XPLANE xBlog visual thinking http://xblog.xplane.com XPLANE http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss en-us Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:52:11 -0700 email@addresshere.com Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:52:11 -0700 Bookmark This! Change DNA Library http://xblog.xplane.com/bookmark-this-change-dna-library/ Over the past two months we've been exploring the DNA of Change. It's been fun to assemble top thoughts, methods, and tools for designing change over a series of conversations. We love XPLANEing topics like this, but even more so when the subject matter is close to our heart. Through developing the DNA of Change series and the valuable feedback it has stirred up, XPLANE has deepened our own practice of designing for change. We use... XPLANE Hosts Open House for DWP 2014 http://xblog.xplane.com/xplane-hosts-open-house-for-dwp-2014/ XPLANE is a business design consultancy. The definition of what we do is a result of the evolution in the definition of the word, ‚Äč“design.” We help large organizations clarify, communicate, and achieve their goals by leveraging visual thinking, human-centered design, co-creation, and multi-disciplinary teams to help clients solve complex problems and accelerate results. For Design Week Portland, our goal was... Visual Thinking School Amsterdam: Behavioural Climate Change http://xblog.xplane.com/visual-thinking-school-amsterdam--behavioural-climate-change/ Last Thursday we held Visual Thinking School (VTS) in our Amsterdam office. VTS is a sandbox event hosted by XPLANE, where we experiment together with people from our community. Similar to our session based client work; we provide a framework and stimulate co-creation in order to accelerate the creative process. It’s always guaranteed to be an inspiring and fun afternoon!    As it was the week of the UN Climate Summit... Sharing is Caring 10.3 http://xblog.xplane.com/sharing-is-caring-103/ It's hard to believe what a typical office desk looked like in 1980 compared to today, memorizing your entire presentation deck is ridiculous and unnecessary, and #TablessThursday almost killed someone. I Tried Living On One Brower Tab and Almost Died #TablessThursday Everyone is looking for ways to be more productive, more focused, less distracted. This article details 4 hours in the life of John Hess as he attempts... Bike Commute Challenge http://xblog.xplane.com/bike-commute-challenge-/ In our Amsterdam office, biking is by far the main mode of transportation, most don’t even own a car. In the Portland office, biking isn’t quite the main mode, but a lot of us do our best to bike to work as much as we can. As part of that effort, for the last 4 years our Portland office has participated in BTA’s annual Bike Commute Challenge.  About 30% of the office participated this month. We logged nearly... Improve the Remote Experience One Meeting at a Time http://xblog.xplane.com/improve-the-remote-experience-one-meeting-at-a-time/ As an organization that specializes in collaboration and serves clients all over the globe, it’s critical for us to have the remote meeting experience dialed in. Through the use of virtual meetings with screen share, tablets for live drawing, and experienced facilitators we were able to achieve a fairly successful experiencefor our clients. However, our internal meetings were really suffering. With two offices... The Magic of Discovery http://xblog.xplane.com/the-magic-of-discovery/ Put 9 experts from 9 different organizations on a project without much direction and you are likely to have at least 9 different opinions. But in the case of the public-private partnership on ID Theft and the Nexus with Illicit Activity team, that didn’t happen.   The team was tasked to explain the increasing risks of Identity theft and make some preliminary recommendations for public and private organizations for the Director of... Curious Minds Survey http://xblog.xplane.com/curious-minds-survey/ Ideas come from many places, what publications inspire you? At XPLANE we are constantly learning and looking for new places to find inspiration. What magazines, blogs, or newsletters are among your favorite reads?   hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: '375601', formId: '8a3e4e31-4559-49d2-be55-9fec16808808' }); Sharing is Caring 9.26 http://xblog.xplane.com/sharing-is-caring-926/ Tired of the endless debates that never reach resolution, there is a ridiculously easy fix for that. Walt Disney may have created the iconic mouse but his leadership philosophy is pretty noteworthy as well. Did you wait in line for hours for your beautiful iPhone 6 only to have to immediately cover it with rubber and plastic? Don't fret; your iPhone can be protected and pretty! A Simple Trick for Better Discussions Want to skip... Solving for Singles, How To Have A Parent Friendly Work Environment That Benefits Everyone http://xblog.xplane.com/solving-for-singles-how-to-have-a-parent-friendly-work-environment-that-benefits-everyone/ Just as you stand up from your final bow after implementing a new family friendly work policy, you feel the white hot glare of all the single people in your office. All the people that are now going to have to pick up the extra shifts, work the holidays, and travel more to accommodate this new and progressive program.    Is it possible to implement a family friendly work environment without adversely impacting singles?   This...