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New Design Slam: ‘Games 4 Health’ to Kick Off on October 14

UVI’s Innovation Centers will kick off Design Slam: “Games 4 Health” at 2 p.m. on Oct. 14, on the second floor of the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus.  The Design Slam will kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 18, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus. Details on this event will be announced on a later date. This product development competition takes place over three months.

The Slam brings together student teams of two to five from across both UVI campuses to conceptualize, design, build, demo and test health-promoting digital apps, devices, and games that address critical and well-articulated problems in healthcare delivery or public/population health and wellness. The Slam experience is composed of series of events and activities beginning in October and culminating in mid-January. The program deliverable is a functional (“clickable”) demo of the health-promoting digital product. No programming required.  UVI has obtained a site license to software (Invision) which allows the creation of clickable prototype apps and websites without the need to write a single line of code.

The winning team receives $500 each and chance to go to national competition in Utah. The program is open to all UVI students.  For more information contact Dr. Tim Faley at or (340) 693-1310.