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About Design Jams

Design Jams are one-or-two-day design sessions, during which people team up to solve engaging User Experience (UX) challenges. Learn more about Design Jams.

Design Jam Chapel Hill #1

March 26 at UNC Chapel Hill Hyde Hall From 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Local Champion

Feel free to contact Jade with questions and queries.


A way to virtually visit historic sites throughout North Carolina (or around the world).

North Carolina is full of Historic sites. There are 27 in total, four of them located in the The Triangle area (Historic Stagville, Duke Homestead, Bennett Place and The State Capitol). Many people are unfamiliar with these sites or do not live within reasonable travel distance to visit them. Still, their history is important.

How can we create meaningful virtual experiences of these sites?

Keep the focus on: what would be the most essential/engaging part of a virtual experience and might encourage someone to actual come and see more.

Tips: Who are you designing for?

Concentrate on a specific task during their visit.

Practical considerations:


Add your Team Name below and then create a team page including things like team members, their online identities etc. Most importantly document your day outputs as effectively as possible

Team 1 - sevlow

Team 2 - bbens

Team 3 - gumbo

Post Event: Thoughts and Reviews

Post Event: Twitter, Photos and Videos





Registration is now open!

Event Details

Main info


Hyde Hall is located at McCorkle Place on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hyde Hall is accessible from East Franklin Street. Parking is available at several nearby lots (see map below):

Day Schedule

Schedule for Design Jam Chapel Hill
[08:45 – 09:15] Doors open
[09:15 – 10:00] Welcome, team building, design challenge announced
[10:00 – 11:45] Teams start tackling the challenge with a Research & Explore phase
[11:45 – 12:30] Interim presentation/feedback phase
[12:30 – 1:15] Lunch
[1:15 – 2:45] Design phase: Wire-frame/UI exploration, storyboards, prototypes, guerrilla testing
[2:45 – 3:00] coffee break
[3:00 – 4:00] Continue design phase, prepare final presentation
[4:00 – 5:00] Final presentations
[5:00 – 5:15] Wrap-up and off to drinks for those interested


Joyce Rudinsky

Joyce Rudinsky is a new media artist. Her work focuses on the cognitive and perceptual shifts induced by the use of electronic communications. She creates both real and virtual interactive, immersive environments. Rudinsky is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is also the Domain Scientist for Arts and Humanities at the Renaissance Computing Institute and the Associate Director for Digital Arts and Humanities at theInstitute for the Arts and Humanities.

Other Important Info

When will the teams be formed?

Teams will be formed on the day, so don’t worry about that for now. Please think about what skills you contribute, and what you would like to learn – you will need that information.

What’s the design challenge?

There will be one challenge for all teams, that will be announced on the day. No need to prepare anything! It’s not a competition and there is no prize to win.

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.

What do I need to bring?
Food and drink

We will be providing food and drink for you! There will be a light breakfast and coffee. We will also be providing lunch.


The Institute for the Arts and Humanities

at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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