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UX Design
Contest

Current Contest (#2)

Improve the landing page of your choice

Entries due Saturday, October 1 at 11:59pm PDT

Desired Outcomes

  • Have a portfolio-ready case study
  • Be familiar with conducting a heuristic analysis
  • Be comfortable with using UsabilityHub to conduct lean user research
  • Be familiar with using Medium to write an engaging and effective Case Study
  • Make the judges laugh

Contest Requirements

To be eligible for a prize, your contest entry must meet ALL requirements

  1. Conduct a heuristic analysis of a landing page you want to improve
  2. Iterate on the landing page design to address the issues you found along with any improvements to the visual design
  3. Run a test on UsabilityHub to compare current design vs. your design
  4. Write a Case Study using Medium
  5. Identify the prize you’d like to receive if you win (see below)

To Enter

Submit the following items to adam@adamruf.com by 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, October 1

  1. Link to your landing page design
  2. Link to your heuristic analysis notes
  3. Link to your UsabilityHub results
  4. Link to your case study on Medium
  5. Your preferred prize option (see below)

Contest Workshops & Events

Join ux_adam on Twitch to learn some new tools and skills

  1. Live heuristic analysis

    Tuesday, Sep 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT

  2. UsabilityHub 101 + tips & tricks

    Wednesday, Sep 20, 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT

  3. Writing a design case study on Medium

    Tuesday, Sep 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT

  4. Reviewing Entries and Announcing the Winner

    Wednesday, October 4 at 6:00pm PDT

Prize options (winner picks one)

To be eligible for a prize, your contest entry must meet ALL requirements (see above)

  • UX Design Book Collection
  • InVision (6 months)
  • Adobe app (5 months)
  • ( only) Sketch app
  • ( only) Framer (6 months)
  • ( only) Flinto
  • ( only) Principle
  • $100 donation to your charity
See Contest Design Doc

Entries due October 1st at 11:59pm PDT

What's this all about?

UX Design Contest is a fun way for designers to

  • exercise full-stack design skills
  • grow their design portfolio
  • learn to use new tools
  • win cool prizes

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What People Are Saying

"Participating in the contest helped me better understand the expectations of a design case study, learn a new design tool, and receive valuable feedback."
- Andrew L. (Winner, UX Design Contest #1) A red square

"You should check it out!"
- Pablo Stanley, Designer Extraordinare + Founder of Sketch Together A blue circle

"Three tips: Simplify, Simplify, Simplify."
- Jakob Nielsen, Ph.D. and Principal at Nielsen Norman Group A green triangle

"This is the best design contest in me."
- The Universe A blue circle

"Never try to get a cat to enter a design contest; it wastes your time and it annoys the cat."
- Robert A. Heinlein A green triangle

How does UX Design Contest work?

  1. UX Design Contest theme is announced
  2. Participants collaborate on a doc to define contest details
  3. Official contest details are posted
  4. Follow the requirements and submit your entry by the deadline
  5. Your entry will be reviewed live on stream
  6. Contest winner will be announced live on stream
  7. Winning entries will be showcased on this site

If you've got questions or need some inspiration, check out ux_adam's Twitch channel as he streams live design Tuesday-Thursday

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Winner Showcase

Our 2nd UX Design Contest winner will be announced Wednesday, October 4 at 6pm PDT at twitch.tv/ux_adam

  • Contest #1 - Chinese Restaurant Site Redesign

    Contest Details Congratulations to our first participants!

    • 🏆 Andrew L. won $100 for his charity, Girls Who Code
    • 👏👏👏 Jenise T. and Jogpaul J. tied for 2nd place 👏👏👏
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