Seems like Google have started a new channel for “Business in Bites”
A friend just sent me a great video about Gamestorming.
I highly recomemend the book it mentions: Gamestorming: A playbook for innovators, rulebreakers and changemakers. I have had some great results using techniques from this book in workshops on a wide variety of topics.
As the video states these techniques are being used by both people in business to help businedd solve problems and thinkg differently as well as those using these techniqies for future workshops for designing a more suystainable future and making the world a better place!
Interestingly, I listened to a fantastic podcast yesterday at This Digital Life where Peter Merholz and Michael Dila were talking about ‘design thinking’. One of the points that emerged in this podcast is that the term ‘design thinking’ seems to be an umbrella turned which is used within different contexts:
1. How can we think differently and more creatively within business
2. How we can use design to help affect positive and sustainable change in the world These are pretty different domains but gamestorming can definately be used in both contexts.
The hosts of the podcast also raised another point about the creative class and how we can create a modern and virtual rotary club so that creative class memebers canlend their creative skills to assist with designing a better future. LOVE the idea. Surely there is a possibility in this uber networked world of ours.
A video by Dr. Susan Weinschenk about the ROI of user experience.
It uses cold hard numbers to prove that UX is something that is worth investing in!
Nice little site called Storybird for collaborative storytelling.
Great for school classes or just some fun.
Some great illustrations so far.
Check it out.
Cool project supported by Corona beach to help save Europes beaches.
A hotel in Rome made out of trash collected from the beach…
Check out the site http://www.coronasavethebeach.org/es/home/
and a BBC news clip about this:
Excellent presentation about the value of user experience design and at what points it should be brought into the process. I have just sent it to some internal stakeholders from work who have project management responsibilities.
If we are to provide better experience for our customers….education is key.