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Challenge Summary

Welcome to Big Blue Learn and Earn Mobile Design Challenge. In this challenge, we would like to gamify an existing mobile training app with additional game elements including: sound, animation, graphics, game play, and other game design.

Round 1

For your R1 deliverables please submit the following screens:
1) Splash Screen Page
2) Login page
4) Training Challenge Details Page
5) Quiz Page

- If you have time - please provide us with a click map for your design.
- Readme.jpg: Provide notes about your submission.
- Make sure all pages have correct flow! Use correct file numbering. (00, 01, 02, 03)

Round 2

Final Design plus any Checkpoint feedback:
1) Splash Screen Page
2) Login page
3) Training Challenges Page
4) Training Challenge Details Page
5) Quiz Page
6) Leaderboard Page

- If you have time - please provide us with a click map for your design.
- Readme.jpg: Provide notes about your submission.
- Make sure all pages have correct flow! Use correct file numbering. (00, 01, 02, 03)

Application Description:
The average consultant doesn’t have time for extended training but knows she needs to keep her knowledge current.  She keeps her smartphone with her 22 hours per day. This app sends her training throughout her work day in short 3-5 minute training/quiz sessions.

We need [topcoder] to gamify this existing app.  Add more gaming elements to the app including but not limited to: sound effects, animation, characters, graphics, badges, and other gaming design features.

Note:  We don’t have any branding guidelines; so feel free to suggest the colors.

Required Screen Sizes:
- Tablet Standard Size: 780px x 1024px
- Mobile Standard Size: 320px x 480px OR iPhone 6 Size: 750px x 1334px

Supporting Documents:
- Current Application (meet-ashley.ppt)

Design Goals:
- Think how quickly the user can find what he is looking for?
- The application should be easy to use.
- Think simple but effective solutions!
- We are looking for Modern mobile designs including best UI practices, make sure the application is visually appealing.
- We are looking for a responsive design to adapt to different smartphones screen sizes and resolutions. 

User Flow:
- Ashley signs up for training challenge.
- Ashley is sent several training videos and questions over the course of the training challenge.
- Ashley answers the questions and gets points.
- Points are added to a leaderboard.
- The top 5 on the leaderboard are given points to purchase items in the company catalog.

Storyboard Requirements:
- We would like you to suggest features/screens that this app should incorporate:

1) Splash Screen Page:
- The user opens the application and sees a branded splash screen.
- Featured training challenges animate in.
- My challenges animate in (the ones you already registered for before)
- The user clicks on sign up button to see the available training challenges.

2) Login page:
- Ask for IBM Intranet ID and Password.

3) Training Challenges Page:
- The user can see a list of training challenges to sign up for, and selects a training challenge.

4) Training Challenge Details Page:
- The user is sent several training videos and reading materials over the course of the training challenge.
- The user can:
-- Review learning materials.
-- Skip learning materials to quiz page.

5) Quiz Page:
- In this page the user can answer questions about the training material and get points.
- The user can return to quiz page after a break.
- Quiz will be in form of multiple-choice answers.
- Current answer selection highlighted.
- Countdown timer with urgency styling.
- Click to confirm finishing the quiz and view results.

6) Leaderboard Page:
- Users will be ranked in order from first to last.
- Total points will be presented numerically and graphically.
- User can scroll to view full leaderboard.
- User data will always be visible (Fixed at bottom)

- Keep things consistent; all graphic styles should work together.

Target Audience:
- Consultants and Sellers, but open to all IBM employees.

Judging Criteria:
- Cleanliness of your graphics and design.
- Creativity, user experience and ease-of-use around exploring the org chart is key to the success as it must be engaging to the employee.
- The client is looking for an engaging, fun experience.  We want to encourage people to take training and enjoy it!
- Consider existing gaming apps -- Sky Journey was one created by another company for a similar purpose, for example.   
- “Simple to learn, impossible to master”, Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari)

Submission & Source Files:
Preview Image
Please create your preview image as one (1) 1024x1024px JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72dpi and place a screenshot of your submission within it.

Submission File
Submit JPG/PNG for your submission files.

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

Final Fixes
As part of the final fixes phase you may be asked to modify your graphics (sizes or colors) or modify overall colors. We may ask you to update your design or graphics based on checkpoint feedback.

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.

How To Submit

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  • 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.


2015 topcoder Open

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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.

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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.


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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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