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Squiggle birds

Squiggle birds is a quick exercise that you can use to get people stretching their visual thinking muscles. It takes about five minutes and quickly, clearly demonstrates how little effort is really required to make meaningful, easy-to-read images. The main point of the demonstration is that our minds are already pattern-making machines, and very little […]

What is liminal thinking?

  A preview of some of the ideas from my upcoming book, Liminal Thinking. Liminal thinking is the art of finding, creating and unlocking potential.

Konica Minolta interview

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Paul Chaplin of the Konica Minolta Business Innovation Group. This was one of three interviews on innovation. The published interview, which is edited, can be found on Vimeo. Below is the unedited interview which goes into more depth.

Connected company webcast

Connected Company webcast for O’Reilly media. From the description of the webcast: “It’s getting more and more difficult for companies to handle complexity: increasing customer demands for more customization, more convenience, lower costs and faster innovation. At some point the machine breaks down and companies just can’t handle it. The connected company has the same […]

The connected organization

A webcast I did on 27 June 2013 to explain connected organization concepts to the U.S. cooperative extension, an American government outreach organization.

How to know when to draw

How can I recognize when I should be drawing an idea, versus communicating it some other way?

How to know what to draw

It’s not just how to draw, but what to draw. In this video I share a simple three-by-three matrix that can help you determine what kind of drawing will best serve your business purpose.

Icons and signs

Very nice video on the art of rich pictures — icons and signs.

Visual thinking basics

In this video, I share some basics of visual thinking that should get you up in running in about 20 minutes.

What is a connected company?

A short video overview of the connected company concept.

Gamestorming for service design

Jason Fried on design

Talking to Jason Fried about design

Jason Fried on simplicity

Talking to Jason Fried about simplicity

Jason Fried on nature

Talking to Jason Fried about nature

Drawing facial expressions