Who should complete the application task (formerly Creative Task)?

If you live in one of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Faroe Islands), you must submit an Application Task in order to apply for a free seat. The Application Task 2018 is applicable to applicants for the following programs:

- Digital Media Creative, Stockholm, start August 2018
- Motion Creative, Stockholm, start August 2018
- Design Lead, Stockholm, start August 2018
- Content Developer, Stockholm, start August 2018
- Business Developer, Stockholm, start August 2018
- Motion Creative 2 year, Karlskrona, start August 2018
- Digitial Media Creative, Karlskrona, start August 2018

 

International Applicant?

Applicants from outside the Nordic region who are applying to the above-mentioned programs do not have to submit an Application Task. Please click here for further information.

 

Application task 2018 - Life hack

For this year’s application task for the full-time programs at Hyper Island in Sweden, we invite you to create your own life hack solving a problem you experience in your everyday life.

SUBMIT YOUR TASK AND APPLICATION

Background

Hyper Island designs learning experiences that challenge individuals to grow and stay competitive in an increasingly digitized world. We believe that in order to thrive at Hyper Island you need to be interested in solving problems; big or small, for yourself, for others, or for the businesses you’ll work with during your time at school. 

A great example of problem-solving is Life Hacking - in which an everyday problem is addressed by combining existing elements (tools, services, products or technologies) to create a solution. Life Hacks can be genius shortcuts or fun distractions - but have the benefit of being a solution relying on things you already have access to.

For your application to the full-time programs starting in 2018 in Sweden, we want you to submit your own life hack as your application task.

HERE'S WHAT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO:

1. Identify and formulate an everyday problem that you would like to solve. 

2. Create a Life Hack to solve your problem. One or more of the elements of your hack must be a technology or a digital service.

3. The Life Hack must be functional - meaning that you need to include documentation of how it can be used and explain how it works so that we might test it.

Document your Life Hack, your thinking behind it and submit it as your Application Task.

SUBMITTING YOUR TASK

Present your task in whatever format you find suitable - it can be anything: PDF, text doc, video, website, powerpoint presentation and anything in between. (Acceptable formats include: MP4, MOV, PDF, URL, ZIP, JPG, or PNG.) There are no rules on how to present your task other than that it must not take more than 5 minutes to review. The application should be presented in English.

You only need to submit one Application Task in your application, even if you are applying to more than 1 program.

EVALUATION CRITERIA 

Your Application Task is reviewed and scored against two criteria: your ability to innovate and your ability to communicate your idea. You can score a maximum of 5 points overall.

  • Innovation is determined by the idea, its feasibility, and originality and can score up to 3 points.
  • Communication is determined by how effectively you present your idea and its ease of understanding for the audience and can score up to 2 points.

DEADLINE 

Deadline to submit your full application, including this task is April 5th 2018 at midnight.

SUBMIT YOUR TASK AND APPLICATION

HELPFUL RESOURCES

JOIN THE SUPPORT GROUP ON FACEBOOK

Connect with past and current students and get help to solve your task.

Join fellow applicants as well as former and current students in the Application Task support group on Facebook to discuss, share, and feedback. 

JOIN THE APPLICATION TASK SUPPORT GROUP

JOIN A SUPPORT EVENT

In a workshop format, we will guide you through a simple idea-generation method that will kickstart your creative process. We will also be on-hand to answer any questions you might have.

Available dates:

Stockholm -  January 10th, 16:00-20:00 - Free Ticket
Online - January 23rd, 13:00-14:30 - Free Ticket
Online - February 23rd, 10:30-11:30 - Free Ticket
Stockholm - March 6th, 17:00-21:00 - Free Ticket
Online - March 23rd, 13:00-14:00 - Free Ticket

READ MORE ABOUT THE EVENTS

READ MORE ON LIFE HACKING

Hyper Island alumni Simone Giertz is the Queen of Shitty Robots - with an approach to technology that inspires makers across the world to step up and create everyday robots that solve problems, big and small. In Simone’s case, it could be anything from a Tooth Brush helmet to a Popcorn Machine.