submit maximum of 3 pages (you could include a page for showing the design process that you have followed). Combine the 3 separate pages into 1 pdf and then submit.
In addition, you can submit a write-up of around 300 words explaining the final solution as well as the design process followed. If you have animated the character, do include the link to the animation video (optional)

Page Details:
Size of the final pages (maximum 3 in number): 297mm x 420mm in horizontal format
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: PDF (combine separate pages into one PDF)
Color Mode: CYMK


For online submission (DDSDC-6) Click Here. . . . . . . . . .>>>


References:

Animation Design Resources at Dsource:
http://www.dsource.in/animation-design
Character Design for Animation:
http://www.dsource.in/course/character-design-animation



DDSDC-7 - Product Design

Design Challenge:
Design of Products useful for any of the first 8 SDGs

Product design of an appropriate solution to address any of the concerns regarding the first 8 SDGs

The design could be regarding any of these - Poverty and Hunger, Health and Well being. Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water, Sustainable Energy and Working Conditions
Some of the Product Design feature considerations could be:
- to be deployed in various situations, locations and environmental conditions
- Modular set-up and assembly features
- to be set up easily in a short time using minimum number of people

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the final solution and its variations composed on A4 size (210mm x 297mm) pages/slides in horizontal PDF format. You can submit maximum of 12 pages/slides (you could include couple of pages/slides for showing the design process that you have followed)
In addition, you can submit a write-up of around 300 words explaining the final solution as well as the design process followed.

Page/slide Details:
Size of the final pages/slides (maximum 12 in number): 210mm x 297mm in horizontal format
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: PDF (combine separate pages/slides into one PDF)
Color Mode: CYMK


For online submission (DDSDC-7) Click Here. . . . . . . . . . >>>


References:

Product Design Resources at D’source:
http://www.dsource.in/product-design
Transformable Furniture:
http://www.dsource.in/case-study/transformable-furniture



DDSDC-8 – Information Design

Design Challenge:
Visualisation Mapping of issues concerning any of the first 8 SDGs

Capture the narrative concerning any of the first 8 SDGs as an information visualization Map with an intention to represent an overview of the issues

- you could choose to visually represent the concerns of any of the first 8 SDGs as it effects (a)living benings (b) in a specific city, country or region or environment (c) across different countries or in a combination of all of these.
- the visualization mapping could take space and time considerations 
- the final visualization could be static or interactive
- do point out aspects/insights which are interesting

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the solution as a vertical poster of size 420mm x 600mm.
In addition, you can include a write-up of around 300 words explaining the final solution as well as the design process followed. Do include the link to the visualization, if it is interactive.

Poster:
Size of the final poster:420mm x 600mm only in portrait format
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: JPEG or PDF
Color Mode: CMYK


For online submission (DDSDC-8) Click Here. . . . . . . . . . >>>


References:

Information Design Lab at IDC, IIT Bombay:
http://info-design-lab.github.io/
Visual Complexity with examples:
http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/
Information is Beautiful:
https://informationisbeautiful.net/



DDSDC-9 – Interaction Design

Design Challenge:
Design of an interactive digital system to addressing problems concerning services for any of the first 8 SDGs

Creative Interaction Design Design solutions to find appropriate solutions in support of services relevant to any of the issues raised by the first 8 SDGs

- to be deployed in shopping centres, hospitals, airport/railway/bus/shipping, banks, educational institutes, museums, public parks, etc wherever a group of people need to access services
- the solutions could be suited for the service sector in specific locations  - rural, semi urban, urban, remote, etc.
- make use of interactive technologies including ICT, mobile
- do consider aspects of time management, booking a time slot, queuing up, etc.

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the final solution and its variations composed on A4 size (210mm x 297mm) pages/slides in horizontal PDF format. You can submit maximum of 12 pages/slides  (you could include couple of pages/slides for showing the design process that you have followed)
In addition, you can submit a write-up of around 300 words explaining the final solution as well as the design process followed. Do include the link to the interactive prototype or concept video (optional)

Page/slide Details:
Size of the final pages/slides (maximum 12 in number): 210mm x 297mm in horizontal format
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: PDF (combine separate pages/slides into one PDF)
Color Mode: CYMK


For online submission (DDSDC-9) Click Here. . . . . . . . . . >>>


References:

Interaction Design Resources:
http://www.dsource.in/interaction-design
Information Design Blogs:
www.informationdesign.org



DDSDC-10 – Any field of Design

Design Challenge:
Open Design Challenge of your choice addressing problems concerning any of the first 8 SDGs

You choose a problem to solve of your choice in any field addressing concerns in any of the first 8 SDGs

- identify a problem to solve
- the problem could be centered in any field of design, Media and Arts (for example it could be an art installation out of your window that interests people, a rap song based on some of the concerns, an aid forpersons with disability,  an interactive warning device, etc.)
- do follow a design process in solving the problem

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the final solution and its variations composed on A4 size (210mm x 297mm) pages/slides in horizontal PDF format. You can submit maximum of 12 pages/slides  (you could include couple of pages/slides for showing the design process that you have followed)
In addition, you can submit a write-up of around 300 words explaining the final solution as well as the design process followed. Do include the link to the interactive prototype or concept video (optional)

Page/slide Details:
Size of the final pages/slides (maximum 12 in number): 210mm x 297mm in horizontal format
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: PDF (combine separate pages/slides into one PDF)
Color Mode: CYMK


For online submission (DDSDC-10) Click Here. . . . . . . . . . >>>




 

Contact

D’source Corona Design Challenge
IDC School of Design
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India.

Phone Number (after the lock-out period in Mumbai)
+91-022-2576 7820


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Email:

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