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Introducing The DEF Jam Blog

In collaboration with Facilitator, Designer and Code for Canada’s Education and Community Program Manager Meghan Hellstern, we’ve jointly launching a new blog called The Design, Engagement and Facilitation Jam – also known as The DEF Jam – at: www.thedefjam.com The blog will feature articles and posts on the experience of being a design-based facilitator, tips that we have learned over the years and discussion of different methodologies.

In Meghan’s first post, she discusses the importance of starting an ending a session strong and how this can really benefit a consultation process. We totally agree with this concept – we often find that participants need lots of extra energy and momentum to really engage with the process.

In our first post, written by Howard Tam, we explore how Trello can be used as a cross-communication tool during a design jam or hack a thon. We use the case study of our work with Ryerson University’s FCAD as lead facilitators for the #weCan Culture Jam where we deployed Trello as a documentation tool during the Jam.

Click here to read up on the blog! In the future, we’ll also be cross-posting our DEF Jam posts under the “DEF Jam” tag.

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