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  • LONDON SUSTAINABILITY JAM th th 28 – 30 Oct 2011 JONING INSTRUCTIONS & JAM- JAM-PING KIT LISTIn the interest of trees, please only print what you need…
  • Welcome to the London Sustainability Jam 2011!This information pack contains everything you need to know, bring andthink about to make sure we have a successful, thriving Jam this weekend.We look forward to Jamming with you!When?When?The Jam will kick-off on Friday 28th Oct at 6pm, finishing Sunday 30th Oct at5pm. The official timings for each day are as follows:Friday 28th: 6pm – 9pmSaturday 29th: 9am – 9pmSunday 30th: 9am – 5pmWhere?Where? The Jam is being kindly hosted by: The Innovation Warehouse 1 East Poultry Avenue London EC1A 9PT www.theiw.orgThe nearest tubes are Barbican and Chancery Lane. Farringdon rail stationis also nearby. Please see the map below:On arrival – please ring the buzzer and someone will let you in. TheInnovation Warehouse is on the first floor.In the interest of trees, please only print what you need…
  • What?The event will look something like the following…Friday 28th:Friday night is all about meeting each other, opening up the energy andannouncing the surprise theme that will anchor the event. We will formteams around a Big Sexy Ideas market pitching session and link up withour international Jam partner, Melbourne, sending out our own message ofencouragement along the way. Then we’ll all go the pub! ☺Saturday 29th:Saturday is Team Time in a big way! Ideas will begin their research,concepting, developing and prototyping journey, with regular check-intimes to feedback to the Jam as a whole. Along the way we will keep up-to-date with each other, in London and internationally with Moscow &Melbourne, virtually through online platforms. Mentors will be on hand toguide and coach teams towards building concrete outcomes. Come 9pm,the venue will close but teams are free to continue jamming elsewhere – orsleep!NB: The clocks go back for Daylight Saving Time at 02:00 on Sunday30th October – please remember to set your clocks back! This meansan extra hour of sleep/jamming time ☺Sunday 30th Oct:On Sunday, teams will be busy finalising and putting finishing touches ontheir designs and prototypes. We will share with Moscow and Melbourneour experiences, and at 15.00, teams will share and upload theirprototypes in a documentable form – film, website, photos, model, mock-up– anything tangible to publish under the Creative Commons license and forJammers around the world to see and appreciate. Mentors will again be onhand to help shape up the final pitch. The final countdown begins! Then –celebration! ☺In the interest of trees, please only print what you need…
  • Who?Familiar faces at the Jam will include the Organising Team: Irma Allen has a background in sustainability research and project management, previously working with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. She now works as a freelance climate researcher as well as social designer, mixing academic inquiry with hands-on community development work. She has an interest inhuman creativity and innovation and how it can be applied to solving complex socialand environmental issues from a design-thinking approach. Laura Da Silva is a French sustainability CSR manager working at a large FMCG. She has a few years experience within management and sustainability consultancies. One of her main areas of interest at the moment is how to promote sustainable behaviours in innovative and invisible ways. Francis Norton Francis comes from a software R&D background, and began his move into service design, via usability and UX, when he decided that perhaps people were more interesting than programs.He has a lifelong interest in the evolution and sustainability of the social, economic and natural environments. Paola Pierri has always been working in the charity sector, designing services and tools for innovation in social inclusion and development. She is passionate about service design and the way this approach could support social actors dealing with new and complex challenges. She is currently working as a Business Development Manager in a charity dealing with rare geneticdisease to improve the way patients, families and NHS professionals interact with eachother during their journey after the diagnosis. Belina Raffy is a global facilitator, executive development consultant and course developer specialising in building skills for adaptation, leadership, collaboration, creativity, and communication. Much of her work uses applied improvisation techniques and her secret mission is to “use improvisation to save the world”. She is director of Maffick Ltd. Megha Wadhawan With a background in design thinking and service design while discerning market viability and business development, Megha positions herself in the space in between. Her design management background helps her focus on the interaction between users and their environments while understanding business needs. She conceptualizes and executes solutions that provide delightfulexperiences.In the interest of trees, please only print what you need…
  • & Mentors:Our wonderful team of volunteer Mentors include the following experts: Ella Britton currently works as a designer and project lead at thinkpublic using creativity and design to tackle social challenges. She has a range of experience working with people within health, education, and the local authorities. Ella has been involved in coordinating and co-designing the new National Dementia Advisory Service for the Alzheimer’s Society using her engagement skills to enable people with dementia to participate in the design and service development process. More recently she has used these skills to bring local authorities closer to the communities they serve through co-creating and prototyping innovative new services. Ella also co-founded the collectiveThe Strive For Happiness which looks at creative ways to connect people and explorethe role of happiness in society today. Patrick Connelly is a creative optimist working in branding, design, and art direction for sustainability. He has ten years experience in the creative industry. The past two have been spent as the lead designer at Futerra Sustainability Communications – Europe’s largest sustainability communications agency. At Futerra, he creates cross-platformcampaigns for global brands and NGOs including: Heineken, Unilever, Nokia,PwC, L’Oréal, Greenpeace, and the United Nations. Patrick has also taughtcommunication design in both in the UK and Canada and holds a Master of Designdegree from NSCAD University. Eliana Martella is currently a Principal at PDD ( and specialises in strategic people and experience research to drive innovation and define strategies for product and service design, and for marketing and business. This involves uncovering opportunities, modelling experiences, developing action plans, designing and implementing strategic programs, and articulating the metrics and methods to measure effectiveness. Elianahas over 11 years of research and business experience, and over 10 years ofprofessional experience in the private sector. After a career as a Fashion Designer inRome, Eliana held appointments as an academic researcher and in Europe and theUnited States and since 1999 she applied her academic knowledge to the private sectoras a Product / Programme Manager and Product / Service Experience DesignStrategist. Eliana holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, a M.A. in Sociology and anABD for a M.S. in Human Computer Interaction/Human Factors and Ergonomics forDesign. More information is at Luke Nicholson is the Director of More Associates. He leads on design strategy, and is responsible for joining up the many disciplines that we use. He designs commercial and policy strategies that help everyday people to effectively address climate change, while helping our clients to benefit fromproducing real change in the real world. Luke has experience in information andexperience design, art direction, user-centred design, sustainable design, brandIn the interest of trees, please only print what you need…
  • strategy and systems architecture. He advises government, corporations and NGOs ondesign strategy and climate change communications. He loves learning new things, andsharing them with others. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, photography and poetry. As well as being part of the organising team, Belina Raffy will be joining us in a mentor capacity. See details above for her bio. Bruno Taylor is Director and Co-Founder of commonground - a people-centred design practice driven by social challenges. Their work involves researching, developing and delivering service innovation to socially minded organisations keen on creating user-driven experiences of their services. commonground has worked with NESTA, the DesignCouncil, RSA, Gulbenkian, Age UK Hackney, Camden Council, Worcestershire councilamong others. Bruno studied MA Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins beforeworking for Design Against Crime Research Centre as an associate DesignResearcher. He teaches a Service Design short course programme at the universityand also regularly gives lectures on service design and socially responsive design. Salim Virani started in web technology in 1996 and has since founded a number of startups, ranging from technical service providers to consumer e-commerce sites, and a digital media department for a major advertising agency. In 2010 he co-founded Leancamp, a global community event that combines Lean Startup, Agile, Business Model Generation, Design, and other disciplines – to find market traction faster. Salim now works with a few startups, thought leaders and universities, sharing the new methods sparked at Leancamp.What you need to bring with you: (Jam-ping Kit!)Just like if you were to go camping, when you come a-jamming, there are afew things we would like you to bring with you to make your experiencecomfortable, productive and sustainable! This is the ‘Jam-ping EssentialsKit List’.As this event has been organised almost entirely for free, without financialsponsorship, as well as the fact that the theme is ‘sustainability’, we areasking participants to help us crowd-source as much stuff as possible sothat we don’t need to spend money we don’t have or purchase materialgoods we don’t really need! Together we have everything already – this isthe power of collective pooling ☺One thing that we do need to pay for however – slightly unexpectedly soapologies for the lack of heads-up – is £200 towards staff costs at theIn the interest of trees, please only print what you need…
  • venue – which is still very generous indeed. On Friday we will be askingparticipants for a donation of up to £4 per person – depending on howmany of you there are on the day! We hope you won’t mind contributingtowards making this event happen.So…..Food: - Pret a Manger have kindly supported our event by agreeing to donate their surplus food from two nearby stores on the evening of Friday and Saturday to feed our hungry participants. This is great! However, it also means that we are not entirely sure how much we will receive! We anticipate it will be a substantial amount, however, it would be great if you could bring along something to share particularly on Friday night – from your home country would be great – to add to the mix. Snacks, sandwiches, salads, cakes – this kind of thing is all welcome! The rest of the time we will direct you to local cafes and take-aways – where we have negotiated discounts for our participants – to fuel your firestorms of creative energy. (More details below).Drink: - We will have coffee, tea and water on the go, but for other types of drinks, the event is a BYO extravaganza – Bring Your Own beer, wine and drink for the Friday night unwind session in particular, the rest is up to you! - Bring your own mug! In the name of sustainability – and following in the spirit of camping – please bring along a mug which you can re- use for hot drinks during the weekend.Stationary: - Please bring paper, pens, notebooks, post-its, coloured things – anything you feel you might need stationary-wise to document your creative insights. We will provide a portion of this, but we need to pull together as a crowd in order to make sure there is enough to go around! We all probably have this kind of things lying around at home (or in our offices!) which we can happily bring. So please do!Technology:In the interest of trees, please only print what you need…
  • - Bring your own laptops, mobile phones, cameras, usb sticks – all the tech you feel you might need to jam effectively and produce an outcome. There will be wireless internet access and plug sockets available. Local Food Discounts: We have arranged for the following discounts at local, independent food outlets in the area for our Jam participants. Just quote ‘Sustainability Jam’ and enjoy! 25% off @15% off @ 10% off @ The Innovation Warehouse In the interest of trees, please only print what you need…
  • Further Reading List:If you would like to get your head stuck in a few books and articles beforeyou come to the Jam to kick-off some juicy thought processes, take a lookat the recommended reading below, put together by the organising team:Service Design:Gray, D., Brown, S., Macanufo, J. (2010) Gamestorming: A Playbook forInnovators, Rulebreakers and Changemakers, O’Reilly, CA., L. (2010) ‘From User-Centred Design to Designing for Service’,Presented at the Design Management Conference., L. (1983) ‘Designing Services that Deliver’, Harvard BusinessReview No. 84115., T. (2005) In The Bubble: Designing for a Complex World, MITPress.Thackara, T. (2011), Doors Of Perception Blogspot, ‘about design forresilience’,, J. (2009) ‘Biomimicry in Action’, TED Talk, Jul 2009, and WWF (2011), One Planet Living: Ten Principles ofSustainability,, P. (1994) The Ecology of Commerce, HarperBusiness, New York.London Sustainable Development Commission, (2007), A Greater London:Making it happen,, W. and Braungart, M. (2002), Cradle to Cradle, North PointPress. See online: ‘Cradle to Cradle case studies’ the interest of trees, please only print what you need…
  • McDonough, W. and Braungart, M. (2003) ‘Design for the Triple Top Line’, Economics Foundation (2009) The Great Transition, (And other NEFreports – they are all worth a look!)WWF (2010) Living Planet Report 2010, Big Thanks From Us! (Especially if you’ve got this far…. ;)We are looking forward to meeting you and here’s to an enjoyable,successful and productive weekend ahead!The London Sustainability Jam TeamxIn the interest of trees, please only print what you need…