The connected company
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Many thanks to Thomas Vanderwal for the many conversations that inspired this post. Do you know what the average life expectancy for a company is?
The role of visual thinking and communication in change management
JANUARY 31, 2011
Martin Eppler of the University of St. Gallen interviews me about visual thinking and change.
What is a connected company?
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
The future is podular
APRIL 18, 2011
The future is podular , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. How do you embed that kind of agility into the DNA of your company?
Gamestorming for service design
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
As part of the kickoff for the Global Service Jam, I was asked to offer some tips on how service designers could use gamestorming. So I put together a few thoughts in this short video
Designing a narrative with index cards
SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
Working on the workshop , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. When I develop presentations I like to use index cards to sort through ideas.
The design philosophy of the AK-47
FEBRUARY 15, 2010
The design philosophy of the AK-47 , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Can’t we find ethical examples which enable people, but don’t kill?"
Mr. Fixit and the power of packaging
OCTOBER 27, 2009
Fixit , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Reason is a dangerous, two-edged sword. hammer sees everything as a nail, a saw wants to cut, etc.
What is Gamestorming?
NOVEMBER 20, 2010
For more Gamestorming goodness, check out the Gamestorming blog
Toward a theory of information relativity
JUNE 29, 2009
Visual thinking , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. People often ask me how to visualize information. Always. What to leave out: Everything else.
Visual note-taking workshop
APRIL 27, 2009
visual note-taking conference call notes , originally uploaded by Austin Kleon. Your notes and whiteboard scrawls will never be the same! Read more
Anatomy of a smart thing
OCTOBER 12, 2010
Anatomy of a smart thing , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. not simulating the world so much as enhancing the one that already exists.
OCTOBER 11, 2010
Ubicomp Sketchbook , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. The environment and the context of use become much more important.
Some basic rules for napkin-sketching
DECEMBER 12, 2008
Here is a short (3.5 minutes) video with a few guidelines for making better napkin sketches: 1. Ground line 2. Center(s) of gravity 3. Connect figure to ground 4. Big-to-little 5. Draw through and over I hope you enjoy it
Bitching about work means you like it the way it is
AUGUST 25, 2009
Bitching about work means you like it the way it is , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. It only reinforces negative behavior all around.
Communication Nation: What do you want?
NOVEMBER 11, 2007
What do you want? What do you want?, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. love to ask the question "what do you want?" But I do this all the time
The unbook movement
FEBRUARY 18, 2009
As some of you know I have been keenly interested in a movement, started by Jay Cross , called the unbook. traditional book is released in editions.
3d -- A model for learning and improvement
MARCH 27, 2008
All learning and improvement begins with action -- with doing. For example, as a child you touch a hot stove.
Communication Nation: The amazing sticky-note trick
FEBRUARY 8, 2008
11 Comments: Blogger greg_lange said. Truly astounding. = ). 2/08/2008; Blogger nate said.
Communication Nation: What do you love?
NOVEMBER 11, 2007
I love to ask the question "what do you love?" The photos above are from a session I facilitated at The Overlap. But I do this all the time.
Free the facts!
JANUARY 17, 2009
Facts are an important element of any decision-making process. When we as a society make decisions that affect our future, facts, and conversation or argument about what they mean, is a critical part of those decisions. But what is a fact, and how do we know that something is a fact? Is there a "keeper of the facts?" Read more about open access.
Nancy Duarte on her new book, Resonate
OCTOBER 11, 2010
Nancy Duarte is the founder of Duarte Design, one of the world’s leading presentation design companies. So I wrote Slide:ology which addresses that.
Why you need to go to VizThink 09
JANUARY 26, 2009
Dave Davison sketches , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. VizThink is exactly the opposite. It's a conference about differences.
Five reasons to go to VizThink in Berlin
AUGUST 29, 2008
S-Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse Berlin Mitte Capital Germany , originally uploaded by holger doelle. Here are five reasons to go to VizThink Berlin: 1.
AUGUST 15, 2008
JULY 14, 2008
Geneva workshop , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. I'll be participating in a number of events in the coming months. In theory they're the same.
How Obama reinvented campaign finance
JUNE 20, 2008
How Obama reinvented campaign finance , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Get the pdf version here
Garr Reynolds talks to Google
JUNE 2, 2008
Garr Reynolds of Presentation Zen talks to Google about how to make an effective presentation. Excellent talk
Ten tips for global communicators
MAY 9, 2008
The difference between local and global markets is like the difference between the fishbowl and the ocean. Get outside your fishbowl. Be authentic.
Design Lively Elearning with Action Mapping
MARCH 3, 2009
This presentation lays out a very interesting, and, I suspect, very effective, method for developing e-learning aimed at getting results for your business. Design Lively Elearning with Action Mapping View more presentations from Cathy Moore. tags: concept mapping instructional design
Death by PowerPoint
APRIL 11, 2008
| View | Upload your own Fighting death by PowerPoint. How to make a presentation and not to bore your audience to death. Slideshare link
Information shadows and spimes
NOVEMBER 2, 2010
Information shadows and spimes , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Check out the whole set. Please share your thoughts
The nib cursor
OCTOBER 19, 2010
The nib cursor , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. love my iPad, but the finger-only interface has been a continuing frustration for me.
XPLANE joins Dachis Group
APRIL 26, 2010
I have a big announcement to make today. want to take a moment to share what this means for XPLANE and our customers, and why I am excited about it.
Knowledge Games talk from the Interaction 10 conference
MARCH 2, 2010
Dave Gray-Knowledge Games: A Grammar for Creativity and Innovation from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo
Excerpt, OSS SabotageManual
DECEMBER 3, 2009
ExcerptOSSSabotageManual , originally uploaded by @bfchirpy. Thanks @bfchirpy for this little gem.
NOVEMBER 12, 2009
Empathy map , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Just posted over on the Knowledge Games blog about Empathy mapping. Enjoy
Yuri Englehardt's notebook
JUNE 17, 2009
Yuri Englehardt's notebook , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Yuri Englehardt's notes, taken when he was working on The Language of Graphics.
Reader interaction with Marks and Meaning
APRIL 28, 2009
originally uploaded by Edward Vielmetti. Ed Vielmetti has peppered his copy with sticky notes. The image above is from his copy of version zero.
Guiding principles for VizThink
APRIL 18, 2009
Guiding principles for VizThink , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. have posted the current draft on the VizThink forums, here.