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Dundee Service Jam 2017

The annual Dundee Service Jam is coming to a boil and is challenging service design enthusiasts to commit just 48 hours of their life to designing with a difference! Part of the Global Service Jam initiative, the Dundee Service Jam will join other jammers in upwards of 100 cities, across countries worldwide on 17-19 February. Book your tickets here.

The Global Service Jam movement began in 2011 and has grown ever since, with over 120 locations and nearly 3,000 people taking part around the world. Dundee participated for the first time four years ago and hosted the ninth largest jam in the world, with more attendees than either Los Angeles or New York, and was the biggest jam in Scotland, second to London in the UK.

Dundee will connect with a number of the global design jams during the weekend and by the end of the jam, participants will have the chance to present their design ideas to the world.

The Dundee Service Jam welcome a diverse group of people (designers, makers, service experts, professors, business people, teachers, hackers, artists, illustrators, musicians, students, friends and family), to form teams with mixed skill sets and work together to create real-world prototypes which can make a difference.

Familiarity with design is not important, as attendees will be guided through the process by the facilitators throughout the weekend. There are a number of different ticket types including drop in tickets and student discounts.

2015 Dundee Service Jam. Image: Kathryn Rattray Photography

2015 Dundee Service Jam. Image: Kathryn Rattray Photography

Weekend Programme

Jammers will get to connect with a number of the other global design jams, take part in design skills workshops and games, listen to short talks by inspiring speakers, meet some exciting new faces and design a project to present to the world. The full details of the weekend programme are still being refined, so check out the Dundee Jams website for updates on speakers and workshops that will feature in the weekend.


Dundee Service Jam will be bringing in mentors throughout the weekend to bring some insights to the solutions. This year there will also be two enterprise mentors who will be looking specifically at how ideas can be developed into commercial or social enterprises.


This year’s jam is taking place in the Vision Building and provides access to some of the MakerSpace’s prototyping tools and equipment. Parking is not provided.

Ticket price includes pens, post-its, prototyping material and access to the facilities of Dundee MakerSpace. Tickets also include food:

Friday: Dinner
Saturday: Breakfast, fruit and snacks over lunch, dinner with wine and beer
Sunday: Breakfast, fruit and snacks over lunch – and throughout the jam soft and hot drinks.

What to bring

Please note that Dundee Service Jam is a non-profit event and all ticket sales will go towards delivering this event.

Book your tickets to take part in the Dundee Service Jam by clicking here.

If you have any further questions you can visit the Dundee Service Jam website by clicking here. Follow the Jam on Twitter or Facebook for more updates.


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