WYEM Elderly APP Design Competition 2021
App Design Competition
Innovation and Technology Co-creation Centre


The advance of IoT has brought a lot of conveniences to our living, such as shopping, payment, entertainment, information from all sources, etc. They can be easily accessed through different IOS and Android-based Apps today. However, most of those applications are not designed for elderly users.


This competition aims to motivate young talents to develop innovative Apps to enhance the smart life-styles or home automation for elderly users in the smart city.

The key focuses of the Apps are:
 i) to promote the quality and convenience of life in smart home for the elderly users with
consideration of the various issues that they might face in daily living; and

ii) to strengthen interpersonal communications among the public and different elderly age groups.


All current students of Department of Information Technology, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
Max number of students in a group: 5 students
Knowledge in app development is required.
Important Dates:

Application1 Deadline

17:00, 19 Feb 2021

Briefing and Training Session

End of Feb 2021 (tbc)

Proposal Submission2 Deadline

17:00, 21 April 2021

Announcement of Top 10 Teams

Early May 2021 (tbc)

Final Presentation3 and Prize Presentation Ceremony

Mid May 2021 (tbc)

Champion: HK$2,000 cash prize
1st Runner-up: HK$1,000 cash prize
2nd Runner-up: HK$5,00 cash prize

Each member of shortlisted teams will receive a Certificate of Appreciation.

Judging Criteria:

The Apps has to incorporate the essential functionality to address the daily living needs of the elderlies. The prototype of the design will be assessed by the Judging Panel based on the following criteria:

Functionality and Features (25%)
Functions incorporated that facilitate the daily living of an elderly person (by age group)

Interface Design & User Experience (25%)
Interactivity, user-friendliness, usefulness and usability, including ease of comprehension, inputs, and user flow.

Creativity (20%)
How the application differs from other apps in markets.

Feasibility & Sustainability (20%)
Ease of maintenance and expansion
 Demonstration [10%]

Application Method1

Fill in the application form here.

The team leader who submitted the application form will receive an email confirming the submission details and account information. The team can use the account to submit a Powerpoint file, videos and photos to our competition website.

Requirements of Entries2

Participants are required to submit a proposal of the application design in the form of PowerPoint (PPT) to facilitate its understanding such as design concept, applications of technology,  list of functions, user interfaces and user flow and etc.

App prototype in MPEG4 video format, no more than 3 minutes (maximum 300MB), to further illustrate the design and concept behind.

Shortlisted groups will be invited to present with3 a prototype of the Apps on a mobile that provides an interactive mode to demonstrate the flow and functions of the application.


Please feel free to contact Mr. Kenneth Kwan at 2595-2671 or email at kwankaiyin@vtc.edu.hk if you have any questions.