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Challenge Summary

Welcome to the OpenWARP GUI Application Design Challenge! For this challenge we are looking to design the look and feel of the OpenWARP application. This will be a web based application.

We will be providing you with basic direction and are looking for you to help us design the application user experience.

Round 1

Submit your design for a Checkpoint feedback:
1. Landing Page
2. Meshing/preprocessing
3. Simulation
- Notes.jpg: Any comments about your design for the Client
- Make sure all pages have correct flow! Use correct file numbering. (00, 01, 02, 03)

Round 2

Final Design plus any Checkpoint feedback:
1. Landing Page
2. Meshing/preprocessing
3. Simulation
4. Postprocessing
5. Visualized Model
- Notes.jpg: Any comments about your design for the Client
- Make sure all pages have correct flow! Use correct file numbering. (00, 01, 02, 03)

About Project:
The WEC-Sim code currently being developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory, utilizes a modular structure that allows different physics (e.g. hydrodynamics) and device components to be simulated in separate modules. This code structure enables individual code modules to be developed independently, provided the interface requirements for the modules are well defined. Modules will be developed by the WEC-Sim team and through the use of code competitions that leverage the coding expertise of the worldwide development community. In addition, existing open-source and commercial simulation capabilities will be leveraged where possible to quickly produce a WEC simulation capability. Learn more about the project here.

Challenge Goal:
The goal of this challenge is to create a web based application for our users, the application should allow the user of the OpenWARP/Nemoh BEM code to mesh, run, and post process simulations all from within the same GUI.

Style Theme:
- We'd like to have a clean and simple design. See this board for some ideas to get you started on thinking about creating a clean, modern, dark UI:

- Open to Designers

Screen Size:
- Desktop: 1024px and height as required.

Supporting Documents:
- EERE Logos (
- Mesh Generator Settings (
- Visualizations examples (
- Nemoh User Input Settings (

Required Screens:
1) Landing Page
- What quick information can be displayed on homepage to explain the application?
- We are looking for 3 tabs solution, how can we display them?

2) Meshing/preprocessing Tab
- Users should be able to upload the CAD/STL geometry files.
- Users should be able to specify mesh settings (
-- infile
-- outfile
-- maxh
-- minh
-- fineness
-- grading
-- usetolerance
-- tolerance
- Users should be able to launch paraview to view the mesh geometry, so we need a “Run” or “Execute” button.

3) Simulation Tab
- Users should be able to specify Nemoh settings (
Those group of settings are called a Body:
-- Name of mesh file
-- Number of points and number of panels
-- Number of degrees of freedom
-- Surge
-- Sway
-- Heave
-- Roll about a point
-- Pitch about a point
-- Yaw about a point
-- Number of resulting generalised forces
-- Force in x direction
-- Force in y direction
-- Force in z direction
-- Moment force in x direction about a point
-- Moment force in y direction about a point
-- Moment force in z direction about a point
-- Number of lines of additional information
- Design it to allow these parameters to be input for up to 10 bodies
- User should be able to execute Nemoh, so we need a “Run” or “Execute” button.

4) Postprocessing Tab
- Users should be able to convert the Nemoh output to a format that can be read by paraview.
- Users should be able to launch paraview to view and process the results, so we need a “Run” or “Execute” button.

5) Visualized Model
- When the user clicks launches the paraview he will be able to see the visualized model in this page.
- Please use ( for visualizations examples.

Target Audience:
- Users of the OpenWARP Application.

Judging Criteria:
- How well you plan the user experience and capture your ideas visually
- Cleanliness of your graphics and design.
- User Experience.

Submission & Source Files:
Preview Image
Create your preview image as one (1) 1024x1024 JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72dpi and place a screenshot of your submission within it.

Submission File
Please upload PNG images in a zip file with all requested contest requirements stated above. Number your files (01, 02, 03, etc) this will help review them in order.

Source Files
All original source files of the submitted design. Files should be created in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator and saved as layered PSD/AI files.

Final Fixes
As part of the final fixes phase you may be asked to modify your graphics.

Please read the challenge specification carefully and watch the forums for any questions or feedback concerning this challenge. It is important that you monitor any updates provided by the client or Studio Admins in the forums. Please post any questions you might have for the client in the forums.

Stock Photography

Stock photography is not allowed in this challenge. All submitted elements must be designed solely by you. See this page for more details.

How To Submit

  • New to Studio? ‌Learn how to compete here
  • Upload your submission in three parts (Learn more here). Your design should be finalized and should contain only a single design concept (do not include multiple designs in a single submission).
  • If your submission wins, your source files must be correct and “Final Fixes” (if applicable) must be completed before payment can be released.
  • You may submit as many times as you'd like during the submission phase, but only the number of files listed above in the Submission Limit that you rank the highest will be considered. You can change the order of your submissions at any time during the submission phase. If you make revisions to your design, please delete submissions you are replacing.

Winner Selection

Submissions are viewable to the client as they are entered into the challenge. Winners are selected by the client and are chosen solely at the client's discretion.


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Challenge links

Screening Scorecard

Submission format

Your Design Files:

  1. Look for instructions in this challenge regarding what files to provide.
  2. Place your submission files into a "" file.
  3. Place all of your source files into a "" file.
  4. Declare your fonts, stock photos, and icons in a "Declaration.txt" file.
  5. Create a JPG preview file.
  6. Place the 4 files you just created into a single zip file. This will be what you upload.

Trouble formatting your submission or want to learn more? ‌Read the FAQ.

Fonts, Stock Photos, and Icons:

All fonts, stock photos, and icons within your design must be declared when you submit. DO NOT include any 3rd party files in your submission or source files. Read about the policy.


All submissions are screened for eligibility before the challenge holder picks winners. Don't let your hard work go to waste. Learn more about how to  pass screening.

Challenge links

Questions? ‌Ask in the Challenge Discussion Forums.

Source files

  • Layered PSD files created in Adobe Photoshop or similar
  • AI files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar

You must include all source files with your submission.

Submission limit

5 submissions

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