Student teams competing will submit a proposal for a tech-focused or software-based design project to a panel of judges in spring quarter 2011. The winning design could be a web service, mobile device app, or another service for personal computing and communications.
Judges will select a winning student team that receives $10,000, office space, and one-on-one mentorship for three months over the summer, in order to develop their project into a prototype and a sales pitch.
At the end of the summer, students will have the opportunity to pitch their idea to a judging panel of professors and industry representatives. The student team will benefit by receiving guidance and mentoring, getting professional feedback on their final presentation, and having the opportunity to take their idea to the next step toward realization as a product.
All students enrolled in classes in any of the four main UW departments involved in dub (HCDE, the iSchool, CSE, and the Division of Design in the School of Art) are eligible to apply.
The deadline is April 1, 2011. Learn more at hcde.washington.edu/shobe!
About Matt Shobe
Matt Shobe, Human Centered Design & Engineering alumnus, graduated with a Master’s of Science in Technical Communication (now called HCDE) in 1996. He is currently working at Google as a User Experience Designer. Matt has also served as a mentor to Seattle-area startups in the 2010 TechStars and Startup Weekend programs.