The Dubstech Protothon Wordmark 2020

The Online UX Hackathon

May 6, 2023 – May 7, 2023

Test your rapid prototyping and design thinking skills! Push the limits of your mind to make something amazing.


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How Does it Work?

You’re used to the normal design process – now try it at 10x the speed. The added benefit is NO CODE. JUST DESIGN!

1. Understand the Problem

Pick a prompt from one of our tracks: classic, enterprise, or AI. Each prompt gives you some info, but you’re encouraged to research the problem yourself!

Understand the Problem | Dubstech Protothon 2020
Understand the Problem | Dubstech Protothon 2020

2. Ideate & Sketch Solutions

Once you’ve got a grasp on the problem, sketch out your ideas. Create affinity diagrams, do some card sorting, draw up some mockups – keep iterating, whichever way works best for you!

3. Race to realize it digitally

After you’ve nailed your sketches, bring it up to high-fidelity. Use a prototyping tool like Figma or Sketch or Webflow to convert those drawings into something beautiful and interactive.

Understand the Problem | Dubstech Protothon 2020
Understand the Problem | Dubstech Protothon 2020

4. Submit & Win Prizes!

Submit your prototype and our esteemed judges will judge your work. You might just win a prize!

The Tracks

Select a prompt from any one of the following tracks. The prompts will be released for each track on the day of the event.

Classic Track

Get a chance to focus on crafting a new experience. This could be a feature in an app, a redesigned website, or an entirely new platform! 

Enterprise Track

Design for business! This track focuses on empowering large corporations with the tools they need for daily operations, analytics, and business intelligence.

FemTech Track

Design and build fem tech solutions that help promote gender equity, improve women's health and well-being, and address the gender gap in technology.

AI Track

Leveraging AI is crucial to help solve the complex and mechanical problems faced by organizations and individuals daily.

The Judges

Get an opportunity to get feedback from the best and brightest designers in UX!

Mookesh Patel

Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University

Nafisa Bhojawala

Head of UX, Google Cloud Platform

Stefanie McLaren

Freelance Product Designer

Cameron Luck

Staff Product Designer, Google (Youtube)

Marissa Louie

Head of US Business Development, Moving Brands

Siddharth Naik

Designer 2, Microsoft

Darshil Vora

Product Designer, Rippling

Diana Pop

Senior Product Designer, MGM Resorts

Irem Ozekes

Webflow Developer, Freelance

Max Brettler

Experience Designer, Slalom Build

Rishabh Aggarwal

UI Engineer, Facebook

Grace Ling

Product Designer, Electronic Arts (EA)

Vrishti Bhowmik

Senior Product Designer, Salesforce

Perry Wang

Interaction Designer, ex-Google

Zubin Chopra

Sr. Software Engineer, Linkedin

Amy Durocher

Senior Product Manager, Adobe Photoshop

Chi Chen

Sr. Experience Designer 2, Adobe

Pawan Sevak

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe AI/ML

Surendra Challapalli

Vice President Business System Analysis, Citibank

Sahin Gumus

Senior Designer, Moving Brands

What's Going Down

We will be updating this schedule with workshops. Stay tuned for future announcements.

Day 2

Sunday, May 7 (PST)

Project Feedback Session with Chi, Irem, Zosh
10:00 AM
HCDE at UW Information Session with Kasturi Khanke (Adobe)
12:00 PM
Submit Designs
1:30 PM
Judging Begins
3:00 PM
Design Showcase
3:30 PM
Networking Meetup
4:30 PM
Results + Awards + Closing Notes
6:30 PM

Day 1

Saturday, May 6 (PST)

Opening Ceremony
9:00 AM
Breakout to Design!
9:30 AM
Team Formation
9:30 AM
Designing your Career with Grace Ling (EA, Design Buddies)
10:30 AM
Personal Branding with Marissa Louie (Moving Brands)
12:00 PM
Product Management for UX Designers with Amy Durocher (Adobe)
2:00 PM
Intro to Webflow: Learn how to make blogs & e-commerce websites with Zoshua Colah (
3:00 PM
Building Your Design Network: Practical Tips for New Designers and Students with Irem Ozekes (Webflow Developer)
5:00 PM
6:30 PM

Register Now

Everything we do is free – spots are limited so we recommend you register soon!


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