Global Service Design Jam Oslo

March 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm Leave a comment

Pic: Alex Asensi

Manuela Aguirre is an emergent designer, ex student [in Chile] and good friend finishing her Masters in System-Service Oriented Design in The School of Architecture and Design in Oslo [AHO], Norway. Manuela has been tightly working in “The Policy Lab” and experiencing the role of design at the systems level. She recently attended the “Global Service Jam” in Oslo. Here is what she tells us:

“On Friday 24th of February we got together in the Pop-up hub in Oslo (the first virtual co-working space: POPUP HUB OSLO . With some beers and pizza we met the Oslo participants at the second Global Service Jam.  At 7 o’clock we all gathered together towards the big screen to get the task from the central jam-office in Germany where they announced the global theme for this event: Hidden Treasures.

Check out the opening theme for this year:

From that minute on, the countdown started and we had to make up groups to compete for the best service design concept on hidden treasures.  Melbourne was Oslo’s jammer partner, so we had live updates from time to time and feedback of our concepts.  Our deadline was clear, that Sunday at 2pm, so just 48 hours of work, inspiration, learning and fun!Videos, fast prototyping,interviews, graphics, animations and acting was the way the different teams communicated the new services to the rest of the world. I was lucky to participate on the winning team with the concept of the Treasure Can -where you can store the real you in private !

More information on the Oslo Service Jam here:

Pic: Alex Asensi

People who are interested in service design and using a design-based approach to problem solving and creativity will meet all over the globe. In a spirit of experimentation, co-operation and friendly competition, teams will have 48 hours to develop brand new services inspired by a shared theme”.


Entry filed under: Methods, Service Design.

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Constanza Miranda PhD(c) design.anthro
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* Ex.VR @ Stanford's Center for Design Research [DesignXLab]
* Ex.Instructor @ PUC Chile [Design+Engineering]
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