EVENT REMINDER: First Annual PhillyCHI Design Slam, Thursday January 25, 2007
22 Jan 2007 - 6:47pm
** Apologies for Cross Posting **
Just a reminder to please join us in the Philadelphia region's first
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!
Sign up now!
If you would like to participate, please RSVP now to phillychi at gmail.com. Why now? We may need to cap attendance.
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
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.
What's in it for me?
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"
Those that want to participate need to be at the meeting by 6:15pm at
the latest. The client team will be introducing the design challenge
promptly at 6:25.
If you do not want to participate due to not being able to get to the
meeting on-time or a severe case of social phobia, fear not! We would
like to have an audience during this session to play the role of
users, and help choose the winning team.