In one weekend passionate people will meet in 30+ cities, form teams and get to work in an energetic, interactive design thinking event. They’ll have fun creating brand new, sustainable, real world designs, projects and initiatives which might make a difference. All while learning and practicing cutting-edge, creative problem-solving and business skills.
What is a Jam?
The Global Sustainability Jam is a 48-hour event where people come together in cities around the globe to create and prototype new products and services around the theme of Sustainability.
Jams are about meeting cool people in your community, practicing design-based problem solving methods, picking up new business skills, and most importantly, having fun!
You don’t need to be “creative” or have experience with design to Jam. In fact we encourage people without such experience to join us. You’ll be supported throughout the weekend by your hosts. What you get out of a Jam is up to you! You can get out of it what you put in.
Global Sustainability Jam London 2013. Curtesy of Megha Wadhawan
The great thing about a jam is there are no boundaries.
Miami Sustainability Jam is an event where you can let your creativity on the loose while creating solutions for vexing problems. Facilitators will introduce participants to customer-centric design tools, help them form diverse work teams, and coach them in creating a service inspired by the global design theme.
Teams will apply what they learn to rapidly design and test their solutions to problems related to sustainability. At the end of the event teams will upload a video of their solution to the Global Sustainability Jam website to share with the world.
Jams are designed to create innovators. By the end of the event you will be familiar with the fundamentals of customer-centric design, how to dramatically improve customer satisfaction, and how to design new services people really want.
We encourage anyone who wants to learn more about creative approaches to problem solving and sustainability to join us.
You will learn more about design thinking, a design-based approach to problems, and about sustainability.
You will pick up a load of new ideas and business skills.
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.
You will design something that you may want to turn into a real business.
You might get rich and famous. Probably not…
But you will certainly have a blast!