The team in 2012!

Service Jam Turku 2012 is over and we are now celebrating! Thanks to all participants and mentors, speakers and other persons that have been involved!

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The final sprint

The last day of Global Service Jam has started and the air is full of excitement and expectations! A tangle of coffee, computers and post-its is slowly shaping into videos of well functioning services.To give you a small hint, our teams are designing new services around subjects like crowd sourced children-to-children books, people teaching each other, adventure creations, and boredom killing. These services are, of course,  connected to the theme hidden treasure and done as both smartphone applications, web platforms and events.

The final results are being presented at 3 PM local time and after that we’ll go out for  well deserved dinner!

Another motivational factor:

Everything’s alright on a Saturday night

Final ideas are starting to be created and it looks like Service Jam Turku will upload five different results tomorrow afternoon, exciting! The local newspaper Turun Sanomat has visited us today, Anssi Koskinen (AD, Aucor Oy) provided us with a valuable keynote about service design in the afternoon and the teams are right now mentored by Dima Kanevsky and Tanja Denysova, from IDÉ Finland, who helps us creating user friendly services. We want to thank these people for giving a valuable input to our work! Service Jam Turku has also shared ideas with other jammers in both Kansas and Toronto through Skype, and let’s see how many of us are going to spend their night at Boost Startup Farm, as I can now feel the flow.
Next up: some filming!

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Hidden treasure

So, the theme of Global Service Jam 2012 is Hidden treasure. We shared our group of 27 persons into smaller teams after the official theme unveiling yesterday and started to come up with ideas and work on designing services according to the theme. We’re glad to have people of different nationalities and with different expertise on place, it gives us a wide knowledge and various points of view – besides, one group just finished skyping with Bangalore Service Jam .

Lots of discussions ended up referring to unknown places, hidden qualities in persons, companies and services, finding the treasure in boring moments, games, everyday situations… The question is what do people need, what are we willing to use and ready to pay for?

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30 min to go!

People are running around like crazy children in kindergarten but hopefully we get all gathered and calm in a while. I can now feel the smell of pop corn and innovation – one busy week of planning, preparation and marketing will soon end and we can finally start jamming! Wohoo!