Help 5 made-in-NYC Cleantech startups solve specific challenges in a one-day, open innovation, design hackathon. The NYC ACRE Design Jam encourages designers to connect, learn, and collaborate – while working on real problems for local tech startups building a more resilient NYC. Spend a fun Saturday with other New York design thinkers and work with entrepreneurs running innovative companies that are working to grow the clean economy in NYC.What’s a Design Jam? : http://bit.ly/YXQQ4Y
Teams to Join: http://bit.ly/Zol5TN
When: 9a-7p, Saturday, April 27th, 2013 – breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks and excitement provided
Where: NYC ACRE, 137 Varick Street, 2nd fl, New York, NY
Who: Limited to 25 Volunteers from the Design Community.
(Design Thinkers, Industrial Designers, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) & Design Students, Interaction Designers, UX Researchers, Information Architects, UI Designers, Web Designers, Graphic Designers, Developers, anyone with experience in design approaches to solving problems)
How: RSVP by March 30 and invite your friends! Contact Ewheeler@poly.edu for questions.
What: The Design Jam will start with design challenges from five NYC ACRE companies. Volunteers will organize into teams, work with teams through research, sketching, guerilla testing and other UX techniques. Teams will pause to share the teams’ process and learnings mid-day, and will get feedback from other teams and mentors. The day will conclude with final presentations to the entire group. Outcomes could be sketches, storyboards, a video or even a prototype – whatever communicates the idea best.
About NYC ACRE: New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE) helps clean technology and renewable energy companies in New York City grow, advancing the City as a role model for a low-carbon future and creating jobs. Seeded by a grant from the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) to NYU-Poly, NYC ACRE is aimed at growing an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, international companies, and innovative local businesses that provide solutions to climate and energy issues in NYC.