Ann Smith

Recent Posts

Ten Tips for Running a Successful Workshop

A workshop or offsite can be a very powerful tool for collaboratively sharing information, generating new ideas, and/or aligning people on goals. One of the keys to running a successful workshop is having good facilitation that guides participants toward achieving the goals while nurturing an engaging environment.

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Shifting the Way CEMEX Works

01-21-2014 | Ann Smith | Process
Earlier this year XPLANE came together with CEMEX, a global leader in the building materials industry, to create an infographic to demonstrate the global i
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Changing the State of Education

11-18-2013 | Ann Smith | Visual Thinking, Vision
On October 26, an esteemed group of leaders from urban education, industry, universities, government, foundations and trade associations gathered at West P
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Traci Takes on Europe

11-18-2013 | Ann Smith | Test 1
In September XPLANE’s own Traci Jones set off for an adventure of a lifetime when she visited Amsterdam and Paris, taking in as many sights and exper
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XPLANE Makes Design Thinking Real for Portland Designers

10-29-2013 | Ann Smith | Test 1
XPLANE continues to make ripples in Portland’s design community, and our latest milestone is the launch of a no-cost Designer Training Program. The D
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A Great Place to Work

10-29-2013 | Ann Smith | Test 1
XPLANE was featured in the September issue of Portland Monthly as one of the city’s best workplaces.  We were specifically recognized for the
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Design Week Portland

On October 8, XPLANE participated in Design Week Portland by co-hosting an Open House along with digital marketing agency Copious, and welcomed close to 20
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ACMP Europe

10-29-2013 | Ann Smith | Test 1
Thanks to everyone who came out and saw us at the recent ACMP (Association of Change Management Professionals) Europe event.  We were very pleased t
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“Accelerate!”

10-29-2013 | Ann Smith | Test 1
We are excited to announce the launch of a new video created by XPLANE for Kotter International. The informative, fast-moving video was developed with th
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Introducing PayPal Beacon

09-22-2013 | Ann Smith | Test 1
To help unveil a new, high-profile product to hundreds of media and developers at the September TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 event, PayPal turned to XPLANE t
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