Please join us for the Philadelphia region's second annual Design Slam. Contestants will participate in a fast-paced race to create the best design solution to a real-world problem. Awards given to the victors!
When: Thursday, January 31, 2008, from 6:20pm to 8:30pm
Location: University Club Reserved Section, 6th Floor, MacAlister Hall, 3250 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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If you would like to participate, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. We must cap participation, so RSVP early to reserve your space.
What's a "design slam"?
During the meeting, participants will be teamed and introduced to a full-fledged hypothetical project, including appropriate client-side deliverables. They'll then have an opportunity to interview key players on the client's team. The session will conclude with proposal presentations from each of the groups to the "clients" and the assembled audience.
Then the "clients" team will choose a winner. Members of the winning team will receive a plethora of praise from your peers and an award.
This is a chance for interested IAs, designers, usability practitioners, developers and marketing professionals to get their hands dirty working side by side with colleagues as they tackle tough business problems in a fun and sometimes crazy environment. Knowledge transfer, technique sharing, and a social atmosphere makes this session stand out from the garden-variety "lecture-and-Powerpoint" presentation.
This idea is shamelessly stolen (with permission) from the IA Summit's IA Slam. For more information about the IA Slam, visit http://www.e-reiss.com/Seminars.aspx
Official Website: http://phillychi.acm.org
Added by gaelan13 on January 22, 2008