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Design Jam London 1
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 London 1 - #djl1
Tickets are free, and are available on Eventbrite from Monday, Nov 8th, 1pm.
Feel free to contact any of the following with questions and queries.
- Johanna Kollmann @johannakoll
- Joe Lanman @joelanman
- Franco Papeschi @bobbywatson
- Desigan Chinniah @cyberdees
What is the ideal interface to track & trace relevant online content, visited across multiple devices and locations? Lets explore how users can quickly and effectively access web content, that they have seen via multiple devices and locations...
Every day people consume megabytes of web content – on a myriad of internet-enabled devices from varying locations. This content is typically re-located through:
Some things to consider:
- What are the typical cues for people to remember and retrieve online content (e.g. colour, keywords, prices, pictures, surrounding context etc.)?
- What are the current pitfalls? Where do users have most problems?
- How can people annotate visited content with additional information (e.g. mind-maps, tags, date/time visited, urls, search engine terms used, group around themes like going on holiday etc.)?
- Can activity be clustered automatically (e.g. time, location, people etc.)?
- Do 3rd party services (de.licio.us, Twitter & Flickr favourites, Facebook likes etc.) have a role in your idea? How do these interact with the rest of the service? Can previous saved content be connected or suggested?
- How can this work on single or multiple devices?
- How does location influence the interface?
- How do you want to expose the service, for example:
- in-built browser UI
- an add-on / extension
- a tool (web-based, widget or app)
- a multi-tool service
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 - OPTIMATES
Team 2 - Personified
Team 3 - Team Trois
Team 4 - FourTeam
Team 5 - The Sharpiest
Team 6 - Fruit Pastiles
Team 7 - SevenHeaven
Team 8 - UXBASTARDS
Team 9 - Bucket
Post Event: Thoughts and Reviews
- Design Jam London 1 Retrospective
- Mozilla Labs Concept Series: http://mozillalabs.com/conceptseries/2010/11/22/50-design-enthusiasts-9-hours-1-challenge/
- Johnny Holland: http://johnnyholland.org/2010/11/20/design-jam-london-1/
- Jan Srutek: http://jansrutek.tumblr.com/post/1639483167/design-jam-london
- Leisa Reichelt: http://www.disambiguity.com/designjam1/
- Eewe Chen: http://www.eewei.com/?p=166
- Fabien Marry: http://www.alphabux.net/2010/11/my-quibbles-with-design-jam/
- Matt Bee: http://www.9web.co.uk/news/182/9web-take-part-in-Design-Jam/
- Boon Chew: http://boonyew.com/interaction/2010/11/21/design-jam-london-my-review/
- Rob Enslin: http://robenslin.com/2010/11/21/design-jam-an-exercise-in-rapid-design-and-collaboration/
- Rafael Luder: http://rafael-lueder.posterous.com/teamwork-and-social-processes-in-design-the-d
- Grant Morrison: http://grantmorrison.posterous.com/design-jam-london-1
- Mariana Mota & James Morris: http://designdevelopmentusability.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/design-jam-london-1-djl1/
Post Event: Twitter, Photos and Videos
- Follow @designjamlondon for more information!
- Hashtag #djl1
- TwitPics http://twitpic.com/search#q=%23designjam&type=mixed&page=1
- Please add & tag photos #djl1 #designjam
- Date: Saturday, 20th November 2010
- Time: Doors open at 8:30am
- Venue: City University London, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB
- Closest Tube: Angel
Directions to venue
The City University campus is quite big, so here's how to find the Design Jam studio:
- Room name - The Northampton Suite – Rooms A, B, C.
- Building name - University Building
You need to sign it at the main desk in the University Building. We'll put up signs for you to find room.
The University Building overlooks Northampton Square:
|[08:30 – 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 – 13:15]||Lunch|
|[13:15 – 14:45]||Design phase: Wire-frame/UI exploration, storyboards, prototypes, guerrilla testing|
|[14:45 – 15:00]||Tea break|
|[15:00 – 16:00]||Continue design phase, prepare final presentation|
|[16:00 – 17:45]||Final presentations|
|[17:45 – 18:00]||Wrap-up and we’re off to the pub|
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 won’t be providing food and drink for you (unless we find some last-minute sponsor). There’s a shop inside the building we’re in at City University, you can buy drinks, snacks and sandwiches there. For lunch, it would be great if you could bring your own, and even greater if you could bring some to share, potluck style.
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.
City University London - providing students, the professions and business with the knowledge and skills essential to the success of London as a world city. Our Postgraduate courses include MSc's for Electronic Publishing and Human-Centred Systems.
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.
Johnny loves interaction. Johnny loves creativity. Johnny loves sharing. And Johnny loves you.
Johnny is an open collective talking, sharing and finding answers about all aspects of interaction design. It’s about you, me, us.