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Victoria-India Service Design Jam - State of Design Festival

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Register your Expression of Interest
for the
Victoria India Service (Design) Jam
during the
State of Design Festival

July 20 – 22, 2011 Workshop

A few places left for the Jam so if you are interested in learning more about Service Design or just curious and have 2 days to spare Sign Up Now!

Stop Press***** Full workshop participants will get free admission to opening night and 4 day pass to Design Made Trade... So sign up for selection.

As part of ‘Design Embassy’ you are invited to express interest in participation in a two day Service Jam online with Indian Designers to design a service in Social Innovation.

True to the formula for Service Jams as established during the recent Global Service Jam, a brief will be announced ‘real time’ in India and Melbourne and groups of designers will develop and share ideas using rapid prototyping techniques and design processes to provide vibrant and creative solutions to community problems.

The brief is open but thought should be given to design of a potentially deliverable service.

The workshop would constitute attendance at the State of Design Festival opening night party on Wednesday July 20 at the Royal Exhibition Buildings with the venue open for the workshop Thursday and Friday 21 - 22 July then running through to Sunday.

Ideally it is hoped to have the services presented for display publicly on Saturday & Sunday.

Space at the venue is limited so only 20 participants can be accommodated, selection may be necessary based on experience and/or candour. So sign up!

Why should you participate?

As a participant in the Victoria India service jam, you will work through a whole design process in one two day session.
Whether you are experienced or completely new to the field, you will learn more about service design.
You will pick up a load of new ideas and work practices.
You will meet a lot of cool people at all levels of experience.
Your work and ideas will be reviewed by your peers, and presented to the world, where they can be seen by potential customers or employers.
You will design something that may become a real business.
You might get rich and famous.
You will certainly have a blast.

How can you participate?

the rules for participants at the Jam are basic, they are:

Sign up by RSVP in advance, rsvp through Service Design Network or eventbrite orFestival website.
Show up on time.
You'll probably find it useful to follow the Jam on twitter (to be advised)
Bring any special tools you need.
Do not bring a team or an idea. These will form at the Jam.
Do not bring pre-made content. The services developed at the Jam should be new.
Work together in a spirit of conversation and co-operation.
Be prepared to share the results of your work under a Creative Commons license.
Have fun!

Rules above reworked with permission from the GSJam team

Have questions about Victoria-India Service Design Jam - State of Design Festival? Contact Design Providence


Royal Exhibition Buildings
Carlton Gardens
Nicholson Street
Carlton, 3053

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  News and Updates
2011-06-10 21:51:52

Stop Press no. 2

* Name change due to Victorian Government coming onboard to support the event, which will greatly improve the workshop and environment.

** We will be working with the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India's premier design education institution.

*** We have a sponsor seeking to fund Indian Development of the best workshop response. Online Galleries are winners of the Victorian Government Premiers Design Award in 2010 and are committing $10,000 to develop the best concept.

**** Free entry to opening night ($35 value) and registration to attend Design Made Trade at the Royal Exhibition Building for the duration of the 4 day exhibition ($10 value)

Stay tuned for more!



Mark Watson

Design Providence

2011-06-14 17:04:56

Stop Press no.3

Selection of workshop attendees

In order of ensuring the best result for the project, being a service that has potential as a live project we had gone to the Service Design network members in the first instance and have recently extended this to the social innovation networks.

Numbers are building slowly but we are aware of your individual situations and hope to close off applications on July 1, and notify successful applicants directly so as to not inconvenience.

We have had a major Indian public / private group join the Jam in "India - Future of Change" and we hope that this will lead to even more exciting developments and collaborations.

We have also secured sponsorship from Broken Gate wines so we won't have to fight at the bar on opening night for a drink.

I think I have checked the right button and given you the opportunity to link to your blog / websites so we can learn a little more about you.

Thanks for your interest and hope to be in touch soon.


Mark Watson

Design Providence

2011-07-01 15:54:41

A few places left so sign up now!

2011-07-15 18:51:06


A few more spots have been made available!!! 

Drinks on Friday was wild ( I shouted) and a select and dedicated group got familiar with the bureaucracy.

With 4 more sleep to Wednesday night you should be limbering up with calisthenics and healthy diet because you won't have time to eat or excercise with the adrenaline fuelled workload ahead.

Come early onWednesday night (5.30 pm)if you can and ask at the door for your Victoria India Service Design Jam 'exhibitors' pass.

Its cold in Melbourne so rug up for the Jam, we will providde sandwichesfor lunch both days and Will wil administerthe back rubs.


Mark Watson

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