Technology Riot Games, IDEO crowns winners of inclusive design challenge

Riot Games, IDEO crowns winners of inclusive design challenge


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Riot Games has announced the 10 winners Designing for Digital Thriving Challenge. Designers were challenged to propose solutions that would help make online and digital spaces places where people can be themselves and thrive.

The developer partnered with IDEO, the Fair Play Alliance (FPA), and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop to run the contest. This collaboration was created with the aim of building inclusive and healthy online communities both now and in the future.

Proposals had to fit the themes of ‘designing for marginalized voices’, ‘promoting healthy and resilient digital spaces’ and ‘building a future for children and families’. Each entry was judged by subject matter experts from technology, design, education and gaming. They used a rubric to evaluate whether projects were relevant, doable, accessible and equitable, impactful and creative.

After narrowing down the 179 proposals to just 25, these finalists were able to meet with mentors and refine their ideas before the final round. From there, winners were chosen and awarded $50,000, $10,000, or $5,000 for their work.

$50,000 grant recipients

$10,000 grant recipients

$5,000 grant recipients

In line with this challenge, Riot Games has stepped up its not-for-profit efforts with several charitable projects supported by its Social Impact Fund.

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