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Dundee GovJam 2017

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Dundee & Angus College

Gardyne Campus

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Dundee GovJam - an opportunity to learn service design by doing it!

We invite all those with an interest in innovating public services to join us, and be part of a global event on 16-18 May 2017. Working in teams you will learn new skills, connect with people worldwide, and create a working prototype of a new service.

This two day event is open to everyone interested in public services, and who wants to develop their skills and knowledge while working with others. Both individuals and organisations can join – you do not need experience of government or the public sector. It is part of Global GovJam in which people in over thirty cities across the world gather over two days to simultaneously work on a common design theme.

Dundee GovJam will connect with cities using Skype and social media.You will learn to design and prototype services in an agile, collaborative way. Along the way you will connect with people across the world taking part in Global GovJam, and be mentored by experts in the field.

Starting on Tuesday 16 May at 5pm everyone gathers to discover a global theme. You will meet other participants and work in teams to develop responses to the theme. Throughout the next day experienced facilitators will introduce you to human-centred service design methods and coach the teams in creating a service inspired by the theme. The day will involve street research, and punchy design inspirations. Teams will also discuss their progress with participants in other countries. You will continue to design, prototype and test your new service up to 5pm on Thursday 18 May.

By taking part in Dundee GovJam you will gain considerable skills and knowledge that you can bring back into your professional work. You will also be credited in this through our Open Badge scheme. You can also expect to build your local and international network. Taking part in Dundee GovJam will enable you to

  • Learn how to design a new service and get user feedback in an agile way.
  • Acquire new skills and knowledge in service design you can use in your work.
  • Understand effective methods for seeing services through users’ eyes.
  • Develop your team-building and collaboration skills on a local and global level.
  • See the benefits of making prototypes to test ideas.
  • Experience hands-on learning and practice of design-thinking and creative skills.
  • Build your creative confidence.
  • Make new friends and expand your professional and creative network

Your ticket price includes...

  • Materials, pens, post-its, prototyping material
  • Free car parking and wifi access
  • Access to the Dundee & Angus College making and IT facilities
  • Expert mentorship from recognised worldclass specialists
  • Dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, breakfasts on Wednesday and Thursday and throughout the jam fruit, snacks and soft and hot drinks.
  • The issuing of Open Badges for skills and expertise that you can use on your CV, blog and LinkedIn profile.


Please note that this is a non-profit event and all ticket sales will go towards delivering this event. Due to the administrative burden of processing refunds, please be aware that we are unable to offer refunds to those unable to attend once you have booked a ticket. However, we would be happy for you to pass your ticket on to a friend, just let us know in advance so that we can update the guest list. If you have any further questions you can visit our website at dundeegovjam.com email us at dundeegovjam@gmail.com or get in touch on Twitter or Facebook.

This event is supported and sponsored by Dundee & Angus College, Dundee City Council, Open Change, Healthcare Designed in Dundee (NHS Tayside).

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“I encourage all those working in the city’s public services take part in Dundee GovJam. Over the past year at the council we have been building our service design skills through numerous workshops in the same style as the Dundee GovJam. It’s a great way of bringing fresh thinking into service redesign, alongside developing new skills, knowledge and working collaboratively with others.”

DAVID MARTIN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL


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