Students Finalists in the 2018 IxDA Student Design Challenge Headed to Lyon, France

by Jason R. January 12, 2018

Out of a global entry pool, students Amy Ashida and Katarina Yee were selected as finalists in the IxDA Student Design Challenge.

Nine talented students from all over the world will participate in Lyon, France in the IxDA Student Design Challenge, a part of the Interaction 18 Conference, which reflects the growing diversity of design education and practice. These students represent the best of the next generation of interaction design, product design and service design. Out of a global entry pool, second-year students Amy Ashida and Katarina Yee were selected as finalists in the Student Design Challenge.

The brief this year focuses on Quality Education, a part of the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations in 2015 which addresses with world’s most wicked problems and prioritizes them to find solutions by 2030. There is a huge global education gap today rooted in many factors including lack of access to resources, materials, and opportunity meaning many individuals and communities are excluded from receiving a quality education. Students in this year's IxDA Student Design Challenge have been tasked with designing for inclusive, quality education and asked to consider the many shifting physical, social, environmental, and technological contexts which make providing quality education challenging.

Amy and Katarina will travel to Lyon this February and will be assigned teams that will receive a specific brief to work on during a 72-hour workshop. At the conference, they will receive mentorship and have the opportunity to present their work from the session in front of 1000 future colleagues. Stay tuned as we will keep you updated with more news from the challenge and Amy and Katerina's journey.

Congratulations Amy and Katarina!

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