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Hamilton Service Jam 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 5:00 PM (NZDT)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Calling all NZ design thinkers, tinkers, do'ers, makers, creators & collaborators!
Join us for 48 hours of experimentation, co-operation and friendly competition at the the Hamilton Service Jam 24-26th February 2012
What is it:
On 24 February, 2012, people who are interested in service and using a design-based approach to problem solving and creativity will meet all over the globe. Teams will have 48 hours to develop brand new services inspired by a shared theme. On Sunday at 3pm, they publish them to the world.
It's called the Global Service Jam and it's a world-wide challenge to design a new service in just 48hrs. You can read all about it here: www.globalservicejam.org/ & follow on Twitter via @GSJam & #GSJ12
What happens at this thing?
Basically a bunch of people come together, we get given some broad themes to work with, and then we work together to create a new service concept and share it with the world. What's a service? Think things like Meals on Wheels, staying at a hotel, mobile blood donor clinics, having surgery.
Why would I want to participate?
Whether you are experienced or completely new to the field, you will learn more about service design.
- You will pick up a load of new ideas and work practices.
- You will meet a lot of cool people at all levels of experience.
- Your work and ideas will be reviewed by your peers, and presented to the world, where they can be seen by potential customers or employers.
- You will design something that may become a real business.
- You might get rich and famous.
- You will certainly have a blast.
But I don't know the first thing about service design...
Doesn't matter. If you're interested in services and have an open and inquiring mind then you'll be a valuable participant.
Where and When?
5pm ish Friday 24- 5pm ish Sunday the 26th at Wintec in Hamilton
The event is free, but it's BYO Food, Computer Gear & Prototyping tools and we'll be using as many of those 48 hours as we can to design and develop our service prototype!
For more Info
The Global Site www.globalservicejam.org
Follow the Hamilton Jam on Twitter @GSJHamilton