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Come jam with us!
Design Jam is a mini design hackathon that gets attendees to work together for a good cause. We will virtually gather in community, collaborate with like-minded individuals and build your portfolio – all while helping an incredible, nonprofit organization. Our mission for this Design Jam is to put together resources, ideate programs and suggest tactics for service-industry professionals, while spreading the goodness of the user-centered design & problem-solving process!
ABOUT THE NON-PROFIT: The Marcus Graham Project’s iCR8™ programs are designed to provide diverse aspirants in the field of marketing and media, including advertising, PR & social media with the exposure and experience necessary to solidify careers within the industry. "Our theory is that by investing in the exposure, training, and mentorship of the next generation of talent, we will see a return in the development of a vast talent pool of marketplace leaders in the media and marketing industry."
THE CHALLENGE: Increase application submissions for upcoming iCR8™ programs.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? UX professionals, designers, marketers, researchers, developers, prototypers, data heads, civic hackers, leaders. We will be randomly pairing attendees in small pods to collaborate.
WHAT WILL THE EVENT BE LIKE? We will present and discuss the challenge at the beginning of the event. Groups of attendees will spend about two hours working through the concept and design on a solution of their choosing. At the end of the Jam, we will share and discuss our work with the featured nonprofit and other attendees. If you are uncomfortable showing what you worked on, you will not be pressured into sharing publicly. We want everyone to feel included and welcome.
WHAT WILL WE MAKE? At the end of the Design Jam, together we will have created many solutions to support real challenges for The Marcus Graham Project.
Learn or practice User Experience Design methods
Learn how design can connect you with those around you
Build something that has lasting impact
This event is hosted completely online using Zoom.
You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
Event set up information will be emailed to all registered attendees an hour in advance.