Manchester to Host its first ever Global GovJam

Manchester GovJam, an exclusive service design event for members of the public and government sector.

By Matthew Tyas | Last updated 13 May 2014

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Following the worldwide success of the Manchester Service Jam, atLarge, Inc. is happy to announce that it will be hosting Manchester GovJam, an event exclusive to members of the public and government sector.


Founded on Service Design principles, the GovJam, the very first event of its kind in Manchester, brings together a global network of people that simply want to understand how to create better services for their service users. Whether that’s in the classroom, in a board meeting or interactions with everyday constituents, the GovJam will teach you how to better understand constituent, student or taxpayer personas, how to engage with them via online and offline channels and how to collaboratively iterate your strategies so they are valuable for both your department and its user.

Take Part In Manchester GovJam
Service Design has taken the European Public Sector and Educational Sector by storm. Services are being exponentially enhanced to appeal to diverse constituents. The Manchester GovJam uses Service Design to bring clarity to your departments, office and institutions so that you can provide more meaningful services. Both individuals and organisations join together as part of a global community who, in the spirit of experimentation, innovation, and friendly competition, will be united to explore and reassess what we understand as a ‘service’ that is designed with a user at its core. Manchester GovJam is especially relevant to government and public sector professionals, and will give them the opportunity to exchange techniques, insights and ideas with colleagues, near and far, whilst working on concrete projects addressing key issues inspired by a common public sector theme. Using this theme, teams will have fewer than 48 hours to develop and prototype completely new services inspired by the principles of Service Design. At the end of the two days, these ideas become concrete designs, prototypes and plans of action that are published for the world to see. Manchester GovJam offers the chance to connect with Service Designers locally and globally, and the opportunity to continue the conversation in a global network of thought leaders and organisations that are recognised as experts around the world.

For full information, sponsorship information and tickets please visit:
Contact: Mahnaz Yusaf, atLarge, Inc.
Tel: +44 (0) 161 768 0210
Twitter: @MCR_GovJam