Announcing the UMO 9th Bad Design Contest'14, here is the summary:

  • Open to everybody from any country
  • No Limit on number of entries
  • No entry fee
  • 10 winners get Rs.3000/- each
  • Awards worth Rs 30,000/-
  • Deadline: September 11th, 2014

Submit your entries before March 19, 2014 and get a chance to attend Instill Design Workshops for free!!!

Theme for the Competition

Design of Everyday objects

How many times a day you've felt some things could just be "slightly" better than they are now? It may be your wash-basin tap, that tries hard to impersonate gym equipment by being hard and clumsy when you are all sleepy in morning, or it could be your phone bill that poses more intellectual challenge than toughest of the cryptic-crosswords.

Technology has become a way of life, but at the cost of ease of use. We come across so many products and systems at offices, banks, restaurants, theaters, reservation counters, transport stations and for that matter even in our homes. Most of them are pleasing to look at and offer great features but are rarely of any use. The common experience that has been observed amongst the users of these new age products and services is frustration leading to annoyance.

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