Reviewing Criteria

Each team's paper submission will be distributed to and reviewed by UPA volunteer reviewers, both academics, designers and usability professionals.

Round 1

Round one, the written submission, will be reviewed based on:

  • Use of ethnography and relevant contextual and background research
  • Analysis of/approach to the proposed challenge
  • Appropriateness/relevance of the solution to the posed challenge
  • Originality of the solution
  • Quality of the design process
  • Quality of the argument for the proposed solution
  • Impact of the solution
  • Cost efficiency of solution
  • Clarity of writing

Round 2

Round two, the online presentation will be reviewed based on:

  • Clear communication of key aspects of solution
  • Clear communication of design method
  • Clear communication of rationale for proposed solution
  • Visual design and aesthetic appearance
  • Communication of the solution and Q&A session with the iSDC Judges


The three winning teams will be recognized at the closing Banquet on Thursday, 27 May 2010. The winning teams will earn a Certificate of Recognition as well as cash prices.