Welcoming Spaces Challenge

Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov. 4, 2022

Our physical and non-physical environments play an important role in how we interact with our surroundings. This dynamic is especially critical to student and academic success. Make an impact right here in your University community by participating in the Welcoming Spaces Challenge!

Register today!

What is design thinking?

Design thinking is a human-centered problem-solving process that examines how people engage with a space or a product. It’s an iterative, hands-on approach to creating innovative solutions. Learn more.

This challenge gives student teams the opportunity to use this method as they analyze University spaces and present solutions to make them more welcoming for our campus community. Along the way, students will receive instruction from faculty member and Managing Director of Doman Studios, Cord Bowen.

Info Session

Have questions? Join us via Zoom to learn more about the challenge.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022
4 p.m. MDT via Zoom

Register for Info Session

Entry Requirements

  • All University of Utah undergraduate students are welcome to participate
  • Teams should be made up of a minimum of 2 but no more than 5 students
  • Don’t have a team? We’ll assign you as available. Contact Maya Jolley for more information.

Challenge Dates

Teams will work closely with the Goff team and Cord Bowen, Managing Director of Doman Studios.

  • Session One: Observational Research
    Nov. 7, 2022, 4 p.m.
  • Session Two: Crafting Solutions
    Dec. 5. 2022, 4 p.m.
  • Session Three: First Round Proposals
    Jan. 17, 2023, 4 p.m.

Final Presentations and Awards

Finalists will present their proposals during Eccles Inclusion Week.

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023
1:30 p.m.

Prize money will be awarded to the top three teams!