Dundee Global Service Jam 2017
Dundee Service Jam returns to challenge you to commit just 48 hours of your life to designing with a difference!
This event is part of the Global Service Jam initiative, so the Dundee Service Jam will join people jamming in upwards of 100 cities, across countries worldwide.
Four years ago, Dundee hosted the 9th largest jam in the world, with more attendees than either Los Angeles or New York, and was the biggest jam in Scotland, second to London in the UK. The main aim of the weekend is to have fun in a creative way! Weekends often provide a much needed break from the working week, so we advise you not to think of this as work. Instead envisage an action-packed design adventure. We will connect with a number of the global design jams during the weekend and by the end of the jam you will have the chance to present your design ideas to the world! Everyone is welcome to join the Jam!
The Dundee Service Jam would like to welcome a diverse group of people (designers, makers, service experts, professors, business people, teachers, hackers, artists, illustrators, musicians, students, friends and family), to form teams with mixed skill sets and work together to create real-world prototypes which can make a little difference… or perhaps a big difference. Your familiarity with design is not important, as you will be guided through the process by our facilitators throughout the weekend and we have created different ticket types - so simply choose the one that you identify with most.
Weekend Programme Jammers will get to connect with a number of the other global design jams, take part in design skills workshops and games, listen to short talks by inspiring speakers, meet some exciting new faces and design a project to present to the world. The full details of the weekend programme are still being refined, but check our website for updates on speakers and workshops that will feature in the weekend. Mentors You will get to work with some great mentors. We also have two enterprise mentors - who will be looking specifically at how ideas can be developed into commercial or social enterprises: yet to be confirmed Venue This year's jam is taking place in the Vision Building where you will find plenty of space to spread out and work as well as access to some of the Makerspace’s prototyping tools and equipment. Parking is not provided.
I'm sold! What do I need to bring? Your ticket price includes... materials, pens, post-its, prototyping material, access to the facilities of Dundee Makerspace, use of one of the best working spaces in Dundee.... Food...
Friday: Dinner | Saturday: Breakfast, fruit and snacks over lunch, dinner with wine and beer | Sunday: Breakfast, fruit and snacks over lunch - and throughout the jam soft and hot drinks. However, we would ask you to bring:
•Your energy, passion and enthusiasm.
•You favourite mug. (We want you to feel at home)
•Things that you will want to use during the jam (laptop, camera, pens, materials, transport, sewing machines, musical instruments...).