Dubai Sustainability JAM

30th October to 1st November 2015// 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 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 2015 – for 48 hrs that can change the world!

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Design Thinkingto change the World


pitch your ideas


process, design tools, user-centred approach


work with new people to co-create


use apps, tools & techniques




    • Friday
      21st November

    • Global theme revealed
      Group brainstorm
      Problem Definition
      Form teams
      Ideate & prototype
      Infield research – talk to real stakeholders
    • Saturday
      22nd November

    • Prototype iterate, test, iterate
      Critique & Feedback
      Upload projects to planet jam
      Share final prototypes
      Celebrate - gift giving and awards!

Breakfast & Lunch provided. All jammers must be registered individually & as teams on planet jam no later than 2pm Day #1 Uploads to Planet Jam will commence as soon as jammers are registered. Final Uploads no later than 4pm Day #2

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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Helen Sell

Managing Director, Customer at Heart

Maria Sillanpaa

Founding Director, Sustainability Advisory Group

Craig Lee

Senior Manager Performance Development, Emirates Group

John Mushriqui

Managing Partner, VALIDITY

Carla Saliba

CEO/Founder of

Vandhana Bhaskaran

Performance Development Manager, Emirates

Marvan Shamma

Digital Transformation Consultant

Anil Kumar

Javascript Developer,

Sustainability Jam Partner

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