DHS S&T is calling upon innovators to design a better UI for digital wallets that store credentials. DHS’s prize competition is for better Trusted UI for Digital Wallets with a total prize purse of $25,000. The winning designs will be easy-to-use, trustworthy and improve the overall user experience and management of digital wallet-based credentials.
Some DHS operations are using blockchain and distributed technologies to issue and verify credentials using open standards. These systems use credentials that may be issued by DHS and held in a digital wallet. DHS is looking for UI design that supports best practices for visual consistency, ensures security and privacy, is interoperable, and can be integrated with existing back-end processes. The user interface needs to instill confidence in the user of the digital wallet that their online interactions are secure and that the parties they are interacting with are legitimate. The goal of this Challenge is to foster better UIs for digital wallets to be used by DHS and anyone in the community.
Prizes: The challenge is in two stages.
DHS S&T anticipants the total prize pool is $25,000. The Challenge will be conducted in two stages. Stage 1: Up to three (3) finalists will each receive $5,000. Stage 1 finalists advance to Stage 2.
Stage 2: One (1) grand prize winner will receive an additional $10,000 at the conclusion of the Challenge.
Payment of Prizes: Prizes awarded under this Challenge will be paid by DHS S&T and must be received by each entrant via electronic funds transfer. All federal, State, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the finalists and grand prize winner. DHS S&T will comply with the Internal Revenue Service withholding and reporting requirements, where applicable.