With support from Mozilla Labs and City University London, we're happy to announce that the first London Design Jam will take place on the 20th of November.
Tickets are free, and available on Monday, Nov 8, 1pm.
Follow @designjamlondon on Twitter.
What is a Design Jam?
Design Jams are one-day design sessions, during which people team up to solve engaging UX challenges.
While conferences and talks are very popular in the UX community, we don't have many events for actual collaboration, like the 'hackdays' enjoyed by the development community. Design Jams get designers together to learn from each other while working on actual problems. The sessions champion open-source thinking and are non-profit, run by local volunteers.
Who should attend Design Jams?
Anybody who would like to practice their research, brainstorming, sketching or collaboration skills. Interaction designers, UX researchers, Information Architects, web and graphic designers. Students and experienced practitioners.
What happens at a Design Jam?
On the day, attendees assign themselves to a group based on the skills they contribute and what they’d like to learn. (Instead of the session grid well-known from barcamps, Design Jams use a 'team grid'). The teams are giving a design challenge that they tackle by doing research, sketching, guerilla testing and other UX techniques.
Teams share their process and ideas halfway through. The day finishes with final presentations. Outcomes could be a prototype, sketches, storyboards or videos - whatever communicates the idea best.
What happens to the ideas we come up with?
To facilitate the free exchange of ideas, all outputs, visualizations and other contributions you make during the day must be contributed under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license.
All materials will be shared on the Design Jam wiki, and teams will have to write a short blogpost about their design process and idea.
About Mozilla Concept Series
The Mozilla Labs Concept Series is a hub of community activity to encourage innovation and experimentation for the Web via design and development. Our aim is to
provoke thought, share ideas, facilitate discussion, and inspire the
future vision of the Mozilla project, Firefox, and the Web as a whole.
Follow us on Twitter for latest news and updates: @MozConcept
About City University London
City University London - providing students, the professions and business with the knowledge and skills essential to the success of London as a world city.
Computing and Information Science staff and students benefit from state-of-the-art premises in City University London's historic College Building. Located in the heart of London, our approach to education draws on more than 100 years of tradition.
The purpose-built space includes specialist teaching rooms, a SAP Product lab and a high-tech Human Computer Interaction Design lab supported by The Vodafone UK Foundation.
London Design Jam team
Desigan Chinniah @cyberdees
Johanna Kollmann @johannakoll
Joe Lanman @joelanman
Franco Papeschi @bobbywatson