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The connected company

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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

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Martin Eppler of the University of St. Gallen interviews me about visual thinking and change.

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Change 141

The future is podular

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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?

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Metaphor

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Metaphor , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Metaphors also help people understand new services by linking the new to the familiar.

What is Gamestorming?

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For more Gamestorming goodness, check out the Gamestorming blog

Anatomy of a smart thing

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Anatomy of a smart thing , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. not simulating the world so much as enhancing the one that already exists.

Ubicomp Sketchbook

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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

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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.

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Designing a narrative with index cards

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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

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Bitching about work means you like it the way it is , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. It only reinforces negative behavior all around.

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Information shadows and spimes

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Information shadows and spimes , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Check out the whole set. Please share your thoughts

The nib cursor

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The nib cursor , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. love my iPad, but the finger-only interface has been a continuing frustration for me.

Nancy Duarte on her new book, Resonate

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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

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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

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Dave Gray-Knowledge Games: A Grammar for Creativity and Innovation from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo

The design philosophy of the AK-47

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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

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ExcerptOSSSabotageManual , originally uploaded by @bfchirpy. Thanks @bfchirpy for this little gem.

Empathy mapping

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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

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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

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Yuri Englehardt's notebook , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Yuri Englehardt's notes, taken when he was working on The Language of Graphics.

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Reader interaction with Marks and Meaning

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originally uploaded by Edward Vielmetti. Ed Vielmetti has peppered his copy with sticky notes. The image above is from his copy of version zero.

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Visual note-taking workshop

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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

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Guiding principles for VizThink , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. have posted the current draft on the VizThink forums, here.

Marks and Meaning, v. 0.5

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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.

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The unbook movement

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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.

Why you need to go to VizThink 09

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Dave Davison sketches , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. VizThink is exactly the opposite. It's a conference about differences.

Unbooks and more

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Jerry Michalski's note-taking technique , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. I'm speaking on a panel called Building a Better Web-Based Book.

Upcoming

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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

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How to draw a car , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. just posted a short video drawing lesson on how to draw a car here. Enjoy

Good morning Amsterdam!

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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

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Greetings Berlin!

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I arrived in Berlin yesterday for VizThink Europe 08. will be touring the city with Tom Crawfor d and Ryan Coleman of VizThink. Hope to see you

The eyes have it

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The eyes have it , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Actual bandwidth of the five senses, compared to the bandwidth we are consciously aware of.

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Five reasons to go to VizThink in Berlin

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S-Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse Berlin Mitte Capital Germany , originally uploaded by holger doelle. Here are five reasons to go to VizThink Berlin: 1.

The Process

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Nonlinear presentation tool

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I just discovered this very interesting presentation tool which is being developed in Budapest.

Sneak peek at my upcoming workshop at UI15

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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. 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.

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Upcoming events

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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.

London Calling!

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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.