UMO 7th Boycott Bad Designs Contest’11
Announcing the UMO 7th Bad Design Contest'11, here is a summary:
- Open to everybody from any country
- No Limit on number of entries
- No entry fee
- Six winners get Rs.5000/- each
- Awards worth Rs 30,000/-
- Deadline: September 11th, 2011
Theme for the Competition
Design Education for a Social Change
Education plays a vital role in the development of an active citizenry of a nation. A well educated population is able to take charge of the many issues facing society, including social problems and political decisions, rather than sitting by the sidelines and allowing someone else to do deciding for them.
Social change can be both positive or negative. History is filled with many revolutionary examples that has given us the world we live in today. Even today our educated societies are waging battles all over the world, be it in India against corruption or in the Middle East against governance or else where for a positive change.
The goal of education should simply be to provide opportunity for a student to look at the world through eyes and mind that do not merely accept status quo, but rather see the world as a place that can be changed by its citizens.
UMO's only agenda ever since its formation has been 'Good Design for Better Living'. But more importantly the route we have taken to accomplish this is by educating every one concerned about design through various initiatives. We always believed that spreading awareness is the best form of education. Programs like 'Boycott Bad Designs' has been the most participated and appreciated initiatives of UMO.
What makes it even more special is that 2011's World Usability Day theme is 'Design Education for a Social Change'.
Design in essence is a message, it is a medium through which designers and businesses communicate how a new product and service will make our lives both easier and exciting. We the design community should take the ownership of educating the users and consumers of products and services through better design. So much so that peripherals like communication design and information design around these products and services gets quite crucial in informing and educating users about them.
We welcome all enthusiasts of UMO to participate in our 7th year celebrations by spreading the spirit of good design even more strongly.
UMO encourages all enthusiasts to highlight adverse effects of bad information design every where around us. Please bring in real life issues ranging from a piece of ticket (any ticket), forms/e-forms to labels & product packaging, medicine packaging/ labels, product manuals, movie posters, government notices, news papers, magazines, information systems, maps, signage, webpages and many others that we encounter in our day to day use.
This competition calls on participants to identify bad designs, services and experiences from our everyday life. For inspirations and ideas, you can refer to Boycott Bad Designs , this was a program organized by UMO to identify and raise awareness about the badly designed products.
More details on UMO 7th Boycott Bad Designs Contest’11
- Invisible Option in Gtalk : Navya Chodisetti, Hyderabad
- Nokia 7610 : Abrar Arshad, Hyderabad
- Micromax Bling Q55 : Afrah Fathima, Hyderabad
- Ipod Nano : Nikhil Mehta, Pune
- Mobile and Pockets : Govind.Janardhanan, Bangalore
- LPG Cylinders : Savyasachi Chourey, Indore
- Cooling Fan In Laptops : Naveen Garg, Punjab
- Bajaj pop-up toaster: Rachna Madhavan, Secunderabad
- Pressure Cooker : Ramneet Kaur, Delhi
- Cup Holders in Cars : Vinay Kushwaha, Delhi
- Polystyrene (Thermocol) : Atul Sultane, IIT Kanpur
- Video Films : Alap Shah, VNIT Nagpur
- Paper Napkins : Atul Sultane, IIT Kanpur
- No Disposal for condoms : Komal Mangu, Architect, Hyderabad
- Chewing Gums Get stuck : Sadia Fatima, SPA JNFAU
- Used Batteries : Shamit Shrivastav, Pune
- Plastic Cups : Swathik Addala, Secunderabad
- Polythene Covers : Hari Haran and Rahul Tirpude, India
- Shutters of a Train : A Sri Bhavya, CSIIT Hyderabad
- Shaving Foams : Silpa Prasad, Civil Engineer, Hyderabad
- Divider : komal Mangu, Hyderabad,India
- Railway crossings : Nehakiran Singh, IIT Kanpur,India
- Garbage Bins : Tinton Abraham, IIT Delhi, India
- Bollards : Easterson Solomon-Francis, IIT Delhi,India
- signages : Satpal Sharma, Hyderabad,India
- Confusion : Rahul Kothari, Bangalore,India
- cycle rickshaws : Tinton Abraham, IIT Delhi, India
- nothing to hold : Shamit Shrivastav,Pune,India
- Petrol filling : Neeraj Sharma,India
- railways : Umang Shah, IIT Kanpur,India
Special Award (from maximum number of votes online)
- Rusting : Swati,India
- Photo Flash : Shashank Shekhar
- Designer Windows : Henrik Olsen
- Flip Phone : Komal Mangu
- CD ROM in Laptops : Bhanu Prakash
- Stamp Pads : Saurabh Malhotra
- Laptop Key Board : Sudhir Bhosale
- Bike Choke in Hero Honda : Yogish L Shettigar
- Railway Platforms : Vijay Saradhi
- Coupon Validating Machine : Apurva Patel
- USB Drive & CPU : Srikar
- Car Bumper Hitting the Pavement : M., Kiran
- No Bus Number on Side of the Bus : B.Roja Reddy
- Window Position for People Standing in Bus : S. Shravani Gupta
- Foot-rest of Honda Activa : Hitesh Bagai
- Oil Containers - Pouches and Bottles : Anindya Kastha
- Usha Lexus Mixer Grinder Lid : Yogish L. Shettigar
- Lead Pencil : Yogesh Kumar Baghel
- Computer Keyboard Cleaning : Reshama Parveen
- Power Adapters in Cell Phones : Kamesh Somalanka
- Thumbtack (Hardboard pin) : Abhijit Kr Bairagi