GovJam is a design-centric event that connects with your local community of innovators to exchange, collaborate and create a new product or service that serves the public.
GovJam happened last weekend, amidst the challenges in organising it.
Due to certain reasons, there were last-minute changes to the dates and venue of the jam.
In the end, the organisers decided to host GovJam together with GoalsJam from 19 October to 20 October instead of 18 October to 20 October as initially planned.
As a result, the jam’s venue was moved to FabCafe a café where people enjoy the thrill of making new things together with digital fabrication tools i.e. 3D printers and laser cutters.
On Saturday, 20-odd jammers from all backgrounds, business owners, consultants, designers, developers, civil servants and strategists gathered at FabCafe.
The jammers were separated into 4 groups where they were introduced to tools and techniques on business modelling, design thinking, empathy mapping, service design framework and more that would help them develop their ideas.
These are the organisers and mentors who impart their knowledge and experience to the attendees…
The Global Gov Jam organisers:
The Global Goals Jam team organisers:
The attendees also had 2 more mentors that dropped by to offer fresh eyes and ideas:
After the presentation of ideas on Sunday, teams load their projects on the cloud that will be in the running for YouFab’s Global Creative Awards.
Lastly, we would like to thank the organisers, coaches, mentors as well as the attendees for making things happen and working towards changing the world through the design-based approach.
Here are some photos of what went down on the weekend.
All Picture Credits: Mark Swinkels
Read about the previous Service Jams: