Why this book?
I chose Gamestorming because I wanted us to read something practical to balance out the last book being so theoretical and academic (The Design of Design by Brooks). And since this book is so collaborative and team-focused, I suspect we'll play a few of the games at the meeting just to try them out.
Here's the product description from Amazon:
Great things don’t happen in a vacuum. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. How can you make it happen at your company? The answer may surprise you: gamestorming.
This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. The authors have identified tools and techniques from some of the world’s most innovative professionals, whose teams collaborate and make great things happen. This book is the result: a unique collection of games that encourage engagement and creativity while bringing more structure and clarity to the workplace. Find out why -- and how -- with Gamestorming.
• Overcome conflict and increase engagement with team-oriented games
• Improve collaboration and communication in cross-disciplinary teams with visual-thinking techniques
• Improve understanding by role-playing customer and user experiences
• Generate better ideas and more of them, faster than ever before
• Shorten meetings and make them more productive
• Simulate and explore complex systems, interactions, and dynamics
• Identify a problem’s root cause, and find the paths that point toward a solution
Buy it on Amazon
Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers - $19.79 from Amazon http://amzn.to/bR8Lis... (http://amzn.to/bR8Lis)
Free pizza, probably
I'm 90% sure that Microsoft is going to be so generous as to provide is with a couple pizzas this time.
Hope to see you there!
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