What is TAPS Challenge?
TAPS Challenge is a problem-solving platform and social innovation concept that is being designed to facilitate community solutions design and development. It helps economically, geographically and socially excluded communities, design and build technology solutions to meet the biggest challenges across industries, with a specific focus on STEAM to help solve real 21st Century problems.
As part of our Expo Live 2020 projects we have partnered with Skill Exchange Makerspace and offered our expertise in the field to help make the TAPS challenge happen.
The first event took place from the 15th to 21st of July 2019 and was a great success with more events to follow.
The TAPS Challenge event ran over the course of a week and was structured into set days for different aspects of the challenge.
Day 1 was induction day. Participants were introduced to the challenge.
Days 2 – 5 were all about ideas and design. Over these 4 days the participants had the opportunity to discuss ideas, ideate and prototype their designs before presenting them for selection for the TAPS Challenge event.
Days 6 and 7 were the TAPS Challenge event itself. Here participants designed proof of designs.
Day 1: Introduction, Preparation & Participant Screening
Design the Solution
Day 2: Empathize & Define
Day 3: Ideate
Day 4: Prototype & Testing
Day 5: Product pitch and prototype selection
TAPS Challenge Event I: Alpha Phase Workshop (Making)
Day 6: Proof of concept prototype
Day 7: Appearance Prototype