May 20-22, 2022
Sponsored by Figma

About Figmathon

This year’s UX@UW hackathon is a virtual 2 day designathon held on Zoom. We aim to bring together people with diverse skill sets to develop creative solutions that empower and uplift us into brighter and more equitable future.

Our theme for this designathon is - Design the future. Within the past two years, we’ve been through a pandemic, massive protests for justice and equality, the ever increasing number of natural disasters around the world, among others. With some of the life-changing events that have taken place, we encourage you to rethink how you want a more equitable future to look like.

UX@UW invites students and non-students form all backgrounds and identities to join in on this experience to celebrate a more equitable future through our hackathon.

Join the Discord for all hackathon updates and announcements!

Registration is first-come, first-served, so get your tickets today!

social track

A Product/Service That Encourages Or Provides The Opportunity For Equity In Economic, Political, Or Social Issues.

nature track

A Product/Service That Promotes Sustainable Behaviors To Combat The Climate Crisis.

health track

A Product/Service That Ensures A Healthy Lifestyle And Well-Being For All Ages To Increase Sustainable Development.


FRIDAY, May 20

5:00 pm - Facebook Team Formation


9:30 am - Hackers Check-In

10:00 am - Opening Ceremony

11:00 am - User Research Workshop

Host: Simran Singh

12:00 pm - Mentoring

Mentors: Dulce Villanueva (12-2pm), Amy Ogg (12-1pm), Evan Luputra (1-2 pm)

12:00 pm - How to Create a Prototype Workshop

Host: Evan Luputra

4:00 pm - Create & Present a Case Study Workshop

Host: Mehzabeen Malik

4:00 pm - Mentoring

Mentors: Meiliwati Widya Smith (4-6pm), Katherine Manalo (4-5pm)

SUNDAY, May 22

10:00 am - Project Submission

11:30 am - Finalists Announced

12:00 pm - Judging

2:30 pm - Closing Ceremony & Awards


Best Design

This team considers both the UX and UI in their pitch. Their idea comes to life through aesthetic and intuitive visuals. The design is fully functional and showcases thoughtful consideration and intent behind each design decision.

Best Impact

This team hones inclusive and cognizant of a target user group in considering the positive impact of their idea on them. Their idea is innovative and unique but also considers the possible consequences of the design and puts in perspective their product in the context of broad social change.

Best Overall

This team does it all. Their project is aesthetic and functional and promotes positive future of change. Their idea promises feasibility, market potential, and positive impact.


Special shoutout to our judges!

Chad Hall - Design Director at Artefact, Lecturer in HCDE
Justin Hamacher - Director of Product Design and Research at Aduro, Affiliate Faculty in HCDE
Scott D. Mainwaring - Independent Researcher, Affiliate Faculty in HCDE
Parag Nandi - MS HCDE student, Former Lead Designer at Samsung R&D
Steffi Gogoi - Senior UX Designer at ADP, Mentoring HCDE students
Flora May - Senior UX Designer @ Best Buy


to our sponsor Figma, all of our collaborators, and the mentors and hosts. Without you, this event would not be possible.