The idea behind the challange is to:
1. Find a usability problem – badly designed products or experiences are good examples
2. Design a solution – fix it, don’t whine about it
3. Get in touch with a person who can help solve it.
To take part in this year’s challenge you’ll need to find a problem, design a solution and share it on the 1st of August.
The poll on the front page indicates Government services running a close second to banks in terms of issues that need a usability overhall. To share what others are working on the usability challenge team has also set up a google group and facebook page (400 members and counting).
It seems to me the types of people that are looking to participatie in this would make ideal partners on other government led initiatives.