After two successful events, the third London Design Jam is happening on the 2nd of July, thanks to continued support from Mozilla Labs and City University London.
Local champions Johanna Kollmann, Joe Lanman, Desigan Chinniah & Franco Papeschi will take learnings from the recent jams across the globe to further improve the format for a fun day of collaboration.
Date: 02 July 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 08:30 – 18:00
Venue: University City London, Northampton Square – (EC1V 0HB)
Nearest Tube: Angel (Northern line, Bank branch)
There are only 50 spots available! (free and available in two batches on Monday, June 13 — at 11am & 3pm)
What Happens & Who Should Attend?
Design Jams are for anyone who wants to improve their design, collaboration, brainstorming and presentation skills by tackling an interesting UX design challenge. It’s an open call for interaction designers, UX researchers, information architects, web and graphic designers, developers, product managers + more…. from students to experienced practitioners.
To facilitate the free exchange of ideas, all outputs, visualizations and other contributions made during the day are shared globally under Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licenses.
Topic & Mentors
The topic will be revealed on the day, but you might be able to guess the theme of the day by checking out the interests of our mentors:
Hannah Donovan is a Canadian interaction designer living in London. She led design at Last.fm for five years, and before that worked agency-side designing digital campaigns. Since leaving Last.fm this spring, Hannah’s become an independent product designer focused on ways to make music better on the web. When she’s not busy with new work, Hannah contributes to spacelog.org and plays cello with a real orchestra as well as a comedy orchestra.
Matthew Ogle is a transplanted Canadian who has spent seven years in the UK mixing music and technology. He runs the London outpost of music intelligence platform The Echo Nest, helping developers build amazing apps with its APIs and making a few of his own too. Before joining the Nest, Matt spent almost six years at Last.fm, directing several evolutions of the website and growing the teams and technologies that took Last.fm from 0.5 to 40+ million users. Besides music, Matt likes space, archives, and whiskey.
Jason Mesut is Head of User Experience at RMA Consulting, where he leads a team of 36 Experience Design specialists developing cutting-edge enterprise applications. Jason doesn’t get much time to design stuff himself these days, but takes great pride in helping others frame their challenge better and develop solutions that matter for an organisation. Outside of his crazy work schedule, UX recruitment and industry presentations, Jason likes to use a whole bunch of strange technology to make disturbed electronic music in his little studio in Richmond.
The event is supported by:
- Mozilla Labs Concept Series (Twitter: @mozconcept)
- City University London (Twitter: @cityuni_hcid)
And we’re looking for additional supporters!
Whether it’s a small monetary donation to help with stationery, coffee & other refreshments requirements, or perhaps something larger to help with catering costs during breakfast or lunch.
It would be fantastic to get sponsorship to cover remaining costs, including food, drink and stationery. Supporters are mentioned all the time, on the wiki, via social media, on the day itself and in all subsequent blog posts and updates.
Like to help support Design Jam London 3? – please email designjamlondon[at]gmail[dot]com
Follow @DesignJamLondon, @MozConcept or the #DesignJam & #DJL3 hashtags on Twitter for all the latest news and updates (schedule, activity, outputs etc.)
Also keep an eye on the Design Jam London #3 wiki, which will update and collate a repository of outputs throughout the day.
Upcoming & Past Design Jams
Other scheduled Design Jams going forward include:
Past Design Jams since the inaugural event back in November 2010 include:
- Iasi (Romania)
- Barcelona (Spain)
- Oxford (UK)
- Milan (Italy)
- Chapel Hill (USA)
- London #2 (UK)
- London #1 (UK)
Want To Bring Design Jam To Your Town?
We’re actively on the lookout for more local champions around the globe!
Be sure to keep an eye on the global Design Jam Wiki for news of upcoming jam near you. If there isn’t one listed & you’d like to champion and run your own Design Jam please register your interest or email cyberdees[at]mozilla[dot]com.