The Forge, as a show concept, has been about trying and experimenting, even if it was minor changes and adjustments. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t… but we always hope to try new things. This month is no exception, the good news is that regardless of the changes, we’re working to bring you great information that helps you to become a better communicator, screencaster, and visual thinker.
Here’s today’s show:
Don’t have time for the entire show: Watch this 1 minute 37 second overview: http://youtu.be/NKcC5Yz3IYQ
Two great segments are on their way to you. First is with Dave Gray (@davegray). Dave is one of the founders of VizThink, a co-author of the book GameStorming, a book focused on breaking down barriers, communicating better, and generating new ideas, insights, and strategies. And he’s also the co-author of The Connected Company, about how companies can change the way they work to be more connected with workers, customers and partners.
In our interview with Dave, we talk about his ideas for a visual alphabet, why it doesn’t matter that you can’t draw, how he makes his videos, and more. You can check out his visual alphabet video here:
We also chat with Troy Stein (@troystein), Product Manager for an experimental education app for Apple iPad, called Ask3. For our educator friends out there, ever hear the phrase, “Ask three before you ask me?” as a way to get students to ask their peers before asking the teacher. Troy shows how the Ask3 team has taken that concept (and more) into app form to help teachers and students communicate. But beyond that, you’ll get to see how it can help students answer their classmates questions as well.
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