Calling all designers, hobbyists and creatives! There is still time to submit your work for the Unreal Engine HMI Design Challenge and receive a VIP subscription to Car Design News

The deadline is fast approaching to submit your work for the Unreal Engine HMI Design Challenge with the first 100 submissions receiving a free VIP subscription to Car Design News. 

The Unreal Engine HMI Design Challenge competition challenges designers and hobbyists to create new concepts that revolutionise traditional human-machine interfaces and provide a glimpse into the future of in-vehicle experiences. 

CDN and Epic Games are asking competition entrants to use the design toolkit to create an  interior that makes a driver feel ‘adventurous, or luxurious, or sporty’. 

The toolkit can be downloaded here and there is a detailed overview in this webinar in which experts from Epic Games talk through how to use the design toolkit.

Car Design News has assembled an elite judging panel to assess your submissions, including:

  • Dr Vadim Melnicuk, Lead Software Engineer, HMI at Lotus Cars

  • Sanya Chadha, Senior HMI UX UI Designer, HMI at Triumph Motorcycles

  • Enrico Moccia, Head of UX/UI Mobility Design Pininfarina

What are the judges looking for? 

The judges will assess how well entrants incorporate a polished HMI into their design, while considering the feeling of adventure, luxury or sport to transport passengers into the cockpit. 

This project is about creative freedom and will be assessed purely on design language, please ensure this is the focus of your work rather than design implementation. 

Who can enter?

Anyone is eligible to submit their HMI concepts regardless of their background or experience in design. Whether you are an architect, artist or gameplay designer by trade, this is a fantastic opportunity to have your concepts reviewed by design leads from some of the world’s most innovative automotive manufacturers.  

While we encourage participants from diverse backgrounds, we want to make sure all entries are judged on an equal playing field. To that end, all participants will be required to use the same design templates for the contest.  

What can you win?

  • The chance to have your concept developed further with a designer from the panel of judges

  • Winning concepts will be featured in prestigious car industry book Car Design Review

  • One year subscription to Car Design News and biannual print magazine Interior Motives 

The deadline for entries is 31 March 2022 

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