Design Jammin'!

07/08/2012 - London

We were thrilled to sponsor the recent Design Jam at Mozilla Place last week in London where Reading Room joined a team of volunteers to tackle User Experience (UX) challenges.

Similar to developer ‘hackathons’, Design Jam gets designers and UX minded-individuals together to learn and collaborate whilst working on real-life challenges. This session championed open-source thinking and sharing and was run by Mozilla and sponsored by Reading Room and Fjord.

Run throughout the year all over the world, this particular Design Jam challenged the participants to design a service for people who read for pleasure. Along with the other participants, we had to consider ways that new technologies can augment and improve this experience coming up with engaging solutions and presenting ideas at the end of the two-day session.

Polly Willson, Managing Director of Reading Room Studio noted: “User Experience has been core to Reading Room’s heritage since inception in 1996 and it still is today:  It’s great to get involved in these sorts of pop-up ideation and innovation events and we’re thrilled to get to help sponsor such an inclusive event in the UX community.  Apart from having a great time over the weekend, it was an inspirational forum to learn from and share with others in the industry. It’s a real thrill to take part and see UX creativity in action.”


Check out our blog for an insider’s view of what happens in a Design Jam http://blog.readingroom.com/2012/08/07/design-jam-london-5/

About Mozilla London
Mozilla is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better. We emphasize principle over profit, and believe that the Web is a shared public resource to be cared for, not a commodity to be sold.

Mozilla Spaces are open working environments where Mozillians can hack, code, design, research, create, engage and contribute to building a brighter future for the Web.

For more information, visit the Mozilla Spaces website
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/mozilla-spaces/