Dave Gray: Knowledge Games

My notes from tonight’s talk by Dave Gray on the subject of his upcoming book, Knowledge Games.

Notes on Dave Gray's lecture on Knowledge GamesKey takeaways from the talk, for me, was a reaffirmation of the importance of environment in support of knowledge-working teams. I don’t know how many times Christopher Alexander’s “A Pattern Language” popped into my head during this part of Dave’s talk…especially the parts regarding interconnected workshops.

Second, I’m anxious to get my hands on a copy of the book to see just what exactly is laid out regarding the use of “knowledge games” to spur groups into co-creation of products.

Using “play” as a way of solving complex problems is, of course, central to a lot of creative work processes, but I know from my experience as a process designer that the sequence is critical in bringing the best out of a group. Which is all to say that I agreed rather violently with everything Dave laid out tonight, but with the open question being this: if serious work in the knowledge economy looks like play, and is carried out in these “knowledge games”, how does he envision the role of the game designer?

6 Responses to “Dave Gray: Knowledge Games”

  1. Jon Litwack
    September 23, 2009 at 2:48 am #

    How do I access the image? 😛
    Put it up on Flickr. I wanna link to your content once I put up the video from the event.

  2. Aaron
    September 23, 2009 at 2:50 am #

    I just linked the image so you can get the full size…flickr was bothering me with incessant captchas which, sadly, i’m too tired to solve. 🙂

  3. Jon Litwack
    September 23, 2009 at 4:08 pm #

    OK! Thanks for the src 🙂
    Check out my full blogpost including the video and your image at http://bit.ly/dOsGT.

  4. Steve Cherches
    October 15, 2009 at 5:14 am #

    Just came across your VizNotes on Dave Gray’s “Knowledge Games” after attending his lecture in NYC tonight. Very excellent job with the notes…! Dave’s talk was really interesting and thought-provoking.

    Good stuff… Steve

  5. Aaron
    October 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm #

    Thanks, Steve! I really enjoyed his talk here in Toronto.


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