Evolver is the Melbourne’s Global Sustainability Jam event in 2015. The Global Sustainability Jam is the Global Service Jam’s response to our sustainability crisis. The Global Service Jam movement is committed to unleashing the creative and disruptive power of design-thinking to our sustainability individually, in community and on our planet.
Huh, Global Sustainability WHAT movement?
This is a non-profit movement that invites people around the world to host simultaneous events that build new and novel products and services in the pursuit of better, human-centred interactions and services in the sustainability space.
What the Jam?
Jams are about empathy, collaboration and experimentation. They promote co-design and participation. Come and stretch your understanding of what you are capable of creating in 19 intensive hours. A jam is a human-centred design-led hackathon. It uses the musical metaphor of "jamming" together, where a team of individuals who are unrelated come together to make great and new music. In a service design jam, the people are the musicians, their experience and imagination the instruments and the music made: novel products and services they could not create alone.
You will learn to use design-thinking methods to rapidly define and refine your ideas. Moving your ideas from concepts to prototypes. Prototyping is where the magic happens. Prototypes make your concept real in the world. They provide a reference that you can test with each other and with your market. Other people can play with your prototype, ask questions, add features, remove features, help you make something that others will be delighted to use.
Start the burn and a creative firestorm that lights up the earth for 52 hours!
Sustainability is complex. There is a lot going on in the world. It is hard to know what to think and where to start. Try starting by putting the people you serve in the middle of your product or service design. This is the cardinal rule of design-thinking. Design-thinking provides a systematic way of uncovering novel, meaningful ways to solve complex problems. The Global Service Jam network are a global non-profit volunteer innovation army committed to spreading the power of design-thinking, and the emerging discipline of “service-design.” And, Melbourne is building up to start the burn that ignites the world for 52 hours with high-octane creativity, empathy and human ingenuity.
Build your “creative confidence”
Work more coherently in teams to deliver an outcome
Learn design thinking through hands-on application
Make an impact on sustainability through generating a user-tested real-life initiative
Learn how to apply business innovation models and tools
Immerse end-to-end from idea generation through to a tested-solution with clear value proposition
So if you are passionate about building sustainable communities, and creating a sustainable planet, this is your opportunity to do something about it with other open-minded, open-hearted and curious people. You will use the tools of design-thinking to design, prototype, test and deliver a novel service with a team of likeminded strangers in 19 hours of concentrated activity. Learn what it takes to release and harness your innate creative potential. Think by doing, learn by doing, generate impact by doing. Jams change lives. Come and fuel the evolution.
From Melbourne to Mumbai and Brasília to Berlin professionals and students of various backgrounds will meet at 50+ locations of the world to spend a weekend creating sustainable products and services.
As a participant, you will work through a whole development process in one weekend. You won’t just be talking about design or sustainability; you will be working with others on developing concrete ideas and designs which could become real. Whether you are experienced or completely new to the field, you will learn more about a
design-based approach to problems, and about sustainability.
You will pick up a load of new ideas and work practices.
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, where they can be seen by potential customers or employers, or by people who could make them real.
You will create something that might make a real difference.