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Gamestorming: A Playbook for Creative Innovation

Recording Date: January 26, 2011
Price: Free

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How to apply game thinking to solve your business challenges

Gamestorming is a practice that emerged in the 60s and 70s when a lot of technology companies were trying to figure out how to work with ideas and digital technologies to design new products and processes.

Today gamestorming refers to a large set of tools for group creativity and group design.

The good news is that implementing gamestorming only requires things found in your typical meeting room and office supply closet like index cards, sticky notes, flip charts, markers, and white boards.

Writing out ideas, moving them around like pieces in a game, and collaborating with others makes for faster meetings and more creativity.

There’s a method to this creative madness and what this Webcast gives you is insight into the process and practical advice to get you started.

What You Will Learn

  • Tools you can use to take abstract ideas and make them tangible
  • Ways to use specific types of games to get people fully engaged
  • How to design activities that fit your own specific work goals
  • What it takes to deploy gamestorming into your team or organization
  • And much more!

Gamestorming works because it gets people’s whole person involved in their work. It energizes them. It grabs their passion and produces results while being just plain fun.

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Dave Gray is a management consultant, focused on innovation and change. He works with companies to spark breakthrough thinking, to find and clarify their greatest challenges and opportunities, and to design their way into the future. He spends his time researching, sketching, and writing on innovation, design, systems thinking, and creativity in business, as well as speaking, coaching, and delivering workshops to educators, corporate clients, and the public. He is the founder of XPLANE and co-founder of Boardthing and also a founding member of VizThink, an international community of Visual Thinkers. He is coauthor of Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers and The Connected Company. For more information, visit his website: http://www.davegrayinfo.com/


Related Seminars

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

Creativity and Innovation: Unleash Your Potential for Greater Success
Discover new ways to break through mental barriers, ho-hum thinking and roadblocks


Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows

  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.5 or higher)

  • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome


  • Ubuntu 10.04 or higher; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox

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If successful, you will receive a "Test Completed Successfully" message on the page.

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program
  • Additional Technical specs can be found here.

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!