FYI: DHS SVIP Sponsors a Prize Competition for User Interface for Digital Wallets

Hello Everyone,


This is targeted at UI/UX folks who want to improve the interaction experience of Holders working with digital wallets in the W3C Verifiable Credentials ecosystem.

We are requiring that the winner provide their final deliverables in a manner that allows the community to use / leverage / update / re-mix that work, whether for commercial or non-commercial purpose, so that it helps move the ecosystem forward as a whole.

The use case that they need to demonstrate is ... "A U.S. Permanent Resident (the Holder) seeking employment is asked by her prospective employer to digitally present her University Degree from the Great American University and her Permanent Resident Card (PRC) from the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) as part of her employment application.  She uses her digital wallet to obtain those credentials and present them to the employer."

... which should incorporate:

  *   Multiple credentials from different issuers
  *   Multiple credentials being managed within a single wallet
  *   Selective disclosure of credential information under the control of the Holder
  *   Verifiable Claims Request and Presentation of Multiple Credentials to a Verifier

Would appreciate if you could make the folks in your network, who may have the relevant skillset, aware of this competition.

Best Regards,


Anil John
Technical Director, Silicon Valley Innovation Program
Science and Technology Directorate
US Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC, USA

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News Release: DHS S&T Launches New Prize Competition for User Interface for Digital Wallets<>

WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate<> (S&T) is calling upon innovators to design a better user interface (UI) for digital wallets. DHS's new 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.

"We are working with DHS customers that are implementing standards-based, decentralized credentialing systems such as those for issuing digital Permanent Resident Cards," said Anil John, Technical Director of the DHS S&T Silicon Valley Innovation Program<> (SVIP), the Challenge sponsor. "From an implementation perspective, it is important for those UIs to support best practices for ease of use and visual consistency, while supporting interoperability, security, and privacy. We think there are graphical designers that can help with designing UIs for digital wallets that are part of these systems, that could be used not just by DHS, but anyone in the community working on standards-based verifiable credentials."

The Challenge<> takes place in two stages. In the first stage, contestants are asked to submit<> their design proposals for UIs by October 15, 2020. A judging panel from DHS and other Federal partner representatives will evaluate the entries and select at least three finalists to advance to Stage 2 of the Challenge<>. Each finalist will be awarded $5,000.

Stage 1 finalists will also be announced and participate in an outreach event. At that event, the finalists will explain their designs and interact with standards bodies, DHS Components, and other potential U.S. government customers. The event will be virtual and feature discussions with the government community and World Wide Web Consortium Credential Community Group<>. The discussions will provide the finalists domain expertise and insight into application integration and standards-based digital wallet implementations.

In Stage 2, the finalists will refine their designs and compete for an additional $10,000 grand prize. The judging panel will select a grand-prize winner in December. "Our hope is that technical community is able to use, build upon, and remix the design of UIs resulting from the Challenge<>," said Anil.

"This is the first time DHS has done a design challenge. We want to do more challenges like this and award prize money even faster to those who have a great idea or technology. The beauty about prizes is that almost anyone can win - from citizen inventors and startups, to small or large corporations," said Kathleen Kenyon, DHS S&T Prize Program Manager.

For more information and instructions to enter the Challenge<>, visit the DHS S&T Prize website<> and see the official announcement on<>.

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Received on Monday, 14 September 2020 16:48:20 UTC