Playlists

We're releasing playlists of talks focused on what matters most for successful visual thinking and collaboration. Each playlist has its own unique theme and has pre-recorded, expert-led sessions available on demand.
Released: June 18, 2020
Playlist 1: Build in Engagement (and Eliminate Zoom Fatigue)
To be seen and heard in a virtual brainstorming session or team meeting can be intimidating and challenging. Very often, the best ideas can come from the quietest person in the back of the room. Learn how to develop the skill of creative collaboration and facilitate sessions that get everyone engaged and participating.
Livestream Replay
May 21, 2020
Livestream Replay
Perspectives and Challenges of Jobs To Be Done
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Jim Kalbach (MURAL)
Tony Ulwick (Strategyn)

Jobs to Be Done is a business approach centered on turning customer insight into innovation. Though decades old, it has received significant attention recently.

In this live talk, Jim Kalbach, author of recently published The Jobs to Be Done Playbook, sits down with one of the pioneers of this theory, Tony Ulwick. Together they'll explore some of the core concepts of Jobs to Be Done, and discuss the present and future state of the field.

Jim Kalbach, Head of Customer Experience at MURAL, brings a somewhat different perspective than Tony on the Jobs to Be Done theory, as well as practical advice for putting it to use today.

Tony Ulwick, Strategyn Founder and CEO, was one of the principal architects of the Jobs to Be Done theory, and he continues the development of this ideology through his innovative work of today.

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Livestream Replay
May 28, 2020
Livestream Replay
Maximizing the ROI of Design Thinking
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Jeanne Liedtka (UVA Darden)
Mariano Suarez-Battan (MURAL)

Design thinking can seem easy, especially when done through fun workshops and hackathons. But the real transformational power of DT is in understanding it as a social technology—one that changes how imagination workers understand and solve problems.

Join Jeanne Liedtka as she digs into this truth in her upcoming book, The Innovator's Journey: How Design Shapes Us as We Shape Design. She discusses the importance of embedding design thinking into your day-to-day, and provides creative solutions for common dilemmas that innovators face.

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Pre-Recorded Session
Pre-Recorded Session
Session: What’s a Design Dash
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Douglas Ferguson (Voltage Control)
John Fitch (Voltage Control)

Learn the process of running the Remote Design Sprint. Learn more about the 2-day live workshop we’re hosting during MURAL Imagine. Voltage Control's Douglas Ferguson and John Fitch teach you how to run your own product design sprints by using the actual tools & techniques needed, all from the comfort of your own home.

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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: A Better Brainstorm
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Elizabeth Hinckley (XPLANE)

Let's be honest, we've all been in brainstorms that left us exhausted. We've all been on teams where collaboration was not in the vocabulary. We've also experienced that feeling of flow when good collaboration is working so well, the participants can almost read each others’ minds.

In this conversation, XPLANE's Elizabeth Hinckley joins us to talk about how to collaborate and think better with any team by learning how to establish better ways of working, ideation, and decision-making.

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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: Sprint to Craft Better Pitches
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Marin Licina (Gradient Ventures)

Make your creation time more effective, and produce more high-caliber presentations, using MURAL. Learn the process Marin Licina, Design Partner at Google's Gradient Ventures, activates to conduct a successful sprint and deliver more powerful stories.

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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: Human-Centered Remote Facilitation
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Dan Smith (Winning by Design)
Melissa Huggett (ExperiencePoint)

Join Dan Smith, Chief Academic Officer at Winning by Design, and Mellisa Huggett, Director at ExperiencePoint, as they share lessons in transitioning from onsite to remote facilitation, with a focus on sales. This includes strategies for your team to keep your customer at the center of your focus, and business, during these newly remote times.

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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: Ramp up Your Visual Literacy — How to Encourage Online Collaboration, Alignment, and Engagement
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Tim May (XPLANE)
Marvin Gaviola (XPLANE)

Create rapid alignment and engagement in your organization by ditching the easily tuned-out and boring charts and graphs.

People are drawn to people, so why not learn how to visualize humans interacting and working together?

In this session, XPLANE Creative Directors Marvin Gaviola and Tim May illustrate ways you can quickly depict people, and they'll show an abbreviated version of how you can apply those drawings to frameworks, all in the service of powering up your communication game and creating instant clarity and alignment across your teams.


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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: Inclusive Workshop Design & You
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Randolph Duke II (Cantina)

In this session, Randolph Duke II (Senior Research & Design Strategist at Cantina) will share practical advice for planning and facilitating activities to ensure all of your participants have a good workshop experience during this new way of working.

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Released: July 2, 2020
Playlist 2: Collaborate Visually to See What They Say
For the virtual workspace to truly replicate the interactivity of the physical workplace requires being able to see what someone is saying—which we refer to as visual thinking. Discover how to advance collaboration beyond digital whiteboards and how organizations use visual collaboration to improve performance and results.
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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: Visual Collaboration in an Increasingly Remote World
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John Maeda (Publicis Sapient)

How would you describe the current state of the humanist technologist? How do you see visual thinking being affected by teams becoming increasingly distributed and relying on technology to work remotely?

Join John Maeda, Chief Experience Officer at Publicis Sapient, as he answers these burning questions and more around visual thinking, humanist technologists, collaboration, and diversity and inclusion.

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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: How to Turn a Napkin Sketch Into a Scalable Visual Collaboration Workshop in MURAL
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Ole Qvist-Sørensen (Bigger Picture)

When working remotely simple visuals strengthen thinking, communication, and collaboration. Even if you do not usually draw or sketch. This session will show you how to draw simple napkin concept sketches, transform them into engaging digital templates, and design scalable visual collaboration workshops.


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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: Virtual Collaborative Confidence
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Lee Duncan (IBM)

Join Lee Duncan, Enterprise Design Sprint Leader at IBM, to learn what you need to do to create collaborative confidence within your virtual team. This includes noticing virtual fatigue, cultivating virtual intelligence, applying extrasensory techniques, and ultimately creating that virtual collaborative confidence your team needs. 


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Session: Virtual Inclusion
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Lynda Baker (MeetingSolution)

What does it mean to be virtually included? If you turned off your camera would anyone even notice? Join, Lynda Baker, Professional Facilitator & Meeting Leader Coach at MeetingSolution, to learn about visual collaboration and inclusion in this new virtual world with tools like MURAL. 


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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: Design Thinking - Filling the Product Gap in Your Agile Methodology
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Anne Steiner (Cprime)

For the last 20+ years, we’ve all been diligently working to agile our way to product success. Indeed, developing iteratively and applying agile methodologies has helped our industry make huge strides. At times, however, It has also led us to focus on the wrong things. In this session, we’ll discuss how inherent gaps in common agile methodologies have led to poor product strategy, flawed definition, and ultimately, subpar execution. We will highlight these gaps, hear real-life stories of their impacts on organizations, and learn how to avoid falling into these traps when developing our products.

Released: July 16, 2020
Playlist 3: Go to School on Virtual Learning
Educational instruction is a natural fit for visualizing lessons and ideas, but digital whiteboards alone don’t guarantee learning. Explore how visualization can be used to increase student engagement and performance.
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Session: Lovable Learning Experiences in a Virtual World
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Mike Edmonds (Northwestern EDI)

Like many educators Mike Edmonds, Adjunct Professor of Mindful Product Management at Northwestern EDI and MMM, found himself #SuddenlyRemote a few months ago. Since then, he’s spent his time figuring out how to shift his courses from MVPs (Minimum Viable Products) to MLPs (Minimum Loveable Products) for the upcoming spring semester. Join him to learn how to connect with your students’ emotions, create a safe space, keep the energy up, and continue to inspire curiosity while your students are remote using MURAL.

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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: The Power of Learning Experience Design
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Douglas Ferguson (Voltage Control)
Erik Skogsberg (MSU Hub for Innovation)

Design workshop learning experiences for lasting growth and transformation. Learn more about the 2-day live workshop we’re hosting during MURAL Imagine. Voltage Control's Douglas Ferguson and MSU Hub for Innovation’s Erik Skogsberg will introduce you to the foundational learning science and learning experience design principles that you can apply in your facilitation to maximize participant potential.


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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: Student-Centered Learning
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Katie Krummeck (Independent Consultant)

Join Katie Krummeck, Education Designer, to learn how to leverage design thinking to think differently about how we create experiences for students and reimagine how we're educating students now while preparing them for the future world they are going to step into. 

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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: What Virtual Learning Can Learn From Movies
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Glenn Fajardo (Stanford d.school)

We can make virtual more human by noticing needs and drawing inspiration from the arts and cognitive science. Join Glenn Fajardo, Teaching Fellow and Lecturer at the d.school, to explore ways you can frame and reframe how you use existing technology tools that are available now.


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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: Transforming Teaching Through Virtual Collaboration
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Jessica Jacobs (Columbia College Chicago)

Join Jessica Jacobs, Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago, to learn how diversity, equity, and inclusion become visible and actionable through teaching. She'll focus on how at this moment when COVID-19 has suddenly forced many higher education institutions to switch to teaching online, there is an additional challenge for creating this inclusive and equitable space. 

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Released: July 30, 2020
Playlist 4: Bridge the Gap With Design Thinking at Scale
Design thinking has changed how teams at the world’s largest companies work to solve the right problems. As teams are increasingly distributed—often spanning time zones and even hemispheres—they must adapt how they solve the right problems in a remote context. Learn about how design thinking experts are achieving successful outcomes—no matter the distance.
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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: 5 Ways to Spread Design Thinking (Without Anyone Knowing)
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Matt Morasky (Territory Global)

Having trouble bringing design thinking to your organization? Territory will share some tried and true techniques for winning over naysayers and design thinking skeptics by doing, rather than saying.

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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: Design Thinking @ Scale
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Dr. Simon Springmann (launchlabs GmbH)

Join Dr. Simon Springmann, Managing Partner of launchlabs GmbH, to learn about why you should use design thinking, what design thinking at scale is, and lastly how to scale design thinking once you’ve decided to use it.  


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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: Diversity: The Magic or the Poison for Your Team
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Sandy Lam (Software AG)

Sandy Lam, Design System Lead at Software AG, shares her personal stories with diversity to explore how your team can create a safe and open learning environment to cultivate an open mindset and make your team both diverse and successful. 


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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: The World of Collaborative Design
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Lawrence Goldstone PwC Australia)

This is a super geeky, informal, and singular discussion around the world of collaborative design with a team of facilitators, designers, and creatives from PwC’s The Difference. PwC’s The Difference designs programs of works and immersive experiences to help organizations solve their complex problems, enabling their clients to do months of work in a matter of days, inspiring fresh insights and better business outcomes. 


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Pre-Recorded Session
Session: Expert Facilitators Scale the Value of Design Thinking
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Erin Hauber (USAA)

Erin Hauber of USAA joins Mariano Suarez-Batton of MURAL for a conversation around what it takes to become an expert facilitator, what a typical day in the life of a facilitator is, and how facilitators can scale the value of design thinking. 


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Releases: August 13, 2020
Playlist 5: The Future of Team Collaboration
For many, working from home now means relearning how to work. And like all challenges, it offers a valuable opportunity.
Let’s envision new ways to work together even if we’re apart—to do the best work of our lives.
Releases: August 27, 2020
Playlist 6: The Future of Client Collaboration
From sales discovery to consulting service delivery, how are teams engaging with clients from a distance? In this playlist we'll explore how teams are adapting to remote client engagements to build strong, lasting relationships.