Rules – Individual track

Individual track is for everyone who are participating as themselves. People may work alone or form teams as they like. This track is for students, professionals, and everyone who want  compete for the prizes, and must publish their work with an open license.

Recommendation for team building
Consider having people with different backgrounds and skills. Combine developers with domain experts, add in a service designer and a mad scientist. Greatness is achieved by diverse teams with curious minds and a lot of caffeine.

  • Team must be sized from 1 to 4 people.
  • Team must present their work at the end of the design jam.
  • Project must have an open licence attached to it.
  • Project must be submitted according to the below instructions (see How to submit a project).
  • Team will have the full ownership for their work (e.g. code, graphics, designs, presentation).
  • The winners are decided by the judges who use the below criteria in their decision (see Judging).

 

Rules – Business track

Business track is for company teams. All team members represent one or more companies. A team can choose to use their existing ideas, products, software etc. and will retain full IPRs and ownership for those. You can choose whatever licensing you like for your design jam work. However, you cannot compete for the individual track prizes.

  • Team must be sized from 1 to 4 people.
  • Team must present their work at the end of the design jam.
  • Project must have a licence attached to it.
  • Project may not require any NDA or similar agreement to be presented.
  • Project must be submitted according to the below instructions (see How to submit a project).
  • Team can choose if and what materials they share regarding their work.
  • Team will have the full ownership and IPRs for their work and other materials according to its license.
  • The winner is decided by the judges who use the below criteria in their decision (see Judging).

 

How to submit a project

The instructions are updated before the start of the event. All teams must be registered by the latest 12.00 on Sunday 11.3.

  1. Register your team via https://goo.gl/forms/9mepkp8X2teijJoy2
  2. Make sure the project is accessible (e.g. public Github or Google Drive, share the password for protected repository).

 

Ownership and IPRs

All the software, data and other materials provided by Essote and U. Lipsanen are provided with respective licensing and terms of use, and are owned by the respective organizations. All teams have the full ownership for their work (e.g. code, graphics, designs, presentation). All contributions made by the team are owned by the team members.

All materials which are considered in the competition (individual track) must have an attached open license. For example, LGPL for software and Creative Commons (CC-BY 4.0) for creative materials. Note that you cannot choose a license that prohibits commercial use or modifications but you can choose a copyleft license or whatever is compatible with these terms (and generally reasonable).

All materials which are considered in the competition (business track) must have an attached license. The team is free to choose whatever license they like.

 

Presenting

You have total of 10 minutes to impress the judges. Use them wisely. We are very strict about the time.

You can do a talk, show some slides, live dome, and whatever gets the message delivered. If there is any time left, the judges can ask questions. In addition to the presentation, you can include additional readme docs, details, and examples in your project repository.

A good design jam pitch should be connected with the challenges and the judging criteria. But it should be relaxed and look like you and your team.

Include at least the following in your presentation or talk.

  • Team name
  • What problem you’re trying to solve, and why it matters (but keep it short)
  • The solution (in a simple and understandable way)
  • Data, technology, designs and/or research to back it up
  • How it was made? What is your contribution
  • Limitations / next steps
  • A live demo would be awesome. Note: if you do a demo, test and double test it before the stage.

 

Judging

The judges represent multiple domains and knowledge areas.

Pirjo Syväoja
Project Director (Esper), Essote

Santeri Seppälä (MD)
Director of Emergency Services, Chief Physician, Essote

Toni Kirjalainen
Software Specialist (3D, game development, programming), U. Lipsanen

Matti Lipsanen
Rakennusneuvos (Finnish honorary title), U. Lipsanen

Juha Ojala
IT Specialist (3D, game development, programming), Xamk

Paula Mäkeläinen
Principal Lecturer (nursing), Xamk

 

Criteria

The judges will use the below criteria in their decision. Each aspect has an equal weight but not all judges think the same way. Try to think a little each one and build on your team’s strengths. They will also consider your presentation and dedication – but not in detriment of the work you’ve done.

 

Idea and problem definition

Make sure you have identified and understood the problem well. Justify why solving the problem matters. Explain what impact it has and why it’s remarkable. Think outside the box, be visionary but be realistic.

 

Technology and data

Craft beautiful code that works like a charm. Prepare a live demo. Make magic happen with software and data. Consider what data you need, where to get it, and how to make value with it. Show that you can use existing software and make your own. Find unique ways to use technology but keep it simple.

 

Design

Think about the users. Design the best possible experience for customers, business users, experts, or whoever is your target audience. Apply design thinking, service design or process design. Consider interactions, motivation, and user psychology. Design is not only the look and feel, it is how something works.

 

Feasibility

Make sure that what you’ve developed or designed is feasible and possible to put into action. Make a reality check, validate, and reflect. Think about business model, potential benefits (monetary or something else), scalability and costs. If you’re doing concept design think if it can be done and how. Tell us how the concept will become real: draft a roadmap or provide some action points.

 

Prizes

Individual track

First place
1500 €

Second place
A secret prize. Revealed during the event.
The award is the same for each member of the team. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got 1 or 4 people in a team. The prize is equal per person to encourage teamwork.

Third place
A secret prize. Revealed during the event.
The award is the same for each member of the team. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got 1 or 4 people in a team. The prize is equal per person to encourage teamwork.

 

Business track

Only one team can get to the top, and win a tailored workshop with Essote and U. Lipsanen.

The idea is to talk and plan how to move forward, work together, and solve the challenges of future hospital. The details are planned together with the winning team. We really would like to put into action the magic we will / have seen in the event.