Quick announcement for IEHF members and recent HF/ergonomics graduates: attached below is a flyer for a mobile app design competition we’re currently running. The prize is an iTunes voucher worth £100 which will be presented at the IEHF student conference. And they say there is no such thing as a free lunch! The full text is appended below. If you have any questions about the competition itself, you can raise them here or direct to me via email.
Great to see the IEHF grooving with the kids and getting hip with mobile 🙂
Design a mobile app and win a £100 iTunes voucher!
Enter this great competition and you could win a £100 voucher for iTunes. That’s hours and hours of music, movies and TV shows!
All you have to do is come up with a great idea for a new mobile app that would be of value to ergonomists and human factors professionals. It can be a generic productivity tool or aimed at a specific sub-discipline, for example, HCI, healthcare, transport, etc. The idea doesn’t need to be unique, but it should take advantage of the mobile medium.
Your concept should be presented in the form of a design brief, that is, a specification containing sketches, flows, wireframes or whatever visuals are needed to communicate the design concept. Note that you don’t actually need to build the app yourself (but credit will be given for productive consideration of this issue). Questions about the competition can be addressed to Tony Russell-Rose, Chair of the IEHF’s HCI Special Interest Group (email email@example.com). The judges will be looking for originality, feasibility, good design and usability.
The competition is open to all delegates that attend the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors Student Conference 2010 who are students or recent graduates (those who have graduated since 1st January 2008).
The conference will take place on Wednesday 17th November 2010 at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire and aims to tell you all about the careers available to you in ergonomics and human factors. You will also get an exclusive tour around the Motor Centre. To find out more about the conference and to book (if you haven’t already), visit www.sc2010.org.uk. It’s just £35 for IEHF members, £45 for non-members.
The competition winner will be announced and the prize awarded at the Student Conference. You need to get your ideas down on paper and email them to Kia Horrocks at the IEHF, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to include your name and a contact telephone number. The closing date for the competition is 5th November 2010. Good luck!