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The D’source Corona Design Challenge (DCDC) Link..........

About

Introduction and Problem-setting:

The Coronavirus pandemic (technically termed COVID-19 by the WHO), although unfortunate and calamitous in its occurrence, has also thrown open opportunities for the design community to play a meaningful role in mitigating and containing its effects. While the problem is a universal one, framing the problem for designing may require both global as well as local sensibilities.

The D’source Post-Corona Design Challenge (DPCDC) as an initiative:

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

Welcome to this D'source Post-Corona Design Challenge in seeking creative, innovative, out-of-the-box solutions for a Post-Covid’19 environment.

You are encouraged 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, you can work on design solutions to problems in the fields of Communication Design, Product Design, Interaction Design, Environmental Design and a choice of your own field. You may choose to work on one or more than one area.

 

Participation

Who can participate:

This International call is open to students, fresh graduates, and young designers from around the world. You may work as individuals or work as collaborative groups. You are encouraged to follow a design process in solving the problem, as well as seek guidance from faculty members and professionals.
For the present until the lockdown period continues, the DPCDC 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 during 2020-2021 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.
The winners are entitled to free participation (seminar/workshop expenses and food) during the ‘Design Experience Seminar and Workshop’ organized at IIT Bombay during the summer of 2021. These workshops and the seminar will be conducted by design experts.
Each of the winning participants will be given the certificate of winning the ‘D’source Post-Corona Design Challenge Merit Award' along with a trophy for ‘Design Contribution’ and will also receive a copy of the book.

 

Problem Areas


 

 

Details & Submissions


DPCDC-1 - Communication Design

Design Challenge:
Communication Design solutions for a Post- Corona Virus or Post-Covid-19 Environment
Creative and innovative solutions to solve problems and issues in a Post-Covid situation in the field of Communication Design.
- Identify issues and problems to be solved in a post-covid scenario
- it could be creating awareness programs, developing identity programs, creating signage systems, building story narratives, constructing games, visualizing information, etc.
- you could design any of these (one or in a combination) (posters, a book, a video, an animation, mural, graphic novel, awareness campaign, information graphics, informational signage, etc.)
- the solutions could suit different age groups, literacy levels and geographies
- design such that it is clearly noticeable and easily understood.

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the solution as a set of pages/slides, or 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.
You can submit a maximum of 3 entries for this challenge (DPCDC-1).

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

Pages/slides details:
Size of the final pages/slides: A4 size 297mm x 210 mm in horizontal format
number of pages/slides: Maximum 10 in number (you could include pages/slides for showing the creative design process and methods that you have followed)
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: PDF (combine separate pages into one PDF)
Color Mode: CYMK

For online submission (DPCDC-1) Click Here . . . . . . . .

References:
Communication Design Resources at D’source
http://www.dsource.in/communication-design



DPCDC-2  - Product Design

Design Challenge:
Product Design solutions for a Post- Corona Virus or Post-Covid-19 Environment
Creative and innovative solutions to solve problems and issues in a Post-Covid situation in the field of Product Design.

- Identify issues and problems to be solved in a post-covid scenario
- it could be creating furniture systems, health equipments, safety devices, mobility systems, toys for learning, etc.
- the solutions could suit different age groups, literacy levels and geographies
- could be deployed in various situations, locations and environmental conditions
- could be modular to set-up and assemble

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the solution as a set of pages/slides.
In addition, you can include a write-up of around 300 words explaining the final solution as well as the design process followed.
You can submit a maximum of 3 entries for this challenge (DPCDC-2).

Pages/slides details:
Size of the final pages/slides: A4 size 297mm x 210 mm in horizontal format
number of pages/slides: Maximum 10 in number (you could include pages/slides for showing the creative design process and methods that you have followed)
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: PDF (combine separate pages into one PDF)
Color Mode: CYMK

For online submission (DPCDC-2) Click Here . . . . . . . .

References:
Product Design Resources at D’source
http://www.dsource.in/product-design



DPCDC-3 – Interaction Design

Design Challenge:
Interaction Design solutions for a Post- Corona Virus or Post-Covid-19 Environment
Creative Interaction Design/Service Design solutions to find appropriate solutions to situations arising post Covid scenario.
- Identify issues and problems to be solved in a post-covid scenario
- it could be designing Interactive support systems, health support, safety devices, service systems, learning systems, collaborative environments, interactive narratives, etc.
- You could make use of interactive technologies including ICT, IoT, Mobile, VR/AR, etc.
- the solutions could consider social, cultural, economic and geographic aspects
- could be deployed in various situations, locations and environmental conditions

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the solution as a set of pages/slides.
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 interactive prototype or concept video (optional)
You can submit a maximum of 3 entries for this challenge (DPCDC-3).

Pages/slides details:
Size of the final pages/slides: A4 size 297mm x 210 mm in horizontal format
number of pages/slides: Maximum 10 in number (you could include pages/slides for showing the creative design process and methods that you have followed)
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: PDF (combine separate pages into one PDF)
Color Mode: CYMK

For online submission (DPCDC-3) Click Here. . . . . . . . . . .

References:

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



DPCDC-4 – Environmental Design

Design Challenge:
Environmental Design solutions for a Post- Corona Virus or Post-Covid-19 Environment
Creative and innovative solutions to solve problems and issues in a Post-Covid situation in the field of Environmental Design.

- Identify issues and problems to be solved in a post-covid scenario
- it could be creating facilities for public spaces, planning for indoor or outdoor spaces, design of portable shelters, monuments for the brave, etc.
- could be deployed in various situations, locations and environmental conditions
- could be modular to produce and assemble

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the solution as a set of pages/slides.
In addition, you can include a write-up of around 300 words explaining the final solution as well as the design process followed.
You can submit a maximum of 3 entries for this challenge (DPCDC-4).

Pages/slides details:
Size of the final pages/slides: A4 size 297mm x 210 mm in horizontal format
number of pages/slides: Maximum 10 in number (you could include pages/slides for showing the creative design process and methods that you have followed)
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: PDF (combine separate pages into one PDF)
Color Mode: CYMK

For online submission (DPCDC-4) Click Here . . . . . . . . . .

References:
Product Design Resources at D’source
http://www.dsource.in/product-design



DPCDC-5 – Design Area of one’s choice

Design Challenge:
Choosing your own Design Area as an Open Design Challenge of choice
You choose a problem to solve of your choice post Corona Virus Epidemic
- identify a problem to solve
- the problem could be centered in any field of design (for example it could be an art installation out of your window that is reminder of these times, a rap song based on its implication, an aid for the disabled, an interactive proximity alarm to maintain safe distance, etc.)
- do follow a design process in solving the problem

Submission Specifications:
You need to submit the solution as a set of pages/slides.
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 concept video (optional)
You can submit a maximum of 3 entries for this challenge (DPCDC-5).

Pages/slides details:
Size of the final pages/slides: A4 size 297mm x 210 mm in horizontal format
number of pages/slides: Maximum 10 in number (you could include pages/slides for showing the creative design process and methods that you have followed)
Resolution: 300 dpi
File type: PDF (combine separate pages into one PDF)
Color Mode: CYMK

For online submission (DPCDC-5) Click Here. . . . . . . . . .

 

 

Schedule

Submission and Dates:
The starting date for submission: 20th October 2020
The cut-off date for submission: 20th January, 2021
The third round announcement of results: 20th February, 2021

Submission of entries with design solutions need to follow the prescribed format (mentioned above).

Do submit your designs as early as possible. There is no limit to the number of winning entries

 

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


Do contact us by email

Email:

DsourceChallenge@gmail.com


FAQs:

For FAQs Click Here. . . . . . .


References:

For References Click Here. . . . . . .


Downloads:

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Registration:

To faculty members/teachers, we request that you take the initiative to inform, motivate and guide your students to work on finding solutions by addressing the problem areas listed.

To all working professionals, we request that you volunteer some of your time to mentor students or young designers who may be working with you as interns or colleagues.

To all students, fresh graduates, and young designers, registration will help us connect with you with regard to references, sharing reports, connecting with mentors and sending you updates with regard to this design challenge.

Accordingly, we also urge faculty members, professionals, students, fresh graduates, and young designers to go ahead and register so that we can keep you in the loop and acknowledge your help. Further, this will help us build connections and form networks for future references.

 

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