UMO Design X Social - Global Innovation Challenge 2022 now is over!
Design X Social, an annual global innovation challenge organized by the UMO Design Foundation has been recently opened for entries with aim to create a positive impact on society by identifying and addressing global social, economic and environmental issues with the design.
Design X Social is an annual global innovation challenge recently organized by the UMO Design Foundation.
Built on UMO Design Foundation’s philosophy – 'Good design for better living', Design X Social is an annual social innovation challenge that aims to create a positive impact on society by identifying and addressing global social, economic and environmental issues with the design.
Each year organizer invites participants to sign up to solve a social issue and create impact. This year, the theme revolves around Designing for Crisis.
Designing for Crisis
Designing for Crisis Design interventions for an empathetic, sustainable, and delightful citizen experience.
Opportunity to rebuild and heal the world with design.
Can we take inspiration from resilient economies like Japan after the world war or Norway after the Covid pandemic? Can our creative design community design resilient and sustainable systems at an individual, society, and national level? We have an opportunity to design from scratch. In 2022, the world has faced multiple challenges: inflation and economic and humanitarian crises resulting from conflicts and political chaos. In addition, rising sea levels and changing seasons have affected rural and urban communities, causing tensions over shrinking water supplies and a spike in food prices. As a result, people have been forced to abandon their homes to find security elsewhere.
This competition serves as a platform for thinkers, designers and innovators to showcase ideas that make an impact on individuals, communities and society.
Your proposal could be a digital/ software, a service, or a physical product. Update the solution section in Google Slide deck with:
➜ How does your solution address the problem identified? (Use sketches, photos, video, etc.,).
➜ Any alternatives you’ve considered – up to 2.
➜ How does it impact the target user(s)?
➜ Submit a video (max 3 minutes) which explains the problem and solution. You can share the drive link to access the video.
➜ The video will be uploaded on UMO Design’s YouTube channel for public voting.
Why is it an urgent/important problem?
How is this design unique or innovative?
Does it deliver a simple, intuitive, and delightful UX?
Did it follow a proper design process?
Impact on the Society
How does it positively change the life of the target users?
Is your solution long-lasting? Is it good for the planet?
Practicality & Business Viability
How can your solution be executed and successful?
Video (not more than 3 minutes) Does it capture your problem and solution effectively?
People from any domain and from any walk of life, passionate about bringing social change are encouraged to take part in this challenge.
All members of the winning teams will be given certificates.
There is no entry fee to participate!