Design Jam

Design Jam – hosted by Vancouver Design Nerds + SFU students

Happening 1:30pm – 4:15pm in ALMA VANDUSEN room


Our media does not give us a way to think about the future. If we have so many dazzling digital tools, why don’t we have better participatory democracy? How could the media helps us to think about and create the future we want?


Jam! Prizes offered for best ideas as chosen by the audience/judges

The Design Nerd Jam during MMD will ask participants to put on their future thinking caps and explore new ways that citizens might contribute to the production of solutions media.

Orientating question: What role can citizens play in solution media?

At the core of the Jam are four technical stages:

  1. Briefing / Presentation of challenge, expectations, examples
  2. Pitches / Participants get ‘on stage’ and pitch starter ideas to audience
  3. Breakout / Participants split into smaller teams, share and draw ideas
  4. Showdown / Each team presents their ideas back to the main group

Facilitators: Vancouver Design Nerds and SFU students/faculty