What might we find at the intersection of imagination work and remote collaboration? Join us at MURAL Imagine as we explore these critical topics.
Ole Qvist-Sørensen, co-author of Visual Collaboration, and process illustrator Sophie Lind Mesterton joined MURAL consultant Jeff Eyet to share tips and tricks on using visualization in online classroom settings.
In March, much of the world went home. But there is important work to do. In the midst of mind-bending changes to our realities, we are all learning new skills, tools, and patterns of online work that are likely to permanently alter how we imagine...
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new challenge - social distancing from one another to reduce the spread. That's why I invited six colleagues to do a quick brainstorming method from across locations. Here's how we generated 70+ ideas in 15 m...
In this brave new world, many sales teams have had to shift suddenly to remote work. During a recent conversation, a friend mentioned that COVID-19 has been the single driver to her company’s digital transformation strategy!
Building off Mickey McManus's work published in the book 'Trillions,' Mickey and Diana Dosik of Boston Consulting Group joined our Head of Services, Mark Tippin to discuss how we continue to exist in a world where there are trillions of processors...
With teams around the world suddenly going remote, we thought it might be helpful to highlight some useful collaboration templates available to you in MURAL.
I recently had the pleasure of presenting at the Experience Design 2020 Conference in Denver, CO with Rebekah Baker of Salesforce.
We were joined by Bigger Picture's founder Ole Qvist-Sørensen last week, along with our own Mark Tippin, for a webinar exploring the basics of Visual Collaboration, the title of the newly released book co-authored by Ole.
Imagine using digital screens in your sessions that basically work like giant iPads. Wouldn't meetings and working sessions be much more engaging than with an 'old school' projector or TV screen?
Digital alternatives are available to replace flip charts and whiteboards. There’s no need to point webcams at boards or share photos of post-its anymore.
We were joined by XPLANE's Creative Director Tim May last week, along with our own Jim Kalbach, for a webinar exploring visual frameworks for collaborative sensemaking.
Workshops and conferences inspire energy and excitement about a topic across a community. It’s easy to decide with people in the room, but it is challenging to keep that momentum beyond the workshop.
Learning by doing is an essential part of success -- digital collaboration is like a muscle. It needs daily exercise to build strength, but also for us to build confidence in our abilities.
Everything we know about collaborating at work is changing: where it's done, how it's done and who does it.
Over 20 years ago Steve Jobs uttered the words, “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology.” Some point to this moment as the birth of Design Thinking or Human-Centered Design.
Leading a design movement at a company can be an isolating experience. Introducing terms like "empathy" and coaxing teams to take more time for research is a tough task.
A summary of Austin’s 1st Annual Facilitator Summit, led by Douglas Ferguson and the team at Voltage Control.
You might associate the term ‘storytelling’ with fairy tales, children's stories, or the like. You might also picture a storyteller dramatically engaging a small circle of people with a well-crafted narrative.
Consultants collaborate with clients to help solve their challenges and make them grow. These clients need to constantly transform processes, products, and services to remain competitive.
Jim Kalbach, Head of CX at MURAL, co-taught a course at the Stanford d.school with project partner Amnesty International. We sponsored the use of the MURAL platform for the duration of the course.
Online design collaboration can be challenging when you’re starting out. There are a lot of tools out there that can get the job done, but why adopt yet another new tool that could make team collaboration more difficult?
Remote work is becoming increasingly mainstream. Whether you're remote all the time, have flexible in-office policies, or collaborate with teammates who work remotely, chances are high that this trend affects you.
There are many concepts that qualify as "positive team attributes", but not every team works in the same way or values the same things - so there's no universal guide that every team can follow to find success.
Sometimes, the best way to express what you have in your head is to sketch it out. We’ve added some more tools for you to make working this way in MURAL even easier.
Stefanie Owens leads the user research practice at O'Reilly Media. Her team of talented designers manage to stay connected and creative despite being distributed across the U.S.
A Design Studio helps us visually articulate how our product features and ideas will look and behave.
People are inherently creative, but all too often fail to embrace it. They need to develop what IDEO’s Tim Brown refers to as creative confidence. The same holds true for working together, especially in distributed settings.
Around the world, people are recognizing the value of design thinking for more than just products and services. Yet many organizations have a hard time scaling the methods company-wide, causing innovation to suffer.
Chris Kimbell Head of Design at Trello, part of Atlassian. His team consists of product design and research talent, distributed across a few time zones.
We know the final weeks of any quarter are fast and furious for just about everyone, and believe that teams can greatly benefit from setting aside time for reflecting collaboratively on the quarter's strengths and areas of opportunity.
Why do we do what we do? Because we believe everyone in the world can be creative. Sometimes it just takes the right tools to bring it out.
MURAL’s Customer Success team has recently launched an initiative to learn more about the unique ways our members have built day-to-day collaboration habits with MURAL.
All the signs are there: remote work is on the rise, and its upward trend will continue. By some estimates, up to half of all U.S. workers will carry out their jobs remotely by 2020.
With all that goes into product implementation, a key challenge for Customer Success Managers is maintaining customer happiness without stifling ongoing strategic conversations.
MURAL workshop recreated digital collaboration scenarious, challenges and solutions.
By now we don’t need to tell you that Design Thinking methods are becoming increasingly prevalent across industries. Companies, teams and individuals of all backgrounds are implementing new frameworks to help develop their creative ideas.
Here at MURAL, we practice what we preach. Our small teams are distributed across four time zones. We stay effective by using a core stack of collaboration tools in a consistent way.
Any time a team begins a new project, there are risky assumptions involved. Precoil Founder David J Bland has learned this all too well through his years of experience helping corporations think more creatively.
At MURAL, our aim is to make the designer's toolkit as effective as possible so that they can get to better solutions quicker.
For many teams, mapping user experiences can be a powerful tool. The process helps frame conversations and align priorities with stakeholders.
We live in a service-based economy, yet most organizations fail to provide satisfying services. Good service design remains elusive for many providers.
Strategy is a fuzzy terms that means different things to different people. Sometimes it gets confused with analysis. This includes everything from market size to technical assessments to financial prognosis.
All successful companies eventually have to answer the same, fundamental question: How do you establish new growth strategies and business opportunities from within your organization?
We’re happy to bring you the next issue of our monthly webinar series, “What’s New at MURAL.” Below is the recording of our broadcast from September 7, 2016
We love meeting people, but let's face it: meetings can be hard to get right. They either lack structure or are too structured. People don't feel their voices are heard, and it's hard to reach consensus.
More and more, companies understand the importance of user-centered design. Every company should be asking, How can we strengthen empathy for customers and get closer to our users?
Can you think of times when using a little more “design thinking” in an unexpected challenge, project presentation, or important meeting might have changed your project outcomes?
Today, we are expected to be both fast and flexible. We need to react to changes at a moment’s notice and always be ready to pivot our course of action.
We started MURAL because we felt an itch when collaborating remotely back in our last company, Three Melons.
At MURAL, we used our own product to improve our customers' onboarding experience. We kicked off the effort with a one-and-a-half day workshop in Buenos Aires with a group of eight people.
Here at MURAL, we are committed to supporting remote design. This post gathers some resources to learn what experts have to say about designing remotely, and tools to help you do it, too.
6 tips for creating a storyboard very quickly.
We start each session defining a problem to later set a “design challenge” based on insights gathered from our users - online support, usability tests, interviews.
Today, we present to you a real life MURAL Power User.