Design Jam at Spike Island
Anybody who would like to practice their research, brainstorming or collaboration skills is invited to attend a Design Jam here on Saturday 16 June initiated by our current Happenstance creative technology resident Linda Sandvik. All are welcome, whether you’re an experienced design practitioner, a student or just curious about exploring User Experience (UX) – the way in which people use products, systems and services and how they feel about them.
Design Jams are one day design sessions during which people team up to solve engaging UX challenges. While conferences and talks are very popular in the UX community, there aren’t many opportunities for actual collaboration, like the “hackdays” enjoyed by the development community. Design Jams get people together to learn from each other while working on actual problems. The sessions champion open-source thinking and are facilitated by volunteer mentors.
The challenge itself is secret until the day of the event, but it will be related to what we’ve been working on as part of the Happenstance project, which aims to bring digital thinking to the arts sector.