Participants visit domain experts from the chosen theme and discuss challenges and areas where solutions can add value.

  • Capture assumptions, research and analyze existing solutions
  • Develop insights into current solutions & draft ideas to define problem statements


Participants discuss and explore all ways to address the problem. Facilitators with expertise in product design are invited to facilitate the participants.

  • Iterate quickly on all possible solutions at a high level
  • Sketch solutions on whiteboards and paper
  • Determine assumptions to be addressed

Design Thinking

Design solutions

Participants converge onto feasible ideas and chart down time required for ideas.

  • Exclude solutions with limitations
  • Draft a blueprint of the most feasible solution
  • Narrow down on the resources required, the roadmap & timeline


Gather resources required to build a prototype for testing

  • Chart down what you require from the design
  • Procure resources from various sources
  • Communicate need for other resources

Collaborate and start building

Plan outcomes to be achieved in the time given

  • Build a prototype that satisfy the minimum requirements
  • Report on learnings from testing of the prototype
  • Plan for moving beyond the prototype


Teams present their prototypes

Participants demo their final proof of concept prototypes through presentation. If there is a jury, they evaluate the solutions here. An additional time for Q/A can also be allotted but time is limited to keep it precise.

Receive constructive feedback from others

An essential component of the Devthon format is to provide a forum to help the proof of concepts to be improved. Participants are encouraged to talk about others’ prototypes to help them improve.