Dubai Sustainability JAM

4th November to 5th November 2016// Just 48 hrs to change the world

This video was made in London during the Global Sustainability Jam in 2012.

The Sustainability Jam is a design-based approach to creativity that will meet at locations all over the world. The Jam was initiated by service designers, and the aim is to think about new services from the point of view of sustainability - perhaps designing new services, products, initiatives to help people be more sustainable.

Everyone is welcome - service designers, object designers, sustainability experts, professors, business people, teachers, hackers, makers, artists, students, kids, mums and grandpas - you will form teams and work together for 48 hours to create brand-new real-world ideas which can make a difference.

Through the weekend, you'll be linked to other jammers at other sites all over the globe, working in different ways on different answers to the same challenge, sharing problems, advice, and insights. At the end of the jam, you will publish your results to the world.

Join us at the Global Sustainability Jam 2016 – for 48 hrs that can change the world!

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Design Thinking to change the World


pitch your ideas


process, design tools, user-centred approach


work with new people to co-create


use apps, tools & techniques


    • Friday
      4th November

      • Breakfast
      • Theme announcement
      • idea brainstorming
      • Idea development/build
      • Checkpoint: status update & review
      • Lunch
      • prototype refinement
      • Day 1 round up - debrief
    • Saturday
      5th Novemberber

      • Breakfast
      • Finalize prototypes
      • Lunch
      • Checkpoint: status update & review
      • prototype presentations
      • Prize giving and certificates
      • Uploading of prototype
      • Finish

Throughout both days Lightening Lessons will be held to inform and educate Jam participants about Service design tools such as User research, personas, storyboarding, prototyping including intro to online prototyping apps. This are optional for any participant and you can choose to attend some, all or none of the sessions.

The Jam organizers will be on hand throughout both days to guide, help, coach and reenergise! For more details check FAQ



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Vandhana Bhaskaran

Performance Development Manager, Emirates

Muzna Nishath

Research & Design Consultant, Customer at Heart

Sheetal Pakhare

Strategic Design Consultant

Anil Kumar

Lean prototyping & Software Developer, Canto

Sustainability Jam Partner

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