Design Jams are facilitated and hosted by multiple partners in different settings, including with member associations and within individual companies as well as universities, privacy conferences and startup incubators. The range of collaborations reflects the diversity of backgrounds and approaches that is vital to TTC Labs, for which we also provide introductory sessions at conferences across the globe.
TTC Labs together with its open-source toolkit toolkit provide an open and flexible network - partners have led and set their own challenges ranging from the wider aim of exploring trust, transparency and control to specific issues. Agendas can be crafted to suit the needs of participants, from 90-minute sprints that introduce audiences to design thinking, called Mini Design Jams, to masterclasses and full-day workshops.
Experts from industry, academia and policy, design and civil society groups.
"It was hugely valuable to our students to be able to take part in a Design Jam to see design thinking in action and to tackle real pressing interaction design challenges around trust, transparency and control. We couldn't have run this event without the ready made TTC resources."
Richard Gomer, Research Fellow on the Meaningful Consent Project at the University of Southampton
TTC Labs collaborates with multiple partners across industry.
Major businesses have hosted their own Design Jams, such as BNP Paribas who ran an internal company workshop in 2018.
The Labs also runs masterclasses for SMEs and startups.
For instance, the Labs has conducted half-day workshops in São Paulo at Estação Hack, and Santiago at Startup Chile, introducing startups to the basics of privacy in practice. You can watch a video of the masterclass in Santiago for more information.
These masterclasses involve the facilitation of the following exercises for startups and other experts: Deconstruct transparency and Analyse transparency in context before Identifying opportunities to quick talks by privacy experts followed by a discussion based around Understanding people while Knowing your business. Each startup finally completed a Challenge statement and a Data blueprint to outline next steps for potential future followup and focus.
Design Jams have also taken root in universities for interdisciplinary exploration in academia and third level education.
Sciences Po's School of Public Affairs ran a Design Jam with students participating in a university incubator to develop social apps in May 2017. The University of Southampton's department of Electronics and Computer Science used the TTC Labs toolkit to run a full day Design Jam for 30 BSc students in February 2018.
TTC Labs also facilitates 90-minute introductory sprints at interdisciplinary conferences to give a taste of how Design Jams work.
To date, we've facilitated these Mini Design Jams at major conferences in Hong Kong, London and Brussels. The format typically involves Introducing Design Jamming and Understanding People before Setting brainstorming rules and Sketching Ideas with a quick Feedback exercise to close.
Your own Design Jam
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