Appendix 1: Some Sample Jam Structures

These sample structures are optional, advisory and voluntary—copy them, change them, or ignore them. It’s your Jam.

A. The ‘Bare Bones’ Jam —for hosts who really enjoy risk 

Friday 18:30: announce Global Theme
Weekend: total freedom
Sunday 15:00: upload prototypes

B. The ‘Yes, Yes, We Know the Routine’ Jam —for Jammers who are familiar with creative teamwork

Friday
17:30 meet up, games, get to know each other
18:30 announce theme
18:40 group brainstorming
19:30 dinner, informal discussions
21:00 pitching session, teams form

Saturday
13:00 status reports from teams
19:00 status reports from teams

Sunday
12:00 status reports from teams
15:00 upload prototypes
16:00 team presentations
17:00 prize–giving, party

C. The ‘Vanilla’ Jam —great for average Jammers

Friday
17:00 meet up
17:20 host presentation ‘How We will work—the Design Process’ and/or ‘Key Issues in Sustainability’
17:50 games, get to know each other
18:30 announce theme
18:40 group brainstorming
19:30 dinner, informal discussions
21:00 pitching session, teams form, detailed initial concept

Saturday
morning: street research, collation, ideation
13:00 status reports from teams
afternoon: design, first prototype
17:00 status reports from teams
evening: evaluation, ideation, design, second prototype
20:00 status reports from teams

Sunday
morning: evaluation, ideation, design, final prototype
12:00 status reports from teams afternoon: prepare presentation and prepare upload
15:00 upload documentation of prototypes
16:00 team presentations
17:00 summary, prizegiving, party

D. The ‘What’s it all about?’ Jam —for Jammers with less knowledge

Friday
15:30 meet up
16:00 host presentation ‘What is Service Design?’
16:45 host presentation ‘What is the Design Process?’
17:30 break
17:50 games, get to know each other
18:30 announce theme
18:40 group brainstorming
19:30 dinner, informal discussions
21:00 pitching session, teams form, detailed intitial concept

Saturday
09:00 host presentation ‘research and ideation’
morning: street research, collation, ideation
13:00 status reports from teams
13:45 host presentation ‘Prototyping’
afternoon: design, first prototype
17:00 status reports from teams evening: evaluation, ideation, design, second prototype
20:00 status reports from teams

Sunday
morning: evaluation, ideation, design, final prototype
12:00 status reports from teams
12:45 host presentation ‘Effective Presentation”
afternoon: prepare presentation and prepare upload
15:00 upload prototypes
16:00 team presentations
17:00 summary, prize–giving, party

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