Dave King

Vice President of Client Services

Recent Posts

Creating Custom Visual Canvases

Getting a group of people through a complex or multifaceted discussion is challenging. Different mental models can wrap the discussion around the proverbia
Read More

VTS Creating Custom Visual Canvases

Getting a group of people through a complex or multifaceted discussion is challenging. Different mental models can wrap the discussion around the proverbial axel, and the group doesn’t reach clarity or alignment. But a visual canvas can change that by creating a common mental model, keeping the conversation focused, and organizing information.
 
In our first Visual Thinking School (VTS) of 2015, we shared tools and techniques the we use to create custom visual canvases.
 
Getting Started
We started by orienting participants with a collection of visual canvases. Some were examples from our work, and some were from other visual thinkers.



With an overview complete, we shifted into trying a visual canvas so people could experience one before making their own. The canvas we used was a Big Head (or empathy map), where teams of four or five people filled out the template to get inside the head of someone specific.



Here are a few results (from left to right: Oprah, Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton).



Creating A Custom Visual Canvas
Then it was time for participants to create their own canvas. To introduce the process, we made a quick and simple canvas together using the topic, “a family planning their vacation”.
 
In order to create a visual canvas you need two key things:

Read More

Gamestorming Workshop at Nike

05-27-2014 | Dave King | Test 1
We had the great honor of being invited to deliver a workshop for Nike’s Transition Management community as a part of their “Meet a SME (subjec
Read More

Use Journals to Introduce Culture and Accelerate Onboarding

04-17-2014 | Dave King | Test 1
Maintaining our healthy company culture is a deeply held commitment for us at XPLANE, and we see onboarding as a critical part of that effort.  Onboar
Read More

Visual Meetings Workshop at the Oregon Department of Education

03-20-2014 | Dave King | Vision
We had the honor of being invited by the Oregon Department of Education to deliver a derivative version of our November 2013 Visual Thinking School topic,
Read More