Making, not talking!
We highly recommend taking public transit to the Jam this weekend.
Both venues are conveniently located near the T.
Friday Night at Essential
Nearest T-stop: South Station (Red Line / Silver Line / Commuter Rail)
Essential is located at 143 South St. Boston, MA 02111 in the Leather District (between Tufts and Beach). South Street is parallel to Atlantic Avenue, just one block west of the South Station railyard.
Limited metered street parking
Saturday and Sunday at HI-Boston
Hosteling International Boston (HI-Boston) is located at 19 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116 in Chinatown (between Tremont and Washington) near the Theater District and Tufts Medical Center.
Friday’s session will start promptly at 5pm at Essential. At the ground floor, follow the call box to reach the receptionist. She’ll buzz you in. Essential’s studio is on the 6th floor.
What to Bring Friday night
- Laptop and charger
- Notebook and pen
- Business cards
- Open mind and a smile
What to Expect on Friday
- You’re here to have FUN!
- We’ll warm up and do some brainstorming and pitching
- Pizza and salad dinner, some drinks and wine
- An intro to service design and basic tools
- Wrap up by 9 pm
Spend the weekend creating a new service design at the Boston Service Jam. Open to all, the event is based part of the Global Service Jam held in over 100 cities around the world.
How to jam
The event begins Friday night when a theme is revealed from the Global Jam organizers to help us get inspired. Teams are created, and participants quickly form a concept, then create service evidence to share their idea. This event is about working fast and thinking free, not over-thinking, over-analyzing, or achieving perfection. Teams present their concepts Sunday afternoon in the form of a rough prototype, slideshow, mock up website, or business plan – anything publishable that communicates the service.