A Few days ago was celebrated the GLOBAL SERVICE JAM #GSJ. Do you know what that is? >> A traditional way of explaining what is a Service JAM is making the analogy with a jam session where people get together with their instruments, voices, rhythms, open minds and start improvising from a beat, building over it a melody. A service jam is the same but instead of going around music, it goes around ideas. It happens during 48 hours globally.
During two days you meet awesome people, travel thru all the steps of a design thinking process: understand, observe, define, ideate, prototype, and test. The theme of each jam is a secret until it starts due to the different time zones, usually, participants are not allowed to post about it during the first 24 hours on social networks.
The spirit of the jam is also about its famous phrase “Doing not Talking”, which basically represents that you need to think with your hands, is not that you can not talk at all, is about jamming those ideas quickly! Learn, Create, Fail fast, Learn again, Create again…
This year the Global Service JAM was from 7 to 9 of March 2014 and the secret theme was an image that when you folded it was a cube. Yes, a cube! Take a look at the picture!. It was an amazing experience, my team (#6 RetroCloonies) — people I didn’t know until that day except from one — was absolutely terrific! We develop a great app called TeamApp that link people who have free time with people who has social projects ideas with no time or resources to do them within their own district.
The secret theme for Global Service Jam 2014
We were not among the best three ideas, we were the fourth one — but! the spirit of the jam is to have a good time, learn, and ey if you like the musicians with whom you played to make a cool band! and we, happily are going into that direction!
Dedicated to my RetroCloonies ❤
Officially RetroColonies * Missing Diana here!
PS. How did we get from a cube to an app? can’t remember, but believe me at some point it was related!
Originally published at dreamkers.com on March 18, 2014.