16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Stuttgart, Germany     Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2017

Student Design Competition

MUM 2017, the 16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia will be held in Stuttgart, Germany, November 26th - 29th.

The student design competition is a track where young designers and researchers at the beginning of their career can show their talent, imagination and skills, in concepting, modelling and prototyping their design vision on the competition theme.

Tangible and Social

The theme of the MUM 2017 student design competition is Tangible and Social. The competition entry consists of a Tangible and Social design concept for a service or application, in the area of mobile and/or ubiquitous multimedia.

How to Participate

To participate in the competition, the students should form teams of 2-6 students (bachelor, master’s or doctoral studies level). The team needs to come up with a design concept, which is reported in a short written report (see instructions below) and a poster. The submission should contain a clear description of the design concept, its use case, and the design process. We expect you to present how you started your concepting work, e.g. brainstorming and/or user study methods applied, what were the steps in your design process, and what kind of end concept and/or prototype you came up as the final result. Special attention is paid to how the team has succeeded in involving users in the design, and how the concept empowers people to use the technology in a creative way.

We expect entries from different design disciplines, including but not limited to, industrial design, interaction design, user experience design, clothing design, service design, and design researchers to take part of the competition. We encourage making your submission visually or otherwise appealing, and presenting it in an innovative way in order to attract the jury and the conference audience. The finalists will be invited to present their work at the conference, where the winner is selected by the chair and the jury. The competition entries will be judged for their innovativeness, design qualities, presentation quality, match with the theme, and readiness (e.g. design prototype, or ability to demonstrate the concept). The finalists’ presentations in the conference consists of an oral presentation, poster (A0 size), and, if applicable, a demo. At least one member of each finalist team must register and be present in the conference.


The submissions should be 4-6 pages (excluding references) in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format and they should be accompanied by a poster, both in pdf format. Submissions should be submitted via EasyChair.

Submissions will undergo a jury evaluation process managed by the design competition chairs. Accepted finalists are expected to bring the necessary equipment, including the poster and possible demo, to the conference site with them. Posters and demonstrations will be presented during the poster and demo session.

Submission deadline October 13, 2017 (23:59 UTC-11)

Design Competition Chairs
Jonna Häkkilä

Jonna Häkkilä
University of Lapland, Finland

 Pradthana Jarusriboonchai

Pradthana Jarusriboonchai
Newcastle University, UK