There is a whole community out there, across the globe coming together to Jam. They are learning the principles of Service Design and applying them to find innovative solutions to BIG problems. The challenge: 48 hours to change the world.

Although this seems like a massive challenge you would be amazed at what can be achieved. Regardless the main goal is to have fun, meet new people and have new experiences.

#thisiswhywejam was started by Jammers who wanted to share their experiences and show others what the community is all about. Here are 10 “this is why we jam” quotes that resonate with us here in Birmingham. These are the reasons that we are so passionate about bringing the Global Jam community here:

[su_quote cite=”Canberra, Australia”] “It will energise and excite you and open your mind to a new way of doing things!” [/su_quote]

[su_quote cite=”Los Angeles, USA”] “I got a lot out of the Jam. I feel like I re-learned how to approach problems from different angles. I found a new appreciation for thinking without limits and constraints.”[/su_quote]

[su_quote cite=”Hong Kong, China”] “The Jam has developed a new way of working and we discovered that exchanging ideas with people we do not know can be so helpful to create a completely new business.” [/su_quote]

[su_quote cite=”Lawrence, USA”]“We formed a little group, a non-profit. We’re starting small:  redesigning a food bank service in Kansas City.” [/su_quote]

[su_quote cite=”Melbourne, Australia”] “The Jam offers that sense of mystery, excitement and a weekend of fun.” [/su_quote]

[su_quote cite=”Mexico City, Mexico”] “The Jam has changed our working habits: we are using the kind of open method to work in developing projects.” [/su_quote]

[su_quote cite=”Rome, Italy”] “Many participants working in companies told us that they saw and experimented a new way of working collaboratively that are trying to bring inside their companies.” [/su_quote]

[su_quote cite=”Hamilton, New Zealand”] “A general sense of increased belonging to a global service design community.” [/su_quote]

[su_quote cite=”Leeds, UK”]  “Our University Lecturer has added Service Design to his Design Management Curriculum. Our Interior Design consultant started using Service Design techniques and she’s winning more work as a result!” [/su_quote]

[su_quote cite=”Los Angeles, USA”] “This was awesome and inspiring. I am looking to bring the techniques I learned to my daily job.” [/su_quote]

Follow #thisiswhywejam on twitter to keep up to date with the incredible Jam movement and follow @spaghettijams for updates on the Birmingham Service Jam 2015, we hope to see you there.