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Design Jam Chapel Hill
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.
Feel free to contact Jade with questions and queries.
- Jade E. Davis @jadedid
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.
- researching for a trip
- researching for a school project
- attending an event
- unearthing local gems
- sharing interesting parts of your experience with other pr people(friends? strangers?), who may discover these later
- contributing historical information about the site
- taking a virtual tour
- What type of media? Remember, these sites also have large physical archives of information, plus there is a physical “place”
- What kind of platform(s) would make sense?
- How would your solution interact with the location and its components?
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
- Mozilla Labs Concept Series:
- Jade E. Davis: http://jaded.web.unc.edu/2011/03/28/design-jam-chapel-hill/ http://jaded.web.unc.edu/2011/03/28/design-jam-chapel-hill/
- Sarah Riggs: http://www.sarahriggs.com/2011/03/30/design-jam-chapel-hill/ http://www.sarahriggs.com/2011/03/30/design-jam-chapel-hill/
Post Event: Twitter, Photos and Videos
- Final presentation by Team Sevlow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THp8CglWENA
- Please add & tag photos #djch #designjam
Registration is now open!
- Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011
- Time: Doors open at 8:45am
- Venue: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hyde Hall
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):
- City lot, entrances on Rosemary and Church Streets
- City lot, entrance on Rosemary Street
- Bank of America parking deck, entrance on Rosemary Street
- City parking deck, entrance on Rosemary Street
- Morehead Planetarium lot, entrance on Franklin Street
- UNC visitor lot, entrance on Cameron Avenue
- Handicapped restricted parking, entrance through alley on Franklin Street
|[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 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?
- laptop, plus chargers and cables. Mac users: DVI to VGA adapter for the projectors. Wifi is available
- spare power strip if you have one
- whatever tools would make your design better. Flipcharts, pens, markers, brown paper and post-its will be available (we would be happy if you bring some of your own, though), but the rest is up to you.
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.
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Mozilla Labs Concept Series is a hub of community activity to encourage innovation and experimentation for the Web via design and development. Their 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.