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Design Thinking Competition: The Fight to End Homelessness

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California State University Fullerton

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The Problem: Homelessness

Homelessness is a Wicked Problem, affecting thousands of communities across the country. 565,000 people in the United States are homeless, with 140,000 being children. In Anaheim alone, there are about 5,000 homeless people.

The Competition: Design Thinking for Affordable and Dignified Tiny-Homes

Push Humanity Forward, Inc. is proud to announce a Design Thinking Competition for Affordable and Dignified Tiny-Homes. Encouraging innovation, raising awareness, and build affordable and dignified tiny-homes that can be used to address this emergency situation.

The grand prize to the competitors with the strongest submission is $10,000 in cash!

Wait, what is Design Thinking?

Don't fret! You don't have to be an graphics design major or an architect to participate in this event. Design Thinking is a methodology used to solve complex problems, and find desirable solutions for users. A design mindset is not problem-focused, it’s solution focused and action oriented towards creating a preferred future. Design Thinking draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore possibilities of what could be—and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user.

Who is the Design Thinking Competition For?

It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from or what skill level you are in, this competition is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including...

  • students from colleges, universities, and even high schools
  • professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills
  • design and architecture firms
  • aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs
  • professors
  • designers of all types
  • non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.)
  • passionate individuals
  • and many more!

So, you just need to be able to bring yourself, your passion and your creativity to the table!

OK, I'm in. What's next?

Visit www.pushhumanityforward.com for the complete competition rules and deadlines. Here's a brief competition breakdown:

  • You need to register as an individual or a team by October 22, 2017 on Eventbrite. This will automatically save you a spot for demo day. Registrations after October 22 will NOT be accepted. You can still register to go see the exhibits on Demo Day but you cannot compete.
  • You/Your team have to submit deliverables (full list of deliverables is found on the website) before Demo Day
  • Judges will score your designs and a top 5 will advance to the next round for a chance to win $10,000!

Once you register for the event, an email will be sent out to you with more details about the competition. You can also email us at info@pushhumanityforward.com for any questions, comments or feedback.


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