One week after the Summer Web 2011 + Design Jam Iasi events, we can conclude with some remarks.
The Summer Web 2011 audience included about 50 participants + some remote persons (from Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, etc.) who watched the event via live streaming services.
A number of 9 presentations were delivered by Web professionals and students. The topics covered:
- Web interaction – Design Principles, Design Phases: The Birth of a Star, Prototyping UX, Quality Assessment in Design;
- Client-side Web application development – Mozilla Add-ons SDK (Jetpack) and Web 3D — Semantic standards, WebGL, HCI;
- Non-conventional interaction – Creating Things for the Internet of Things and 3D Interaction in the E-learning Environments;
- Game development – Developing Games for the Mobile Devices.
Second day, 15 persons – grouped in 5 teams – participated to the 1st edition of the Design Jam Iasi challenge – the topic of interest: mall guiding assistant.
With some advices and suggestions offered by the mentors, after 6 hours of hard work and/or fun, each team publicly presented the designed solutions:
- MallMasters – Bogdan Dumitriu, Mircea Serediuc, Sergiu Filip
- Concentrico – Alexandru Andronic, Emanuel Martonca, George Teiosanu
- Keep It Simple – Dumitru Emciuc and Mihai Sterpu
- Bird Mall – Alexandru Chelariu, Adrian Trefas, Nicu Spinu
- Oomba – Vlad Manea, Stefan Enache, Bogdan Gâza, Andreea-Diana Stanciu
During the event, we established – as a surprise – an online duplex with Design Jam Barcelona, having a nice discussion with Alina Mierlus.
Several impressions about Design Jam Iasi #1 (in random order):
- Cristi Bârlădeanu
“The word of the day for Design Jam Iasi was for sure “inspiration”. The mix’n'match of ideas coming from people with different background and complimentary perspectives on what design and UX should be modeled like laid a rock-solid foundation for creativity and innovation. That’s how we got a robot, augmented reality and paper tablets as solutions for the same challenge A big thumbs up for the local champions and congratulations for all the attendees, looking forward to see the same enthusiasm and passion brought together to Design Jam Iasi #2!”
- Marius Ursache
“Great fun and great ideas at Mozilla DesignJam Iasi #djiasi. Looking forward for the next edition!”
- Silviu Savin
“I was honored to mentor @designjamiasi /If you missed #1, you should come to #2. #djiasi was inspiring, fun, a great experience. Congrats!”
- Andreea Buraga
“Design Jam supported by Mozilla Labs was a cool initiative and I encourage all the design enthusiasts to sign up in the future because it is a great learning and idea-generating experience in a relaxed and fun manner. I was impressed with the creative and innovative solutions offered by the participants. I was hoping to see actual designers participating to this event (I mean as “jammers”), but on the other hand it is great seeing people from diverse backgrounds giving a real interest and dedication to this field. I hope this is a first step in starting a community of designers and attracting more people in this field and this type of events – maybe try making Iasi a leading creative center of Romania, for example?! I am very happy and honored I was invited to Design Jam and looking forward to the next editions!”
- Bogdan Gâza
“Had loads of fun at #djiasi. Looking forward for the next iteration of the event. Many thanks to the organizers!”
The organizers (aka local champions) – Sabin Buraga, Stefan Negru, Lenuta Alboaie and Andrei Panu – are grateful for the support provided by Mozilla Labs, The Red Point, Faculty of Computer Science , UAIC Romania, and ASII (The Association of The Informatics’ Students from Iasi). Our thanks to student volunteers: Sabina Bolboceanu, Victor Panaite, and Adriana Schiopu. Live streaming services were kindly offered by MEDIAEC.
We hope you enjoyed the Summer Web 2011 + Design Jam Iasi events!
See you next year!