Dubai Sustainability JAM

21st to 23rd November 2014// Just 48 hrs to change the world

This video was made in London during the Global Sustainability Jam in 2012.

The Sustainability Jam is a design-based approach to creativity that will meet at locations all over the world. The Jam was initiated by service designers, and the aim is to think about new services from the point of view of sustainability - perhaps designing new services to help people be more sustainable.

Everyone is welcome - service designers, object designers, sustainability experts, professors, business people, teachers, hackers, makers, artists, students, kids, mums and grandpas - you will form teams and work together for 48 hours to create brand-new real-world ideas which can make a difference.

Through the weekend, you'll be linked to other jammers at other sites all over the globe, working in different ways on different answers to the same challenge, sharing problems, advice, and insights. At the end of the jam, you will publish your results to the world.

Join us at the Global Sustainability Jam 2014 – for 48 hrs that can change the world!

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Design Thinking to change the World


pitch your ideas


process, design tools, user-centred approach


work with new people to co-create


use apps, tools & techniques



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    • Friday
      21st November

      • Meetup
      • Host presentation
      • Games
      • Announce theme
      • Group brainstorming
      • Pitching session, teams form, initial concept
      • Day 1 close
    • Saturday
      22nd November

      • Street research, collation, ideation
      • Status reports from teams
      • Design, first prototype
      • Status reports from teams
      • Evaluation, ideation, design, second prototype
      • Day 2 Close
    • Sunday
      23rd November

      • Evaluation, ideation, design, final prototype
      • Status reports from teams
      • Prepare final prototypes and prepare upload
      • Upload documentation of prototypes
      • Team Final prototype exhibition
      • Summary & Day 3 close

Throughout both days Lightening Lessons will be held to inform and educate Jam participants about Service design tools such as User research, personas, storyboarding, prototyping including intro to online prototyping apps. This are optional for any participant and you can choose to attend some, all or none of the sessions.

The Jam organizers will be on hand throughout both days to guide, help, coach and reenergise! For more details check FAQ

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