Adobe UX Awards

RMIT Adobe UX Awards 2020

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Meet the next generation of UX leaders

RMIT School of Design and Adobe have collaborated to showcase cutting-edge design, innovation and creativity led by the next generation of user experience (UX) professionals.  

For the second year running, students have envisaged solutions to real-world challenges using the latest design technology – Adobe XD.

Over 200 students participated in the awards, showcasing a range of skills and projects that have been developed under remote working conditions; from first year 'design to a specification', through to communicating a master's level service design research.

The RMIT Adobe UX Awards has been extensively supported by the UX design community, with judging by a voting system by industry professionals. The prize pool is $5,000 in cash prizes from Adobe, and over $10,000 in Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions, as well as the UX and design community's support and encouragement.

The School of Design would like to thank our industry partners for their invaluable support and encouragement.

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RMIT Adobe UX Awards 2020

2020 Winners

Project name: WorkingOnnit - Y Waste App

Students: Jack Pogson, Shanna See, Khoirul Zainal, Dyan Lui 

Prize type: Winner

Amount: $1000

Our project redesign of the YWaste app focused on designing for accessability through finer UX details. Our research an design rational stated that greater overall consideration for the user experience and closer attention to detail would work best in catering for a food insecure user base (in that group low english and technology literacy was found to be a prominant trait).

Project name: Exercise Right

Students: Sophia Shywolup

Prize type: Best Design Solution

Amount: $500

Exercise Right is an application that is based on the web content of Exercise and Sports Science Australia. The brief was to convert the content into a mobile application that would allow users to create a customised fitness or rehabilitation plan in consultation with their health professional.

Project name: Logon

Students: Chelsea Hendra, Peter Nguyen, Hanfu TanYuwei Xia

Prize type: Best Creative Use of XD - tied

Amount: $500

LogOn is a platform designed to provide a streamlined way of reporting occupational violence (OV) and a way to track progress on those reports. Based on our research with front-line customer service staff, we have found out that most don't receive formal training for when and how to report OV. This has resulted in numerous unreported cases due to staff not knowing how to act or who to reach out to. With LogOn, workers will be able to send reports to trusted higher-ups and support services while being able to hold them accountable in tending to them.

Project name: Surplus

Student: Sarvani Nadiminti

Prize type: Best creative use of XD - tied

Amount: $500

Surplus lets you cook sustainably by suggesting you correct portion for recipes that suit your palette! It also helps you manage your pantry, leftover food, adding your own recipes and helps you replace unavailable ingredients from pantry while you cook. This results in utilising your resources better, hence causing less food wastage and more money in your pocket! By giving you a chance to donate to United Nation’s World Food Programme, Surplus lets you help fight hunger. Surplus is designed to be fun, friendly, and fast with navigation to suit its users who are majorly students and young people living alone.

Project name: Gallery of You

Student: Ruby Wynn-Williams

Prize type: Category winner - Experience design

Amount: $300

The Gallery of You is a gallery companion, a digital exhibition space, and a guided walkthrough to creating your own 3D object! In a world where galleries and museums are closed, and we are more isolated than ever, the importance of digitizing and displaying art objects has never been more profound. The Gallery of You helps you contribute your own object, from your life, by walking you through a 3D scanning process to produce a digital version of your most coveted possession. You then have the opportunity to share your object with the world, and view the contributions of others. The website provides a window into the lives of everyday Australians, and empowers us to contribute to our joint cultural narrative.

Project name: SH Travel

Student: Jinkyung(Sunny) Ha

Prize type: Category winner - Innovation Project

Amount: $300

SH travel app targets Millennials who love to travel but struggle to organise budgets for their trips. The app helps to ease the hassles around travel planning and budgeting for user’s desired destination. The SH Travel app connects to the SH Bank account, a virtual bank. The users need to open an account with SH bank so that they can receive a card and they can load foreign currency before their trip. SH travel app provides a customized travel budgeting system. Through the simplified travel budget planning process, users can enjoy stress-free travel.

Project name: Ethos

Students: Anshul Yerwadekar, Chi Zhang, Sayali Tarnekar

Prize type: Category winner - Service design

Amount: $300

Ethos is a digital platform that allows people of different ethnic communities to connect through pubs. It is a connection between pub owners, artist communities and the audience. Pub owners benefit by listing their pub open for hosting multicultural activities. Local as well as international artists get a platform to showcase their art by performing at the pub based on cultural interests. The audience gets an opportunity to interact with local emerging artists, creating crowdfunding to summon international artists, learn art and music by requesting workshops and subscribing to their events. Everything is managed through a profiling system with options for interacting.

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Our partners

RMIT School of Design wishes to warmly thank the following partner organisations and individuals as judges of the RMIT Adobe UX Awards 2020, for the extensive feedback and support they have provided to our students:

  • Caroline Dorin, Autodesk Senior User Experience Manager
  • Melissa Voderberg, Bourne Digital Design Strategy Lead/ Apple Practice Lead
  • Heather Maloney, Contactpoint CEO
  • Leslie Preyer, Cyclone Creative Creative Director
  • Matt Short, Energy Australia Senior UI Designer
  • Ben Renegar, Ford Motor Company Interaction Design Lead
  • Jayben Vanos, iDesign Group General Manager 
  • Rebecca Callahan, Insurance Australia Group (IAG) Consultant, Engagement and Insight
  • Samuel Strunin, Kreative Solutionz Director
  • Katya Baerg, Monash University UX Designer
  • Sean Breasley, Our Very Own Senior UX Designer
  • Georgie Hunt, Service Victoria UX Designer 
  • Anita Ziemer, Slade Group Executive Director
  • Rehan Saiyed, Storm Worldwide Design Director - Experience Design
  • Sarah Ingles, Tigerspike Senior UX Designer 
  • Celso Borges, Tigerspike Head of Experience Design
  • Dion Wise, Xero Digital Design Director
  • Lauren Crystal, Your Creative Agency Managing Director 
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