The Challenge!

The Mission College Hack 1.0 challenge is as follows:

Identify a problem you encountered as a student that can be solved with technology (web, mobile, or other), and design a prototype that meets the needs of the user(s).

Examples include:

  • Transportation
  • Book exchange/resale
  • Cheap meals in the vicinity of college
  • Construction notices
  • Childcare Options
  • Any other challenges you can think of…

Prizes!

All participants get a Mission Hack 1.0 T-Shirt, breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Winning teams receive (one per team member, assuming five (5) members:

  • 1st Place: iPad (32GB)
  • 2nd Place: Amazon Echo
  • 3rd Place: Amazon Echo Dot

Prototypes will be judged using the elements below:

Innovation & Problem (5)

  • The team identified and describe a real problem.
  • The idea unique, or a different take on an existing/similar prototype/app/product.
  • The team identified target user(s).
  • The team listed the primary specifications and features of the prototype.

Experience Design/User Interface (5)

  • Prototype looks unified, cohesive, models responsive & universal design, and elements are chunked to show logical relationship
  • The UI looks professional and in context with the problem and user tasks/workflow.
  • The is prototype easy to use, seems like something people would want to buy or use.
  • The prototype presents more than static information.

Technical Design (5)

  • The team documented the primary specifications, and/or feature list of the prototype.
  • The prototype meets the user(s) needs/solves the problem
  • The prototype is functional and has no noticeable bugs.
  • The prototype matches the feature list defined in the product description and specifications.

Pitch/Presentation (5)

  • The team clearly communicates the problem, solution and presents a compelling argument to support the solution they are proposing.
  • The team clearly describes how they will market the prototype and how it will generate revenue.
  • The presentation was well designed and clear; the pitch is specific and to the point.
  • The team’s passion and energy for solving the problem is evident in their pitch delivery.
  • The team appeared cohesive and each clearly served a vital role in the production of the prototype.

Points Possible: 20

Scoring:

1- Needs Improvement.
Minimal work may have been done and the deliverable is very incomplete.

2-Satisfactory.
Most requirements are met, but the deliverable is missing pieces.

3-Good.
All requirements are met, but the deliverable may have one or two major areas in need of improvement.

4-Excellent.
All requirements are met, but the deliverable a may have a few minor areas in need of improvement.