Student Design Challenge

November 26, 2018 12pm PST

Submission deadline

December 14, 2018

Notification of acceptance

January 9, 2018

Camera-ready deadline

February 1, 2018

Registration and conference commitment

March 17-20, 2019

TEI conference in Tempe, AZ

Hybrid futures

Building on the theme of the conference—Hybrid Materials—the TEI 2019 Student Design Challenge encourages submissions to speculate on how humans will interact with future digital, physical, biological, social, and virtual materials.

Over the past few years, we have seen advancements in new materials—such as conductive and thermochromic inks, OLEDs, biosensors, bioelectronics, and materials on and in the human body—which have shifted the way computing is embedded into the physical world. We invite students to re-image how advancements in new materials and novel ways of combining materials will shape human lives in the future. Submissions might envision future implementations, uses, and implications of concepts such as:

By imagining a future in which such systems become a reality, we invite students to consider the social, biological, ethical dimensions of their work. We are looking for exciting demonstrations that show creativity, inspiration, feasibility in future possibilities, and critical reflection. Successful entries will be those that show inspiration for future technologies that blend ambition and utility by focusing on post-digital materials and their implications in society.

There will be three prizes awarded:

All selected demonstrations will be awarded the early-bird registration.


Selection process: Juried




If you have further questions about the Student Design Challenge, please contact the Conference Chairs.