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UX Design Slam

May 12, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

PhillyCHI’s Design Slam is back for its 15th year!

The Annual Design Slam is a collaborative event in user experience design where participants compete in teams to develop the best design solution for a challenge faced by a local nonprofit organization. This is a great opportunity to meet and work side-by-side with designers, strategists, and passionate user experience practitioners from all backgrounds.

Teams will be assigned to breakout rooms in Zoom, and each team will develop a compelling solution to this year’s challenge presented by our partners at Hopeworks. Each team will be given some background research on the problem and they will have an hour to ideate and develop a solution. A delegate of each team will pitch their designs to the group, and a panel of judges composed of past Design Slam winners and individuals from our partner organization will select the winning design.

Participants of all backgrounds and levels of expertise are welcome – no specific tech or coding experience is required. Spectators are also welcome.

Please note: Space is limited, and a waitlist will be available if tickets sell out. Registration will close at noon (12 PM ET) on the day of the event.




6:30pm – 7:00pm: Introduction & Design Challenge
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Designing and Slamming
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Team Presentations and Judging

A link to the Zoom call will be shared with attendees the day of the event. Please update your Zoom desktop app to take full advantage of the breakout room features.


With a focus on education, technology, and entrepreneurship, Hopeworks provides a positive, healing atmosphere that propels young people to build strong futures and break the cycle of violence and poverty in Camden, New Jersey.

Hopeworks connects youth to life-changing opportunities where their growing technology skills go to work for enterprising businesses within our community. The real-world, on-the-job experience they gain raises their potential and benefits Hopeworks’ partners.


Thank you to our 2021 annual sponsors: Think Company, Rosenfeld Media, O3 World, and Vanguard.


May 12, 2021
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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