During the last weekend I participated in the Global Service Jam in Oslo. This time we had to create a service design based around the topic of hidden secrets. The first day of the jam we had a big brainstorming about the topic and it was interesting to see how people gave different meanings to secrets – everything from objects to personalities and skills. My team ended up creating a sort of old fashioned treasure hunt, just in a modern, secret society way.
The idea was to make a game which helped people discover our city in a new and fun way by creating a treasure hunt that sends you to discover different new places. In order to participate in the game you have to contribute, and after having finished one level, you yourself have to share your favorite (and secret) places from your city. These places can then become tasks for someone else. In this way the game can grow on its own, making it even more surprising, personal and exiting. After having completed 10 levels in your own city you are allowed to continue the game in an other Hidden city in the world.
Just like last time at the Global Sustainability Jam, it was extremely intense, hard work and so much fun at the same time. Even though I was completely exhausted after the weekend I am already exited for the next Jam. A big thanks to my group: Åste Laberg, Susann Johansen, Christian von Hanno, Kristian Bjørnshaug, Naima Zakaria and Maciej Warchal. Also Brock LeMieux and Ingvild Sundby for organizing the jams – you are the best!
Commented on March 12th, 2012 1:37 am