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Public Jam

Design your city. Everyday touchpoints and interactions.
Public space, public services, public transportation.
30 November - 2 December 2018
Blueprint, Hong Kong


Public Jam is a two-day, design-led hackathon. At it, experienced designers work together designing services for Hong Kong. Teams will develop concepts that look forward to the future of the city, while being founded in the reality of public services today.


City Jam

Founded in real challenges

Experts will join at key moments to inform the designer’s process. Coming from the city’s biggest public service providers, they’ll add a dose of reality our the work.

Collision of minds

With designers and experts from all different backgrounds in the room, we’ll work across institutional boundaries to find the opportunities that lie in the gaps. 

All the themes

Rather than pigeonholing our work into sectors, we are looking at a broad array of challenges all at once: housing, public space, mobility and utilities.

What are we working on?

Innovate the city

Public space

Malls. Overhead walkways. Sitting-out areas. Sidewalks. Streets. Parks. Beaches. Plazas. Street cleaning. Benches. Playgrounds. Trash cans. Street lights. Public toilets. How do we use them? Why are there so many funny rules? What else is possible?

Public transport

Trams. Cars. Bus stops. Walkways. Push-carts. Bikes. MTR. Buses. Taxis. Taxi drivers. Gondolas. Stations and stops. Stairs. Airports. Feet. How do we get around the city? How do we move stuff? What else is possible?

Public Services

Police. Fire department. Libraries. Post offices. Water. Electricity. Landlines. Mobile phones. Internet. Gas. Pipes. Wires. How do we access public services? How do we interface with them? Is there anything else we all need?


Design our city's future.

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Designers, technologists and business innovators should join the challenge. You’ll meet, work with and learn from people from all kinds of backgrounds.

Learn from each other.

Collaborate with the city’s best service and experience designers. Work together. Learn from each other. Break out of your day to day.

Everyday issues.

Get outside your routine topics, and work on things that affect everyone in the city everyday.



Friday, you’ll be up to your ears in post-its. Saturday, you’ll have a finished prototype.


7pm to 10pm

Come up with ideas. Pick a challenge. Build teams.


9am to 9pm

Get to work. Research the problem. Talk to users. Map and sketch solutions. Make mistakes. Have fun. Make rough prototypes. Make fancy prototypes.


9am to 5pm

Keep talking to users. Keep building your idea. Get in a fight. Present your prototype. Win a prize. Celebrate. 


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