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Tricia Walker
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Scribing and Graphic Facilitation Training Programs
Scribing is everywhere. Surely you’ve seen evidence of this over the last few years in commercials, on shopping bags and packaging, and even in business, where scribe-style videos have been very popular for the last 5+ years. So what is it about scribing that people find so appealing? Outside of the context of the business world, where you see examples of scribing unfolding in “real time” to either conversation or scripted stories, it exists as static images, too, used to fill spaces with a sense of whimsy and energy.
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Mason Smith
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
TEDx
TEDxSpringfield brought another inspiring, provocative lineup of speakers to its stage again this year. Our graphic facilitators provided scribing for each session. We are happy to share these images with you.
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Katherine Gorman
Monday, October 10, 2016
TEDx
TEDxBoston 2016 explored artificial intelligence and machine learning (AIML), a field of exciting, exponential growth. As curators, we sought to bring a greater understanding of how this technology works, how it’s changing our lives, and most importantly, the research being done to create these tools.
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Bree Sanchez
Monday, October 3, 2016
We Made This
Once again this year, we had the privilege to partner with the legendary Peter Vander Auwera to design and facilitate Innotribe at Sibos. Innotribe's action- and idea-packed four-day, 24-session program concluded last Thursday. A diverse range of speakers delighted, inspired, and provoked audiences with concepts ranging from organizational design to FinTech innovation to the future of money/the world/humanity.
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Hamilton Ray
Monday, September 19, 2016
Ways of Working
In a few days our team will head to Geneva, Switzerland to deliver Innotribe at Sibos. Sibos is big in every way. It’s an annual one-week conference organized by SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. SWIFT is a co-op, and Sibos is a chance to get the band together and talk about the issues and topics that matter to their member community and partners.
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John Colaruotolo
Friday, September 16, 2016
The NibSqueak Podcast
Our show is all about applying tools and techniques from the world of graphic facilitation to brainstorm, communicate, co-design, and work better. On Episode 18 (available above), released this week, we respond to another great listener question: "I'm in! I love working this way - but how can I inspire my team to use visuals?"
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John Colaruotolo
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The NibSqueak Podcast
As someone who is often in the role of facilitating group work, I am always looking for new ways to help people get to know each other fairly quickly, and get their creative juice flowing. We have a name for these types of activities: Creative Juice Boxes. On episode 17, NibSqueak co-host Bree Sanchez and I talk about our favorite Creative Juice Boxes.
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Liz Ball and Renee Piazza
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Ways of Working
More than ever, virtual teams are looking to us for effective ways to come together and sustain momentum on critical projects. As facilitators, we're discovering that many principles of the collaborative design methodology we use to ensure successful in-person collaborative work sessions can be applied in virtual environments, with just a few adjustments.
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Bree Sanchez
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The NibSqueak Podcast
What does "visual thinking" really mean? How do some visual thinkers experience the world? How can visual thinking improve your work?
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Mason Smith
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Insights
If you haven’t hung out under an overpass with Design Museum Foundation lately, you’re missing out. Design Museum Foundation is a nomadic museum that believes that design has the power to make cities and people better. So where better to put their mission to work than one of the most forgotten places in Boston?
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