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Challenge Summary

Welcome to the CIL CMAP Infographics Design Challenge. In this project, we are looking for your help to design visually interesting infographic about the Broad Institute Connectivity Map 1 algorithm contest to include it in our presentations.

We are looking for Infographics to easily and creatively show a functional, real-world example of crowdsourcing through the CMAP challenge. The infographics will be part of our presentations and possibly our website.

We are really excited to see your designs for this challenge!

Round 1

We would like to review your checkpoint design for the below infographics
Notes.jpg: Any comments about your design for the Client

Round 2

Your final infographic designs for the all the mentioned info
Any updates and refinements from the Checkpoint review

Notes.jpg: Any comments about your design for the Client

CMAP is a collection of genome-wide transcriptional expression data from cultured human cells treated with bioactive, small molecules and simple pattern-matching algorithms. When these elements are brought together, the results enable the discovery of functional connections between drugs, genes and diseases through the transitory feature of common gene-expression changes. For the algorithm challenge, the goal was to maximize the accuracy of the inferred gene expression values, while minimizing the number of the measured gene expressions.

IMPORTANT - Design considerations!!
- These infographic will be used in social media, websites, etc!
- Looking for a infographic that is a combination of text and graphical representation.
- The graphics should convince or compel viewers to understand the purpose of this challenge.
- Infographic Size: 1334 x 768 px (but we are open to your suggestions on what would look best in social media / websites, etc.., so feel free to use a size that would be apt)

A. Infographic 1:
We need a visual showing the stats from the algorithm challenge (number of participants). It should also include the top 10 solvers, their education/occupation/background and field of expertise. We included charts with the information and the .csv file “datadynamic.”
- Think on how best you can show these text within your designs, create a graphic wherever you think it is necessary as we would like it to be visually appealing.

The datadynamic.csv file can be used if you want to reproduce the graphic on slide 5. The file shows the handles of the top scorers and the plot points show {day of challenge, provisional score}. Contestants are ranked in order of performance.

These are the other important data points that need to be included:
Trivial solution - 0.469122
Baseline level - 1
Linear Regression Max - 1.15535

Challenge Statistics:
- 468 registrants
- 88 competitors (made at least one submission)
- 50 new competitors (CMap1 was their first Topcoder challenge)
- 1,166 submissions
- Average of 13.26 submissions per competitor

Solvers’ backgrounds and expertise
- Please grab the data shown in slide 4

Algorithm Provisional Performance:
- We would like to see a graph of the performance of the algorithm

Design Guidelines:
- There are no specific guidelines, please be creative.
- Make it visually engaging.

Below links are only for reference, please DO NOT COPY.[]=infographics%7Cautocomplete%7C1&term_meta[]=design%7Cautocomplete%7C1

Target Audience:
- The CIL team and our partners will be the primary users.
- The audience is people who may not know a lot about crowdsourcing and want to see an actual example.

Judging Criteria:
- How well you represent / convey information in your infographic design.
- Cleanliness of your graphics and design.
- How well it will translate across social media, websites.
- Simplicity of design / strong, clear design concept.

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
All requested contest requirements/screens as JPG or PNG files at 300dpi.

Source Files
All original source files for the submitted design. Files should be created in Adobe Illustrator and saved as layered Ai file OR in Adobe Photoshop as a layered PSD 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 and instructions.

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

  • 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.


2017 TopCoder(R) Open

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
  • Sketch

You must include all source files with your submission.

Submission limit


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