The Dubstech Protothon Wordmark 2020

The Online UX Hackathon

February 13, 2021 – February 14, 2021

Test your rapid prototyping and design thinking skills! Push the limits of your mind to make something amazing.


How Does it Work?

You’re used to the normal design process – now try it at 10x the speed. The added benefit is NO CODE. JUST DESIGN!

1. Understand the Problem

Pick a prompt from one of our tracks: classic, enterprise, or valentine's day. Each prompt gives you some info, but you’re encouraged to research the problem yourself!

Understand the Problem | Dubstech Protothon 2020
Understand the Problem | Dubstech Protothon 2020

2. Ideate & Sketch Solutions

Once you’ve got a grasp on the problem, sketch out your ideas. Create affinity diagrams, do some card sorting, draw up some mockups – keep iterating, whichever way works best for you!

3. Race to realize it digitally

After you’ve nailed your sketches, bring it up to high-fidelity. Use a prototyping tool like InVision Studio or Figma or Adobe XD to convert those drawings into something beautiful and interactive.

Understand the Problem | Dubstech Protothon 2020
Understand the Problem | Dubstech Protothon 2020

4. Submit & Win Prizes!

Submit your prototype and our esteemed judges will judge your work. You might just win a prize!

The Tracks

Select a prompt from any one of the following tracks. The prompts will be released for each track on the day of the event.

Classic Track

Get a chance to focus on crafting a new experience. This could be a feature in an app, a redesigned website, or an entirely new platform! 

Enterprise Track

Design for business! This track focuses on empowering large corporations with the tools they need for daily operations, analytics, and business intelligence.

Valentines Track

We know you are already thinking about Valentine’s day, so we’ve made a track just for you! Design a project that will help bring loved ones together.

The Judges

Get an opportunity to get feedback from the best and brightest designers in UX!

Mookesh Patel

Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University

Divya Jindal

Staff Designer, Google

Stefanie McLaren

Product Design Mentor, Pathrise

Yuriy Zaremba

Sr. Product Designer, Facebook

Laura Cruickshanks

Senior Product Designer, Salesforce

Cameron Luck

Sr. Interaction Designer, Google

Nick Robinson

Principal Design Manager, Microsoft

Michelle Yu

Sr. Communications Designer, Blackberry

Elle Chun

Product Designer, Getaround

Arthur Yidi

Product Designer, PagerDuty

Max Brettler

Experience Designer, Slalom Build

Siddharth Naik

Interaction Designer, Oracle

Kerstin Huang

UX Researcher, Highspot

Pranita Lokinendi

Associate Product Designer, Toast

Rishabh Aggarwal

UI Engineer, Facebook

Jason Cho

UX Designer, Google

Danny Nguyen

Software Engineer, Amazon

Shruti Rajagopalan

UX Designer, Amazon

What's Going Down

We will be updating this schedule with workshops. Stay tuned for future announcements.

Day 2

Sunday, February 14th (PST)

Submit Designs
8:30 AM
Judging Begins
9:00 AM
Q&A and Networking with Adobe
Results + Awards + Closing Notes
12:00 PM

Day 1

Saturday, February 13th (PST)

Opening Ceremony
9:00 AM
Breakout to Design!
9:30 AM
Team Formation
9:30 AM
Ideating Good Design Solutions with Eric
10:30 AM
Prototyping in Figma with Zosh
11:30 AM
Next Level Interactions with Adobe
1:00 PM
Personal Branding with Grace Ling
5:00 PM
Game Night
8:00 PM

Register Now

Everything we do is free – spots are limited so we recommend you register soon!


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