San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
The Global Service Jam: an event where you explore and experience Design Thinking.
Super-charge your creative confidence with a team to make a new service in 48-hours. Be part of the global movement.
In a spirit of experimentation, co-operation and friendly competition, teams will have 48 hours to develop brand new services inspired by a shared theme. The theme will be announced on the Friday night at the event.
You can expect to:
1. Have fun.
2. Build creative confidence through applying design thinking tools and methods.
3. Hone your persuasion, facilitation and collaboration skills with people you meet and choose to work with.
4. Meet new people, make new connections, build a network of like-minded explorers looking for new and better ways to create and deliver value.
5. It's fully catered: Food, Drinks, Snack... COFFEE!
What is a Jam?
A jam is a human-centred design-led hackathon. It uses the musical metaphor of "jamming" together, where a team of individuals who are unrelated come together to make great and new music. In a service design jam, the people are the musicians, their experience and imagination the instruments and the music made: novel products and services they could not create alone.
You will learn to use design-thinking methods to rapidly define and refine your ideas. Moving your ideas from concepts to prototypes. Prototyping is where the magic happens. Prototypes make your concept real in the world. They provide a reference that you can test with each other and with your market. Other people can play with your prototype, ask questions, add features, remove features, help you make something that others will be delighted to use.
Jams are about empathy, collaboration and experimentation. They promote co-design and participation. Come and stretch your understanding of what you are capable of creating in 48 hours.
Be part of a global event with more than 100 cities participating!
Join us for the weekend of 26 to 28 February 2016
This year's Jam will be held at:
Level 5, AMDC Building
Bring your favourite cup or mug … Swinburne Design Factory has a much-loved coffee machine.
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