5th Annual PhillyCHI Design Slam

We are excited to announce PhillyCHI’s 5th annual Design Slam!

Hosted by Bresslergroup at the Marketplace Design Center, Lower Level
2400 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(one block from 30th Street Station)
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Each year, attendees participate as either design teams or “research participants” in a fast-paced race to create the best design solution to a truly real-world problem. Awards will be given to the victors, but everyone gets punch and pie!

This year’s event is special. Not only is it the 5th anniversary of the Slam, but it’s also the first time we’re partnering with a sister organization, the Industrial Design Society of America. That’s right – this year we’re doing a hybrid CHI/Industrial Design challenge, facilitated by Rob Tannen, Bresslergroup’s Director of Research.  The project for the Slam this year will include the design and integration of product and user interface design.

What is the Design Slam? The design slam is an annual collaborative event, where a design challenge is presented, and teams have an hour to collaborate on a solution.  Teams then present their solution to the group, and bragging rights go to the winners.  In the tradition of the past Design Slams, we invite observers to watch as the teams collaborate, and last year’s winners are the judges for this year.


HUGE thanks to our partners for this event!

BresslergroupBresslergroup is an award-winning product design and development firm. We provide a full range of services including human factors research, user interface and industrial design, engineering and production sourcing. We work across consumer, commercial and medical categories, with expertise in integrated design processes.

Based in Philadelphia since 1970, Bresslergroup has developed products for clients including Black & Decker, Kodak, and Siemens, has won more than 80 major design awards and has authored more than 125 patents.

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the world’s oldest, largest, member-driven society for product design, industrial design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields.

IDSA organizes the renowned International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly on design, and designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world.

IDSA recently created the Human Interaction Section (HIX) a community for the disciplines that converge to collaborate and deliver engaging experiences for both traditional physical products and digital products and services.