Learn, collaborate, and put your design skills to the test! The 2019 Healthcare Prototype-A-Thon, presented by Shame On UX and Arcweb Technologies, is an open design competition where people of all skill levels can create and pitch solutions for everyday healthcare challenges to a panel of expert judges.
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Okay! Teams of 3-5 people will choose from one of several healthcare challenges provided by the event organizers and our panel of judges. You'll then have an hour and a half to design a "physical prototype" for your solution using household objects like pipe cleaners and popsicle sticks.
At the end of the competition, each team will get the opportunity to pitch their solution to a panel of expert judges drawn from Philly's healthcare and design communities.
The winning team will receive a cash prize of $500, plus the adoration of their peers and everyone in attendance. (Every participant will also receive some cool Shame On UX / Prototype-A-Thon swag, regardless of outcome. We're all winners here.)
Cool, I'm in! What else do I need to know?
You can enter alone or as a team – each team can be 3-5 people, and we'll group solo participants into teams at the event.
Not a designer? No problem! The evening will also include a short introduction to design and physical prototyping, and we'll be pairing newcomers with more experienced designers.