Sparks Grove, one of our title sponsors and long-term supporter of the Atlanta Service Jam recently posted this recap of the 2017 event with a great accompanying video featuring some of our speakers and mentors. Check out their blog post to see if you can spot yourself making a cameo appearance or what you missed and can expect at our next events coming up this year.
Keep checking back to this post for all the info you need to have a happy Jam…
- Turn up, eat lots of food, smile a lot, get to know people, listen and learn. Easy!
- Start by downloading the Jam Overview document and refer back to it for key info, details, and schedule.
- Next, head over to http://planet.globalservicejam.org and register as a Jammer for the Atlanta Jam. This is great for us to see who is here and to get yourself out there on the global stage. You’ll also need to upload your projects along the way so there’s a record of your awesomeness!
- You should be working towards refining and testing your concept throughout the day so keep track of your work by using sticky notes, making drawings, building prototypes, and even the occasional document. You can download the service design tools as a reminder if you need them.
- Remember to post share your work and show the world what you’re getting up to. Use the hashtags #Atlanta #GSJam whenever you post about the Jam.
We’ll be going to dinner at Takorea in the evening, let us know if you’d like to join for some food and maybe a few drinks. I think they call it networking or something?
- It’s time to pull everything together. Go to the Google Drive for documents and templates.
- We have a file in the Drive to help you build a process book. Add your own photos and notes to capture the great work you’ve put in over the weekend. We’ll showcase these on our site after the event.
- Make sure you’re registered on http://planet.globalservicejam.org then upload your process book to share with with the global community.
Keep in Touch
After the event join us online to become part of our network. You can find us here:
LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7037598
Alongside our full program of design-thinking activities we also have a great lineup of speakers who will be providing their professional perspectives on the world of service design while we stop for those all important breakfast and lunch breaks…
Experience and Service Design in a Corporate Setting
Vernon West Senior Manager, Customer Experience Design
Guerilla User Research and Usability Testing Techniques
Sandjar Kozubaev Futurist & Experience Designer, Sparks Grove
What is Service Design?
John Davis UX Design & Strategy, The Coca-Cola Company
It’s not too late to register for your ticket here and see them in action.
The recently renamed Georgia Tech College of Design (previously College of Architecture) will be the venue for Atlanta Service Jam 2017. It is walkable from Midtown Atlanta (15-20 minutes), or you can ride on the free Tech Trolley from the Midtown MARTA stop. Times and route map here.
If you plan to drive there are a number of options. Closest are the metered spots along Brittain Dr NW ($2/hour) or the visitor parking slightly further away on Ferst DR NW (also $2/hour). A full day of parking is $15 at the lot on 5th Street (opposite Barnes & Noble bookstore) and closer to Midtown. This location has the advantage of letting you pay as you go rather than having to guess and pay upfront. More info available here and a map showing the different areas in blue.
For Uber or Lyft the address is 246 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.
We’re finalizing our lineup of speakers and mentors for the 2017 Atlanta Service Jam and will be posting the updated list here so make sure to keep checking back to see who will be joining you on the weekend of February 17-19. Grab yourself a Jam ticket to network and learn from the awesome people below…
The Atlanta Service Jam is a non-profit event organized by an informal network of design aficionados who share a common passion for growing the field and practice of service design and customer experience.
Atlanta Service Jam relies on the generous support of friends and sponsors to deliver this globally recognized and locally impactful gathering and we are excited to announce IN2 Innovation, InReality, Sparks Grove and Orange Sparkle Ball as our sponsors in 2017!
Grow your network and pick up some new innovation skills by joining us on February 17-19 to meet representatives from our sponsor companies and other Atlanta design organizations. Tickets available here, www.eventbrite.com/e/atlanta-service-jam-2017-tickets-31062228963
Join professionals and students from all industries in a 48-hour collaborative blitz where interdisciplinary teams design, prototype, and deliver completely new service solutions in a high energy, innovative environment.
This is your chance to immerse yourself in new design-thinking and creativity processes, make valuable connections locally and globally, and imagine solutions that could change lives!
Tickets available here: https://goo.gl/txTrtl
Here’s a short recap of all the fun we had at this year’s Atlanta Service Jam..
To all our Jammers still working hard on their prototypes, please check out this document for final day info.
Yesterday we introduced you to the design pros that will be joining us at Atlanta Service Jam 2016 as mentors and speakers. With the event being held at Georgia Tech this year we will also be joined by a host of current Masters level students of Service Design and closely related fields of Industrial Design and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). These are the talented up and coming designers that will be our Jam Mentors: