James Macanufo

James Macanufo

James is a senior consultant at XPLANE, where he leads the Visual Thinking practice. He believes that visualization is essential to understanding what things are, how they work, and why they matter. In five years at XPLANE, he has helped global technology and government clients design solutions for their complex challenges. He works side-by-side with clients such as HP, IBM, Autodesk, Nokia, The US Department of Education and the US Marine Corps to shape strategy, transformation and communication programs. Combining 10 years of information design experience with a deep expertise in facilitation, he leads groups in navigating and explaining complex systems in real-time. His blog, viznotes.com, is dedicated to discovering new methods and best practices in the field.

Gamestorming Gamestorming
by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo
July 2010
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $33.99

"With this book in hand, game storming is a must-do activity for any group that wishes to come up with innovative solutions for any type of difficult business problem."
--Jude Umeh

"If you’re a facilitator, corporate trainer, a team leader or in a creative role within a company, I’d say that this book will be valuable to you and that’s it’s worth checking out."
--Mark Dykeman, Broadcasting Brain

"I would highly recommend the book to anyone whose role involves understanding complex processes and systems, building consensus among team members, generating creative ideas to solve an existing problem, designing a new product or concept and root cause analysis."
--Gargi, Heartcrossings

"As my introduction into the world of gamestorming (an obvious play on the word brainstorming), the book lead me around quite well and I will be using a lot of these techniques in my immediate work environment."
--Shanti Mangala, Desicritics

"...an amazing book...that I think could be one of Those Books :) The Ones Everyone Has To Have. "
--Kathy Sierra

"At Zappos, one of our core values is to 'Be Creative, Adventurous, and Open-Minded.' Gamestorming is a great how-to manual for achieving that."
--Tony Hsieh

"This smart, fun, hands-on book will energize your brain and mobilize your creativity--and do it using stuff you already have in your supply closet!"
--Daniel H. Pink