UXplorer 2021 - Yuj Designs

About UXplorer 2021

Organized by YUJ Designs, UXplorer 2021 offers an excellent platform for students to exhibit their elegant, human-centred product ideas. The purpose is to encourage and promote designs that drive industry growth and enrich human lives. This competition is among the most unique design competitions and participation in UXplorer will furnish you with one of the most desired awards in the UX industry. This design challenge is open to students from around the world.


Design for New Normal

The world post-pandemic has resulted in multiple problems that need solving, and our view of the normalized world has changed. The ideal way to deal with this is to use this crisis as a chance to connect with a more purposeful future. Transformative design has now become the need of the hour.

It describes how our lives changed during this global catastrophe and is also a sustainable response to the same. We need to shift our perspective and find the solutions through creative thinking. Let us use this glitching present as an opportunity to Design for New Normal.

Award Program

Selected by jury of UX experts, the winning entries could win cash prizes up to INR 1,00,000 and get a chance to get the product idea funded by YUJ Designs to make it a reality.

The winners will be announced on 1st September 2021. They will get a chance to virtually meet with other designers from the industry, and interact with the leaders.

Why you should participate?

  • Win cash prizes of up to INR 1,00,000

  • Get a chance to get your product ideas funded

  • Grab an opportunity for Internship at YUJ Designs

  • Gain guidance on your future projects

  • Chance for a 1:1 with the industry experts in a Live webinar

  • Attend YUJ Designs Anniversary event for a chance to connect with a larger design community.

  • Get showcased on YUJ Designs website and social media

  • UXplorer 2021 certificates and winner badge to share on social media with pride

Submission Guidelines

Your design should leverage context, and user-centred methodology to transform business challenges into connected digital experiences across customer ecosystem. It could be a conceptual design or any virtual product, service and mobile application that contributes to the humanity and society as a whole.

Your entry should ideally address the following:

  • What problem are you solving?
  • Who is your target audience?
  • Describe the UX process, methodology, approach, research and testing.
  • Enlist the business, organization or user goals and how these were addressed.
  • Mention notable, unusual, or innovative user experience or digital interaction features and components.
  • Submit your entries from 1st July 2021 onwards. Create an account, login with your credentials and update the project details before the submission deadline.
  • If you wish to submit more than one project, you will need to create another account for the project.
  • Group (more than one person) submissions are accepted. Any one member can create the account.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Originality: of the idea
  • Problem framing: definition, capturing the essence
  • Relevance: of the problem in today’s world
  • User experience: efficient, effective, memorable, learnable, error free, emotions
  • Innovativeness: of the design solution
  • Disruptiveness: challenging the status quo of businesses / industries
  • Impact: comprehensibility and emotional significance
  • Presentation: of the entry and quality of the deliverable
  • Final Recommendation: why does this entry deserve or not deserve an award

Terms and Conditions

  • UXplorer design competition is only for students.
  • The participants should be at least 18 years of age or above.
  • Please note that plagiarized entries will be disqualified immediately.
  • If the submitted entry belongs to a third party, the responsibility of obtaining the permission is solely of the participant.
  • All successful submission entries belong to YUJ Designs.
  • We may publish your entry on our website. Please ensure that it does not breach any third party confidentiality agreement.
  • We do not take any responsibility of any breach of IP confidentiality of the respective client or whomsoever the project belongs to.
  • We will not be liable for any misinterpreted entry, design or content.
  • In case of any issues you can email us at [email protected]

Important Dates

Institutes that have participated in #UXplorer

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UXplorer 2020 Winners

Neel Padia, Aseem Saini and Harsh Soni


"Diabetes Management
in Rural India"
Neel Padia,
Aseem Saini &
Harsh Soni
Vaishnavi Surkutwar

MIT Academy of Engineering

Vaishnavi Surkutwar
Arnav Gupta, Anshita Goel and Snehal Kumar

Delhi Technological University

Arnav Gupta,
Anshita Goel &
Snehal Kumar

UXplorer 2019 Winners

Soham Mohanty, Balgovind Shanbhag and Shantanu thorat

Avantika University

Soham Mohanty,
Balgovind Shanbhag &
Shantanu Thorat
Tejus Nagdev

NID, Gandhinagar

"Hoot Reader"
Tejus Nagdev
Chetan Manda and Anshuman Dhar

IIT, Guwahati

Chetan Manda &
Anshuman Dhar

UXplorer 2018 Winners

Rahul Rabha

IIT Guwahati

Rahul Rabha


Afthab Ali
Abhay Singh, Indra Raj & Ujjawal Gajjar

IIT, Kanpur

Abhay Singh, Indra Raj &
Ujjawal Gajjar
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