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Challenge Summary

Welcome to the TCO20 SEA&O Regional Event "Seed" Design Challenge. This challenge is the first challenge to "place" designers in our bracket-style Rapid UI Design Tournament!

The goal of this challenge is to "seed" the designers (you) into the Rapid UI Design Tournament. Take a look at the design problem and submit your design! We are not expecting the design task in this challenge to take more than an hour.

Showcasing your concepts and skills in this challenge will determine your entrance in the design tournament and who you will initially face one-on-one!

The goal of the provided design problem is to analyze the user experience and provide a design concept and visual solution on how the application might look and work.

At Topcoder we are always pushing you to think about the user, the human experience, and being bold in your design decisions. Take some risks and have fun designing!

ALL TOPCODER DESIGN RULES APPLY. Entries must be your original work, and must not infringe on the copyright or licenses of others. All standard Topcoder Terms, Topcoder Policies apply to this challenge. Your design must be created by you and original to you. You are allowed to be inspired by design research but copying and submitting someone else's designs is against Topcoder policies and will not be tolerated.

RESPECT OTHER DESIGNERS. If you have any doubts ask!

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The goal of this challenge is to design the look and feel of a Tablet touch screen (used in a warehouse).

Problem: A large e-commerce company is having issues quickly packing online orders because not all products have the same size. The company is looking to optimize box usage by designing a mobile (tablet) application that recommends the best packing options:
1.  Quickly identifies how many products an order has
2. Calculates the box dimensions needed
3. Recommend the best box (or boxes) to pack the order

This will help the company to pack faster and reduce costs by using the best optimal box size and quantity to any order.

Note: Sizes/dimensions of items/products are already known. This is essentially a packing recommendation tool. The user will need to make the final judgment (and why it would be on the warehouse floor).

1-Hour RUX Challenge
1) Design a Tablet screen (size is up to you) for use in a warehouse
2) Propose a Dashboard that shows
- Orders (Filter: Paid, On Hold, Cancelled)
- Priority (Free Shipping, Premium Delivery, Next Day, etc.)
- Number of items in the order
- Notes
- Recommendation of the best box (or boxes) to pack the items. (Key is fewer boxes)
3) Once items are packed, update the order status to "ready to ship".

Note: This can be one screen, multiple screens - up to you.
Think of the warehouse worker referencing the app and its recommendations.

Design & Branding Guidelines
  • Design for your idea and what you think the best UX could be.
  • Font usage is up to the designer
  • Color Palette is up to the designer
  • Don't overthink it!

Submission Format Requirements
  • Tablet Screen(s)

Target Audience
  • Warehouse Shipping Managers

Judging Criteria
Your submission will be quickly judged on the following criteria:
  • Good clean UI design
  • Does the UX make sense
  • Originality in your concepts.

Submission & Source Files
Submission File
  • Submit JPG/PNG for your submission files.

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.


2021 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
  • Vector EPS files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar
  • Sketch
  • XD
  • Figma

You must include all source files with your submission.

Submission limit


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