World Industrial Design Day 2019

World Industrial Design Day™ (WIDD) is an international day of observance celebrated annually on 29 June to highlight the impact of industrial design on the betterment of life. Designers around the globe mark the day with activities such as panel discussions, workshops, design competitions, exhibits, gallery installations, networking events and more.

WDO has partnered with the team at Global Goals Jam to launch the first World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) Mini-Jam – a collection of one-day design sprints around the world where creative teams will work together to address local challenges around the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionSee the official WIDD 2019 page.

What is a "Mini" Jam?

The Global Goals Jam is an initiative established in 2016 by the Digital Society School in the Netherlands. The #GlobalGoalsJam is a two-day event that empowers people to create direct impact on the Global Goals by solving local challenges relevant to their own context. The “WIDD 2019 Mini-Jam” employs the same design method in a more compact one-day event. It can also easily be held over the course of just an afternoon (depending on how deep you wish to dive into your topic).

How to participate in the WIDD 2019 Mini-Jam

A toolkit has been prepared to help you craft an event that can be held over the course of an afternoon, or a full day, depending on which methods you use and how deep you dive in. Depending on your time, workspace and the network available to you, you can customize your Mini-Jam as simply or as elaborately as you want. What we value most is bringing together people from different disciplines and backgrounds, to create a conversation and collaboration that includes multiple perspectives.

The first part focuses on identifying a local challenge, the second part is to assess the possible impact of your challenge. This should help you create a brief.

How do I host a jam?

To start, you’ll need a physical space to comfortably seat participants. You’ll also want to consider:

  • Reliable Internet access for all participants
  • Access to the methods, tools and templates we will provide you with, as well as basic design tools such as post-its (lots of ’em!), blank paper, markers, tape etc.
  • At least one local official organizer to coordinate the event
  • Snacks

More info on How to Host a Jam.


29 juni 2019


World Design Organization



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