Out of 23 entries into this year's challenge, we selected 8 finalists that represent a mix of our four challenge briefs
(commuter experience, accessibility, biking/walking, and autonomous vehicles).
In a new combined effort to solve complex city problems through design thinking and crowdsourcing, UC San Diego's Design Lab—with support from the National Science Foundation, Design Forward Alliance and SCALE SD—is excited to announce the 2017 Design for San Diego (D4SD) Civic Design Challenge on Mobility.
We all have places to go and people to see. Whether for work or play—and by car, bike, train, bus, boat, or foot—mobility significantly affects millions on a daily basis. San Diego is culturally and economically diverse, as well as spread out, which makes getting around the city an important issue to explore.
Our amazing D4SD jurors come from the worlds of technology, government, entrepreneurship, and education. They will judge solutions based on four key criteria: human-centered process, novelty, feasibility, and impact.
D4SD’s inaugural challenge theme is mobility. We want YOU to develop solutions for the city’s most pressing transport-related challenges using human-centered design.
The D4SD Civic Design Challenge on Mobility provides a great opportunity to practice design on real-world problems and to get mentorship from domain experts.
We will showcase qualifying submissions on our website and finalists at the Design Forward Alliance Summit on Oct 26.
Entries judged to have the most potential will be awarded in cash prizes and exclusive networking opportunities.
Mobility is about the everyday problems and pleasures to transportation and being transported. The aim of the D4SD Mobility Challenge is to solve the issues most important to San Diego residents by focusing on four broad areas: promoting walking and biking, enhancing the commuter experience, improving accessibility, and preparing for autonomous vehicles. To get involved and submit your own innovations, first read more about the specific challenges.