These days the internet is so littered with hyperimaginative cell phone concepts that chances are some of you reading this are responsible. So, question is: Can you get your concept board down to a single page?
If you can, you stand to win a pretty kick-ass first prize of US $20,000 and a Wacom tablet and $500 worth of Autodesk software. Korean electronics giant LG is teaming up with Autodesk to sponsor the Design the Future competition, which asks you to
Predict what's next. What do you think the next generation of mobile phones should work or look like for the U.S. market in the next 2 to 3 years? We are asking for your help. We're NOT looking for a long list of specs or phone ideas that already exist. We're looking for a cool new concept or "big idea" supported by usage scenario and user experience illustrations.
We're allowing only ONE page per submission (1024 x 3072 pixels). Within this page you will need to visualize your concept phone as well as any relevant usage scenarios that help to explain the benefits of your idea....
We like the one-page limitation, as the challenge then becomes as much about storytelling as it is about design. And even if you don't take first prize, second and third ain't bad--with $10,000 and $5,000 plus software--and 37 more people will get $1,000 for an honorable mention.
Unlike a lot of design comps we've seen, the briefing page for this one actually contains a lot of useful information, like "Things to avoid doing" and "Four tips for success." Check it out here.