Ideas Factory Winner Announced

After weeks of voting, and over 200 registered votes, the winner of Ideas Factory 2014 has been announced!

Attendees were invited to develop an idea for an educational mobile application, following the process from wireframe right through to marketing campaign.

Five final ideas were selected during the programme, with the teams creating promotional materials to display at a specialist installation in FACT. Alongside these materials were prototypes of each final app concept.

During the special exhibition, visitors, partners and attendees were invited to vote for their favourite app concept.

Huge congratulations go to the team behind the mobile application Ask Us, who have been selected as the winner by public vote!

Mentored by Draw and Code, the team created a brilliant concept to help students struggling with revision and homework.

Labelled as the app ‘for students, by students’ Ask Us features a personal profile for users, and the ability to post questions and ask for help from their peers. With a great design and intuitive interface, the application provides a great user experience.

The team behind Ask Us even considered the need for moderators to ensure content posted on the app is suitable for all users.

Congratulations to all of the young people that attended the Ideas Factory programme, especially to the team members of our runners up; Assessment AssistantBranch OutLeisure for Education and Soup App for their tremendous efforts.

The promotional video created by all the finalists are available to watch over on The Ideas Factory page of our website.

We would also like to give a special mention to our partners, Citrus Suite, Apposing, Draw & Code, Mando, Soop Boop and Black & Ginger who gave up their free time and expertise to come and develop these ideas.

We are truly thankful to them for mentoring the students and hope that they have inspired them to pursue a career in the digital industry.