Gray, Dave / Brown, Sunni / Macanufo, James

Gamestorming

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A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

ISBN: 978-0-596-80417-6

290 Seiten, mit Illustrationen
Paperback,
Sprache: Englisch
O'Reilly

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Great things don't happen in a vacuum. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. How can you make it happen at your company? The answer may surprise you: gamestorming.

This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. The authors have identified tools and techniques from some of the world's most innovative professionals, whose teams collaborate and make great things happen. This book is the result: a unique collection of games that encourage engagement and creativity while bringing more structure and clarity to the workplace. Find out why -- and how -- with Gamestorming.

  • Overcome conflict and increase engagement with team-oriented games
  • Improve collaboration and communication in cross-disciplinary teams with visual-thinking techniques
  • Improve understanding by role-playing customer and user experiences
  • Generate better ideas and more of them, faster than ever before
  • Shorten meetings and make them more productive
  • Simulate and explore complex systems, interactions, and dynamics
  • Identify a problem's root cause, and find the paths that point toward a solution

Dave Gray
Dave Gray, is the Founder of XPLANE, the visual thinking company. XPLANE uses visual thinking to help organizations get better, faster, with a focus on strategy activation and organizational performance. He is the author of Gamestorming and The Connected Company

Sunni Brown
Sunni Brown, M.P.A., is Owner of BrightSpot Info Design, a company specializing in visual thinking to support organizational and group success. Sunni was trained in graphic facilitation at The Grove Consultants International, a San Francisco-based company that pioneered the use of visuals in meetings and group processes. She is currently an Associate of The Grove, a freelance consultant for XPlane - the visual thinking company - and an Associate of Alphachimp Studios. She is also co-Founder of VizThink Austin, currently the largest visual thinking community in the United States. Sunni presents regularly on the topics of graphic facilitation, graphic recording and visual thinking. She is also a contributing researcher for Nancy Duarte's upcoming book on storytelling and presentations. Sunni holds Bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Linguistics and a Master's in Public Affairs from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs. She lives in Austin, TX.

James Macanufo
James Macanufo is a senior consultant at XPLANE, where he leads the Visual Thinking practice. He believes that visualization is essential to understanding what things are, how they work, and why they matter. In five years at XPLANE, he has helped global technology and government clients design solutions for their complex challenges. He works side-by-side with clients such as HP, IBM, Autodesk, Nokia, The US Department of Education and the US Marine Corps to shape strategy, transformation and communication programs. Combining 10 years of information design experience with a deep expertise in facilitation, he leads groups in navigating and explaining complex systems in real-time. His blog, viznotes.com, is dedicated to discovering new methods and best practices in the field.

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