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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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What is a connected company?

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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?

Gamestorming for service design

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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

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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.

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?"

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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What is Gamestorming?

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For more Gamestorming goodness, check out the Gamestorming blog

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.

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

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.

Some basic rules for napkin-sketching

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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

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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.

Communication Nation: What do you want?

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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

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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.

3d -- A model for learning and improvement

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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

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11 Comments: Blogger greg_lange said. Truly astounding. = ). 2/08/2008; Blogger nate said.

Communication Nation: What do you love?

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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!

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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

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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.

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.

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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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.

How Obama reinvented campaign finance

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How Obama reinvented campaign finance , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Get the pdf version here

Garr Reynolds talks to Google

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Garr Reynolds of Presentation Zen talks to Google about how to make an effective presentation. Excellent talk

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Ten tips for global communicators

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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

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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

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| View | Upload your own Fighting death by PowerPoint. How to make a presentation and not to bore your audience to death. Slideshare link

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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.

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

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

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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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.