Design Jams

What is it?

A one-day event, open to all people interested in collaborating and co-creating for social impact, to engage in multi-disciplinary collaboration to design, iterate and refine impactful solutions to address social and environmental issues.

The first edition was in 2022 and we already count with three editions with two different partners. Our intention is to continue to have at least 1 Design Jam per year, strengthening this project as an impactful platform that drives social innovation.

Testimonials

“The feedback we got is very valuable to the project. In particular, the point about building a story is really interesting and something we never really thought about, as we have previously focused on describing the business model and the product when presenting, rather than building up a story around the problem and our solution.” (NOVA SBE student)

“As design students, we don’t usually think about how to make the idea viable. We never think about business models. The questions and feedback we receive today force us to think of our idea in a different way. We think it will help us implement it.” (FAUL Student)

Editions

Design Jam for Impact

April 06, 2024

Join us for our third edition of the DESIGN JAM FOR IMPACT organized by the DESIS Lab @ Nova SBE and REDE DESIS Lab @ Faculty of Architecture in Lisbon. This is an amazing opportunityto engage in multi-disciplinary collaboration to design, iterate and refine impactful solutions to address social and environmental issues.

WHAT WILL WE DO
The day will be fast-paced and full of hands-on activities to allow you collaboratively generate innovative solutions to help six projects (from NovaSBE and FAUL students and social entrepreneurs tackling social and environmental issues).

We will practice design thinking and learn practical tools to nurture your creative problem-solving and develop meaningful and sustainable solutions to tackle complex social and environmental issues in our communities.

Design thinking is a powerful approach to help develop insights into problems that generate solutions that may otherwise remain hidden to you.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Multidisciplinary communication and collaboration, journey maps, prototyping, scenarios and storytelling.

More than anything, you’ll have the opportunity to work with like-minded passionate people from different disciplines!

HOW?
As a participant, you will be a creative collaborator. As such you will work with 6 projects which address a social and / or environmental issue. They are passionate by their idea but they also believe in the power of collaboration and diversity, and are looking for creative inputs and different perspectives.

Facilitators: Anne-Laure Fayard (Nova SBE) and Inês Veiga (FAL).

WHO?
If you are passionate about impact and want to hone your design thinking skills, flex your creative muscles and nurture your collaborative power, sign up and join us on April 6th!

THE PROJECTS WE WILL BE WORKING WITH WILL BE SHARED SOON!

Registrations HERE

Team
Anne-Laure Fayard, ERA Chair Professor of Social Innovation, coordinator of DESIS Lab at Nova SBE and Visiting Research Professor at NYU.
Inês Veiga, Assistant Professor at FA-ULisboa, designer and designer researcher.
DESIS Lab@NovaSBE mentors Catarina Lisboa, Joana Ramalho, Mafalda Paiva Chaves and Alisson Avila.
Beatriz Bento, DESIS Lab at Nova SBE community manager.

REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Design Jam for Sustainable Fashion

February 9, 2024

This activity was hosted by DESIS Lab at Nova SBE in partnership with the Nova SBE Haddad Entrepreneurship Institute, as part of the Horizon Grant for Innovation Ecosystems and was open to anyone passionate about fashion and / or sustainability and most of all interested in collaborating for social impact.

The workshop was facilitated by Anne-Laure Fayard and had the special participation of a few experts and mentors.
– Francesco Mazzarela, Senior Lecturer in Fashion and Design for Social Change at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
Ana Graziela Sousa, Researcher and Lecturer – Fashion Design and Entrepreneurship
Charlotte Kramer, Co-founder of AGOJI studio and Alumni of Prototyping Fund 1st cycle

Team
Anne-Laure Fayard, ERA Chair Professor of Social Innovation, coordinator of DESIS Lab at Nova SBE and Visiting Research Professor at NYU.
Beatriz Bento, DESIS Lab@NovaSBE community manager with the support of Joana Barba, Nova SBE Haddad Entrepreneurship Institute community manager.

Design Jam for Sustainable Cities

September 22, 2023

This activity was hosted by DESIS Lab at Nova SBE in partnership with the Nova SBE Haddad Entrepreneurship Institute, as part of the Horizon Grant for Innovation Ecosystems. This event was open to anyone passionate about cities and / or sustainability and most of all interested in collaborating for social impact and we were glad to have a wide range of participants with different backgrounds participating.

The workshop was facilitated by Anne-Laure Fayard and had the special participation of a few experts and mentors.
– Joana Casaca Lemos, design researcher for regenerative projects
Maria Zuzarte, from EMEL – Empresa de Mobilidade e Estacionamento de Lisboa
– Victor Vieira, from Lisboa e-nova – Agência de Energia e Ambiente de Lisboa

Team
Anne-Laure Fayard, ERA Chair Professor of Social Innovation, coordinator of DESIS Lab at Nova SBE and Visiting Research Professor at NYU.
Beatriz Bento, DESIS Lab@NovaSBE community manager with the support of Joana Barba, Nova SBE Haddad Entrepreneurship Institute community manager.

Design Jam for Impact

April 01, 2023

The second edition of Design Jam for Impact organized by the DESIS Lab at Nova SBE and REDES from Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon University (FAUL) at Nova SBE campus had 30+ participants that worked on six different projects developed not only by students but also other social innovators and entrepeneurs that shared their passion and work for further progress.

The projects

1. CEBRA. Transforming young professionals into future responsible leaders. Focus: Leadership Education
Representatives: Milosz Kwapiński & Marielen Winter

2. Imperfecti Design. Focus: Environmental Sustainability
João Anes

3. SAKHI. Focus: Food and sustainable packaging
Asmita Ghimire and Yoonchhomi Subba

4. Bloody Marie. Focus: Health
Representatives: Josef Zimmerer & Mariella Von Der Wense

5. SufHeat. Focus: Environmental Sustainability
Representatives: Alena Kananovich & Kirill Lazarev

6. AGOJI Studio. Focus: Sustainable Fashion and women empowerment
Representatives: Charlotte Kramer & Linda Reitberger

Team
Anne-Laure Fayard, ERA Chair Professor of Social Innovation, coordinator of DESIS Lab at Nova SBE and Visiting Research Professor at NYU.
Inês Veiga, Assistant Professor at FA-ULisboa, designer and designer researcher.
DESIS Lab@NovaSBE mentors Catarina Lisboa, Joana Ramalho, Mafalda Paiva Chaves and Alisson Avila.
Beatriz Bento, DESIS Lab at Nova SBE community manager.

Design Jam for Impact

April 09, 2022

Our first Design Jam for Impact took place at Nova SBE Campus, a partnership between DESIS Lab at Nova SBE and REDES from Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon University (FAUL). This event had 30+ participants that worked on six different projects (from food waste, recycling to healthcare) developed by students from Nova SBE and from FAL.

Team
Anne-Laure Fayard, ERA Chair Professor of Social Innovation, coordinator of DESIS Lab at Nova SBE and Visiting Research Professor at NYU.
Inês Veiga, Assistant Professor at FA-ULisboa, designer and designer researcher.
Marco Neves, Assistant Professor at FA-ULisboa, Coordinator of the Interaction Design Master’s degree, and the Design, Interaction and Visualization research group.