VanUX Awards Categories

Recognizing the elegance, clarity, innovation, impact, and emotion in the experiences we create.

Award Categories

Based on community feedback, we've made some exciting changes to the 2019 award categories! UX for Business and UX for E-Commerce are two brand new categories for the 2019 Awards, and our UX by Students category will have separate submissions for Individuals and Teams.

And, you'll want to come out to Demo Day, as for the first time that's where the People's Choice voting will happen!

UX for Emerging Experiences

The future is no longer at a distance—wearables, voice experiences, internet of things, bots, virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are already here. These devices and experiences are creating a new opportunity for user experience. This award category allows us to surface the emerging interactions and immersive experiences that our community is creating.

UX for Products

Digital products play an essential role in our everyday lives. We monitor our health, finances, or happiness, use digital apps and services to make our lives easier, connect with others, and to make intentional decisions about our behaviour. This award honours the incredible BC-based products whose digital experiences enrich and engage across a broad spectrum of domains. 

UX for Business

So much of what we do in the workplace depends on technology. These experiences make our work lives more connected, productive, and efficient. From intranets to internal applications, B2B platforms to productivity apps, custom developed to white-labelled standards, this category is for all products that focus on a B2B audience.

UX for Good

Non-profit organizations fill a unique and vital space in the Lower Mainland. Great user experiences are essential to improving the way non-profits work with their partners, communities, and stakeholders. This award recognizes charities and foundations, social campaigns, professional associations, and public sector enterprises. Entrants should demonstrate how they’ve created a user experience that helps a non-profit organization achieve its goals and/or serve its members.

UX by Students - Individual

This category is for student projects created by a single person.

Student projects help to remind the rest of us of what’s possible. This award celebrates the work done in courses, extra-curricular activities, or portfolio projects—provided the solutions were not designed for commercial purposes. To submit for this award applicants must be registered at a B.C. post-secondary institution during the 2018-2019 academic year.

UX by Students - Team

This category is for student projects created by a team of two or more people. 

Student projects help to remind the rest of us of what’s possible. This award celebrates the work done in courses, extra-curricular activities, or portfolio projects—provided the solutions were not designed for commercial purposes. To submit for this award applicants must be registered at a B.C. post-secondary institution during the 2018-2019 academic year.

UX for E-Commerce

E-Commerce sales growth in North America has seen double-digit growth over the past decade. Now a crucial part of most retail operations’ business models. If you can browse it, search it, and buy it online, this category is for you. This category requires that submissions are or were live during the past year (October 2018 to 2019) and include metrics that matter and can demonstrate their impact. No concepts will be accepted.

UX for Marketing

Websites, contests, and marketing-driven campaigns are successful when they create authentic and impactful user experiences for their audiences. Your users are the audiences you seek to inform, guide or influence—and your submission shares this story with us. This category requires that submissions are or were live during the past year (October 2018 to 2019) and include metrics that matter and can demonstrate their impact. No concepts will be accepted.

People's Choice

We ask our local UX community to vote on the best experience from among the finalists, across all categories. Voting will occur in person at our Demo Day event — one more reason to attend!