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April 23, 2013[ssba]
One of our favorite resources as graphic facilitors is the book Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and Dave Macanufo. Harnessing the mechanics of game play, the book is packed with all kinds of different games to unlock new ideas, solve problems, increase collaboration — and much much more.
So we were thrilled to discover that the book has an accompanying iPhone app that put all of these wonderful tools at your fingertips. Frequently updated via the Gamestorming Wiki that lives on the GoGamestorm.com site, the app allows you to browse the game exercises as cards and create stacks of them tailored to specific meetings.
You can create a stack of exerises for a brainstorming meeting, one for a team offsite and another for the weekly status meeting. You can instantly access and flip through the virtual cards on your phone.
The Gamestorming book and cards will help you cut through the noise and complexity that so often clutters meetings and makes them unproductive. The techniques in the book harness visual language, mapping, improvisation and play to shed light on and solve real problems.