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Design Jam London 2
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 2 - #djl2
Tickets are free, and are available on Eventbrite from Monday, Feb 7th, 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
Design a mobile service to help visitors to London 'become local' - to discover and connect with the city in a meaningful way.
Every day people visit London for the most disparate reasons. Lots of them are unfamiliar with the city, and would like to act, think and feel like a local (the way they move around, the places they go, the people they meet, the coffee they drink… ). How can we help them on the go? What are the mobile services we could provide them with?
Keep the focus on: how would they become familiar with the city, how do they cease being a tourist and start feeling like a local?
- Who are you designing for?
- Concentrate on a specific task during their visit to London.
- attending an event (Olympics, Royal Wedding, Take That concert)
- quick access to contact details – emergency services, cabs etc
- moving in and around the city effectively
- unearthing local gems
- sharing interesting parts of your experience with other pr people(friends? strangers?), who may discover these later
Try NOT looking into tasks for local travellers, or typical tourists regular commuting from A to B ‘booking’ tasks – flights, hotels, restaurants well documented tourist hotspots
- What kind of mobile platform?
- Does it require online connectivity or is it local to the device?
- Does it use native services, like sms, contacts etc?
- How would your solution interact with the urban environment and its components?
- create data or re-use data?
- real-time or passive interactions?
- curation or crowdsourcing?
- local or visitor knowledge?
- offline or online?
- one or many platforms?
Post Event: Thoughts and Reviews
- Mozilla Labs Concept Series: http://mozillalabs.com/conceptseries/2011/03/02/design-jam-london-2-yet-another-50-uxers-same-9-hours-1-brand-new-challenge/
- Eewei Chen: http://www.eewei.com/design-thinking/design-jam-london-2-a-more-structured-design-process/
- Aral Bakan: http://aralbalkan.com/3762
- Will Myddelton: http://myddelton.tumblr.com/post/3548441686/design-jam-london-2
- Shek Tang: http://www.shekmantang.com/design-jam-london-2/
Post Event: Twitter, Photos and Videos
- Add links to any photosets of the day below
- Tag any photos #djl2
Design Jam London Flickr group:
Design Jam photos on Twitpic
@orangejon's final presentation videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2FE55278867B874F
Follow @designjamlondon on Twitter Hashtag all activity with #djl2 or #designjam
Date: 26 February 2011 (Saturday) Time: 08:30 - 18:00 Venue: University City London, Northampton Square - WC1V 6NX Nearest Tube: Angel (Northern line - Bank branch)
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|
Aral Balkan is an Independent Interaction Designer and Developer with over a decade of experience in creating web, Flash, desktop, and mobile applications. His latest iPhone app, Feathers, was featured by Apple as "New and Notable" and reached #1 in the What's Hot list in the US. It is often cited as an example of beautiful, emotional design. Aral aims to build beautiful, empathic apps that create joy and delight. He shares his knowledge, experiences, frustrations, and joys via his Geek Ninja Factory dojos, blog, tweets, and the numerous talks he gives around the world every year.
Mathias Dahlström is a technology artisan at lastminute.com labs. labs is a small team inventing services & applications within the wider context of travel and lifestyle. What new services and devices will people use to find the best stuff to do? We have no idea. But we’re going to try ideas out and see what happens.
Tim Brooke has worked on a diverse range of projects from self-organising robotic warehouses to self-sufficient wireless networks for vineyards and even multiuser exhibits in museums. He currently works in Nokia Design's London studio, building prototype mobile devices from anything that comes to hand – Adobe Flash, Java, bits of electronics, doubled sided sticky tape, even Post-It notes. He values "learning through building" and believes that there’s nothing like a working prototype to explain, explore and evaluate ideas. He has also worked for Microsoft (Redmond, Washington, USA), Intel Research (Hillsboro, Oregon, USA) and IDEO (London, UK). He hold degrees in Computer Related Design MA from the Royal College of Art, MSc Mechatronics from Hull University and a Cybernetics BSc from the University of Reading.
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 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 (please bring one, you'll need more than one per team). 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. Last time, people brought everything from sketching templates to Stephen Anderson's Mental Notes.
Food and drink
While there'll be breakfast, coffee, tea and snacks, we won’t be providing lunch. It would be great if you could bring your own, and even greater if you could bring some to share, potluck style. You can also head out to grab something from nearby (many options around Exmouth market and Angel station, a Waitrose is nearby).
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.
Fjord has been pioneering the art and science of digital service design since they started out nearly ten years ago. They partner with global clients to create service solutions that work across multiple platforms and deliver transformational results. There are now 140 Fjord experts – who include the original founders – working across creative hubs in London, Helsinki, Berlin, Madrid and New York.
Fjord has a track record of analysing in depth the long-term underlying patterns of innovation and change in digital technology. That’s how we help clients to build real innovation into their interfaces and products. We understand ‘new mobility’ – it’s beyond the mobile phone but about today’s mobile lifestyle.
Run by the same crew that organises BarCamp London and HackCamp, Geeks of London organise meetups for all different types of geeks, like movie geeks, comic book geeks, scifi geeks, and many more. They hold various events/meetups, such asMovie Geek meetups, Gadget Geek meetups and crazy events like scavenger hunts and pub quizzes.