Spend 28-hours solving web and mobile design problems. Win ₹1,50,000 cash, Filmfare Tickets. 18-19 Oct 2013, at TLabs.

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What is Designathon?

Designathon is a hackathon for designers. It is an attempt to promote design thinking among aspiring designers to build the next wave of world-class Indian products. This builds on the Design Day initiative by TLabs, one of India's premier startup accelerators.

We have tied up with few like-minded folks to create an eco-system for budding designers in our very own Dilli, this is for all who have bunch of ideas to design a cool website or a mobile app, who are crazy about usability and have a itch to change when you see something not done right. You will get to work on host of cool design challenges. The best team wins ₹1,00,000 in cash and tickets to Filmfare event.

What do I get?

Awesome Speakers and Mentors: Hear and get inspired by 3 great creative minds and what ticks them. You will also be mentored by some of the best designers in the community.

You get to spend a whole day working on web and mobile design challenges (by our sponsors). It is your chance to spend 28 hours thinking about ways to build a quick and beautiful product and get slightly richer. Participants of this event would be given interesting web and mobile design challenges to solve in a team of 2 or more. The best 2 teams would take home cash prizes worth ₹1,50,000 sponsored by Times Internet.

The cost of registration is ₹500, but you will get much more in return. Each participant will receive a goodie bag that includes ₹500 voucher from Indiatimes Shopping and one month subscription of both Gaana+ and BoxTV and a lot more!

Not to forget beer, music, food and an opportunity to network with some awesome designers like yourself.

Isn't that cool? Ah, the world couldn't get any better!



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Who is behind it?

The prizes and goodies are sponsored by Times Internet, Magic Software and Shephertz

Presenting sponsor - Times Internet, Event Sponsor - Shephertz, Ecosystem Partners - 91 Springboard and Product Nation

How do I participate?


TLabs, Sec 16A, Noida


18-19 October 2013


5:00 PM, Day One

Registrations start

6:00 PM, Day One

Welcome address by Abhishek Gupta, TLabs

6:10 PM, Day One

Address by Satyan Gajwani, Times Internet

6:20 PM, Day One

Keynote by Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder, One97

6:45 PM, Day One

Keynote by Nishant Jain, CEO, Design For Use

7:10 PM, Day One

Release of problem sets

7:50 PM, Day One

Introductions for new team creation

8:30 PM, Day One

Dinner and team formations (team of 2-3)

9:00 PM, Day One

Registration of teams, competition begins

10:30 AM, Day Two

Breakfast for the nightwatchmen

12:00 PM onwards, Day Two

Visit by design mentors: Rahul Saini, Anuj Bhargava, Nav Chatterji, Himanshu Khanna, Arun Jay, Chiragh Kirpalani

1:30 PM, Day Two

Lunch served at cafeteria

5:00 PM, Day Two

Deadline for submission of team solutions

6:00 PM, Day Two

3-min presentation by each team in front of jury: Nishant Jain, Satyan Gajwani, Aashish Solanki, Sumit Dey

8:00 PM, Day Two

Declaration of results

8:30 PM, Day Two

Dinner and beer

Want to know more?

Who is this event for?

This event is only for interface designers. The problems will require design of web and mobile front-ends but submissions will be images only. Front-end developers, visual designers and product designers are welcome to participate, but we will only evaluate you on your UI/UX skills.

Each team would consist of 2-3 participants. You could come prepared with your partner or find one during the day one dinner. Once a team is registered, there will be no change permissible.

What kind of problems statements would be given?

The problem set would have 4 different problems. Each problem would have two parts. One part would require the team to work on a mobile interface while the other would require the team to work on the web interface of the same product (or a close variant). Every participating team would need to attempt only one of the 4 problems.

What would be the deliverables in this competition?

The submissions would need to be interface design. Solutions in HTML/CSS are welcome, but not mandatory. Please note that once submitted no claim on the ownership of the IP so involved would be permissible.

What kind of hardware or software would be provided?

While the venue would have ample paper, markers, whiteboards, bean bags, couches, tea/coffee and wifi, no hardware or software would be provided. Participants are expected to bring their own devices and software.

Are we allowed to stay overnight at the venue?

TLabs is a 24x7 workspace. You are welcome to stay over during this event. There is, however, no facility to take a shower in this building :)

I want to partner. Who do I write to?

Thanks! For the benefits, apart from helping build this awesome design community, please write to Arpit