Gamestorming and Design thinking

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.

Go check the podcast out…lots of great food for thought!…oh and the book…lots of juicy stuff on the book site too

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