How a Design Slam Works--
We all will roll up our sleeves, team up, and participate in a Design Slam. Each team will be faced with the same design challenge. So as to not give anyone an unfair advantage or a head start, the design challenge will not be revealed until the start of the event. Those with prior knowledge of or experience with the organization which is the focus of the design challenge will be welcome to observe and/or judge.
Observers and walk-ins are welcome. Rutgers students, faculty, and staff may attend at no charge.
Resources onsite will include whiteboards, easel paper, post-its, markers, and a projector. Please feel free to bring your own additional devices and materials.
Event organizers will assign attendees to teams at the start of the event to create groups of equal size. Judges will be in attendance throughout the event.
Once the design challenge has been introduced, teams will be given a block of time to work together and sketch out their solutions in real time. During this block of time, ample use of rapid design methodologies of your choice can be used as agreed upon by your team. The design session is intended as a chance for team members to collaborate, sketch out, discuss, refine, and finalize their solutions. Since time is limited, teams will need to be both strategic and tactical in terms of how they use this resource.
After the design phase, each team in turn will present their proposed solution. Each presentation will be brief, and followed by Q&A.
Following the presentations, the judges will convene in an adjoining room to discuss their observations and findings. They will return to deliver feedback and announce the name of the winning Design Slam team.
We plan to have a good time, meet new people, and interact with each other in an exciting, productive setting. We'll be learning from each other, and participating on a number of levels. Come and see what a design slam is about, or better yet, participate in the process for best results.
Here is the parking permit information -
Special Event parking request has been processed. Our visitors may park in Lots 64, 60A & 60B without permits. Guests must use the below link to register for the event. Until this process is completed, your vehicles are not registered and you may receive a citation. Special event parking and special event permits are only for visitors to the University which does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in. If you have a question regarding a special event, please email it to [masked] to ensure a timely response. If you wish to follow up with a phone call, please contact special events at (848)[masked].
6:30 - 7:00 pm Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 7:05 pm Welcome & Announcements
7:05 - 9:20 pm Design Slam (additional program details provided at the event)
9:20 - 9:30 pm Closing Remarks