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.
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?
What is a connected company?
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
OCTOBER 11, 2010
Metaphor , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Metaphors also help people understand new services by linking the new to the familiar.
What is Gamestorming?
NOVEMBER 20, 2010
For more Gamestorming goodness, check out the Gamestorming blog
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.
Mr. Fixit and the power of packaging
OCTOBER 27, 2009
Fixit , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Reason is a dangerous, two-edged sword. A hammer sees everything as a nail, a saw wants to cut, etc.
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.
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.
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. I love my iPad, but the finger-only interface has been a continuing frustration for me.
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.
XPLANE joins Dachis Group
APRIL 26, 2010
I have a big announcement to make today. I 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
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?"
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
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.
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.
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
Guiding principles for VizThink
APRIL 18, 2009
Guiding principles for VizThink , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. " and "What is the vision/mission for VizThink?'
Marks and Meaning, v. 0.5
APRIL 16, 2009
Marks and Meaning, v. 0.5 , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Just released version 0.5 of my unbook, Marks and Meaning. You can buy a copy here.
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. A traditional book is released in editions.
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.
Unbooks and more
JANUARY 23, 2009
Jerry Michalski's note-taking technique , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. I'm speaking on a panel called Building a Better Web-Based Book.
NOVEMBER 25, 2008
Geneva workshop , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. The photo shows Laurent Haug of LIFT fame in a previous workshop that I conducted in Geneva.
How to draw a car
NOVEMBER 20, 2008
How to draw a car , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. I just posted a short video drawing lesson on how to draw a car here. Enjoy
Good morning Amsterdam!
OCTOBER 16, 2008
I'm in Amsterdam today and this evening I will be having an informal conversation with Yuri Engelhardt and whoever else shows up. Map here
OCTOBER 10, 2008
I arrived in Berlin yesterday for VizThink Europe 08. I will be touring the city with Tom Crawfor d and Ryan Coleman of VizThink. Hope to see you
The eyes have it
SEPTEMBER 13, 2008
The eyes have it , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Actual bandwidth of the five senses, compared to the bandwidth we are consciously aware of.
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
Nonlinear presentation tool
AUGUST 13, 2008
I just discovered this very interesting presentation tool which is being developed in Budapest.
Sneak peek at my upcoming workshop at UI15
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
Here's a sneak peek at my upcoming workshop "Visual Thinking for User Experience" which I'll be giving at UI15 (Boston, Nov. 8-10). Description: New workshop on effectively communicating design ideas Wireframes don’t help us with the Why, only the What of our designs. I hope you like it! If it sparks any thoughts please leave a comment
How to draw a robot. Or, what I do when nobody is watching.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
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.
JUNE 30, 2008
Geneva workshop , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. London is calling my name again. Next week I'll be in London for two events, July 9th and 10th.