On February 24th to 26th, we hosted the Toronto Service Design Jam at the Normative studio! We had over twenty jammers in the studio all weekend to learn, explore, research, play, create, prototype, and present their services to the world.
The project was part of the Global Service Jam organized by WorkPlayExperience, and was organized locally by myself and Michael-Owen Liston. We recruited mentors Heather McGaw, Blair Johnsrude, Lindsay Ellerby, and Ayla Newhouse to work with the jammers throughout the weekend, providing guidance, feedback, and support.
I have started a new position of Designer at Normative Design. In the two months since I’ve started, I have worked on massive intranets, start up companies, product redesigns, and have pitched and had started development on a robotics project. I could not be happier.
I have been working on an application called Colour Phone with graphic designer friend Ayla Newhouse. It is built on NodeJS, and is part of a larger effort to build tools for both communicating in different mediums, and understanding what might affect those mediums. We’re currently building the actual interface and a geolocative component.
I have made a prototype in collaboration with the collective Super Secret Shares & Sons for facilitating communication between gendered spaces. I will post it soon, ’cause it’s fun, but want to review internally first.
More to come!