Design Jam Limerick
This year’s Design Jam Limerick will be held on 17th April 2013 starting at 3pm at the Interaction Design Centre at the University of Limerick. This event promises to introduce some creative challenges to all participants. Everyone is invited to participate in the Design Jam! Attendees will be faced with a user experience challenge themed around Limerick’s cultural heritage. Laura Maye (PhD student working on the meSch project) and Alan Ryan (3rd year Digital Media Design) are the organisers of this year’s Design Jam Limerick. Design Jams are non-profit, one-day design events where groups of people come together to engage in user experience challenges. Anyone can participate in a Design Jam. They are held in several locations internationally each year. Last year, Limerick hosted its first, very successful and fun Design Jam themed around turning Limerick into fab city. Design ideas explored on the day aimed to introduce concepts that would produce a more positive atmosphere in Limerick. The very first Design Jam in Ireland was organized by Daniel Beere and William Kennedy (at the time final year students in Digital Media Design) in April 2012. It was followed by Design Jam Dublin in September 2012, organized by the same Daniel Beere and William Kennedy, joined by Eamonn Finn (also a Digital Media Design alumnus). This year’s Design Jam Limerick aims to bring together participants from different backgrounds to work together on a very relevant theme for Limerick, especially since it was designated Ireland’s first city of culture for 2014. Design Jam Limerick will be themed around the cultural heritage of Limerick. Limerick is a very rich city from a cultural heritage perspective, and many of its hidden gems are very little known to the public. This year’s challenge will be to devise design ideas to promote and encourage the public to engage with Limerick’s cultural heritage. Admission is free, but reserving a place at designjamlimerick13.eventbrite.ieis necessary. Sponsorship for the event will also be greatly appreciated. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to contribute or send us a donation through the Eventbrite facility! Many thanks to Dr. Gabriela Avram, who supported the initiative of hosting a Design Jam in Limerick since its inception in 2012!