Design for Change 2021

Design for Change

Design for Change

Design for Change is a four-week UX Design Challenge for university and college students across Canada aimed at shifting social transformation toward greener behaviour and sustainable practices. Human behaviour has been a lead contributor to climate change, but it can also be a lead contributor to resolving it!

Design for Change is a great opportunity to hone your skills and direct your talents towards a great cause! Think about how human behaviour has led us to where we are - how might we harness that behaviour for a positive change in the way we interact with and relate to our environment? Students will learn, create and be part of the transformational force that maximize usability and user experience towards sustainable practices and drive ecological impact. 

The Challenge Statement: How might we create social transformation that shifts users towards greener behaviour and sustainable practices?

As a participant, you will also have access to insights and mentorship from industry leaders with workshops and personalized touch points throughout the challenge - no prior UX experience required! On top of that, participants will get the chance to compete for prizes!



Date Item Time
Monday March 1, 2021 Kick-Off 
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm EST
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm  EST
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 UX Design Breakout Session 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Saturday, March 6, 2021 Environmental Panel Discussion 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Behavioural Economics Breakout Session 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Friday, March 19, 2021 Submission Deadline 5:00 pm EST
March 19 - March 27 Round 1 Judging - Judges Select Top 10  
Saturday, March 27, 2021 Final Judging & Closing Ceremony 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST


Climate and Environmental Resources and Topics:


Mentors from various backgrounds will be available throughout the event.

General and UX Design Mentors: available on Discord from March 3 - 12th. Everyday between 5:00 - 9:00 pm EST. 

Pitch Mentors: Available on Discord. You may sign-up for a pitch clinic session (CLICK HERE) to go over your presentation with pitch experts. Learn from the pros to make your way to the top! Sign up will open after the kick-off. Pitch clinic open from March 13 - 18th.



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