What's a Design Jam?

A CommBank Design Jam is a one-day workshop that inspires, excites, challenges and delivers real change. Spend a full day working on your business, learning creative ways to take on your biggest challenges or realise your greatest opportunities. Our human-centred approach to problem solving will help you challenge the status quo and walk away with a deeper understanding of your customers’ needs.

What to expect

Before the day

Before joining a Design Jam, you will have the opportunity to work with our innovation experts to decide on your key challenge to take to the workshop. They will also help you identify who to bring to the workshop (you can bring 2-4 representatives from your business).

On the day

Get ready for an interactive workshop, where you start the day by deciding on a key challenge or opportunity for your business, then work through the six stage Design Thinking process, with our innovation experts on hand to help develop and test your ideas. Leave with a fresh perspective, and hundreds of ideas to use and take your business to the next level.

What customers have said about our Design Jams

“You made us laugh. You made us cry. But most of all, you stretched our thinking.”

“What a high energy, outside-the-box and challenging but highly enjoyable session.”

“Having CommBank available to facilitate this session was a great opportunity for staff to see the endless possibilities Design Thinking can bring to the organisation and the ways we operate."

People at a Design Jam session

Case studies

Staff from Abbey Gardens

Abbey Gardens

Taking part in a Commbank Design Jam showed Gippsland aged care facility Abbey Gardens how a bank can be more than just a provider of finance.

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Staff at SA Mushrooms

SA Mushrooms

SA Mushrooms used a CommBank Design Jam to workshop ideas for expanding their business. See how they used the intensive, immersive opportunity to create a new mushroom sauce.

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Staff at Social Futures

Social Futures

Social justice organisation Social Futures used a CommBank Design Jam to test their idea for a children’s mobile mental health service. See how learning and using design thinking ideas helped them make future plans.

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Staff member of The MaraWay

The MaraWay

When not-for-profit community organisation The MaraWay participated in a CommBank Design Jam, they found the answers that helped them completely re-design their website and grow their business. Here’s how it happened.

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Join us at a Design Jam

The CommBank Design Jams aren’t open to the general public but Regional and Agribusiness customers can arrange participation at their nearest Design Jam with their Relationship Manager.

About the Innovation Lab

CommBank's Design Jams are run in partnership with the CommBank Innovation Lab, which uses the latest technology and real-time data to help customers make informed decisions and drive their businesses forward. 

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Things you should know

We may collect personal information (including name, email address and other details) about you so we can contact you to invite you to the Regional Design Jam. For more information about how we collect and use your personal information, including how you can access or correct your personal information or contact us with any feedback see our Privacy Policy