EVENT REMINDER: First Annual PhillyCHI Design Slam, Thursday January 25, 2007

22 Jan 2007 - 7:47pm
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** 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!

2007 PhillyCHI Design Slam
Date: January 25 2007
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Website: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/phillychi/
Location: Levine 307, UPenn Campus 3301 Walnut, Philadelphia PA
Directions: Here is a map of the building: http://

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
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.

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.

This idea is shamelessly stolen (with permission) from the IA
Summit's IA Slam. For more information about the IA Slam, visit

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