The HCI International 2024 conference (HCII2024) sponsors three awards (Gold $1250, Silver $1000, and Bronze $750) to the winners of the 2023 World Usability Day Design Challenge (WUD DC). The Gold, Silver, and Bronze recipients of the WUD DC Awards winners will be cordially invited, with complimentary registration, to present their innovative, impactful design work in a special session during HCII2024. They will also have a "written account" included in the conference proceedings as a paper or as Late Breaking Work results (with a later deadline).
The 2023 WUD DC aims to solicit entries that provide clear credible examples of the value of user-focused approaches to interaction design. This aligns the Design Challenge with the WUD objective to develop a strong understanding of the benefits of user and value-focused design practices.
For 2023, submissions to the WUD DC should showcase excellent user-focused design for a general audience. Submitted entries will present evidence of user research and evaluation that had a clear valuable impact on interaction, product and/or service design recommendations and decisions. Such evidence should let UN decision makers and the general public ‘understand’ by clearly demonstrating connections between research, evaluation, and worthwhile design outcomes.
Submissions will be reviewed by an international jury consisting of 9 members, chaired by Gilbert Cockton, Emeritus Professor of Design (Northumbria University) and Computer Science (University of Sunderland), UK, and Brian K Smith (Jury Vice-Chair), Associate Dean of Research in Boston College's School of Education and Human Development, USA.
For details of the WUD 2023 Design Challenge, and how to enter, please visit https://www.worldusabilityday.org/design-challenge/