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David's Portfolio

  •  HBR "75 Years of Management Ideas & Practice"
    I selected the following large Storymap's as representative examples of my information design work at The Grove where I was a lead designer on the project. Each of them were critical in moving us to another level of confidence and excitement about this big picture way of working. What these photos do not show, of course, is the rich process of facilitated design meetings that we led as a way of generating this material.

My Strategic Visioning Collaborators

  • RachelSmith
    I've included this photo album of some of the people in The Grove's associate network that use our facilitation and Strategic Visioning methods integrally in their work. They are my teachers and I theirs. Collaboration networks are behind most truly innovative, robust methodologies, and our is no exception. Claiming credit as an individual would be like a tree claiming credit for the forest. If you aren't here and know that you should be, send me you picture and a writeup and I'll post it.

Partners for Change Model

  • Sustainabilityplayersmap
    These are two supportive visuals for a Partners for Change model I co-designed with Sissel Waage and Ruth Rominger. It shows how we would bring multiple sustainability researchers and activists together around critical issues and support them to create collaborative efforts in media and tool creation.

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Peter allen

Good to read the story. So much enjoyed your workshops when I came over from the UK with Don. Will buy. Peter

Lisa Kimball

Mine just arrived and I can't wait to explore!

Richard Narramore

David, thanks for the kind mention of my role in the book. Nice job explaining the publishing and writing process!

Wynne Drevers

As always, since I first worked with you, I am in awe of your sublime melding of words and graphics and have been delighted over the years since we last shared office space to follow faithfully the explorations you take as you continually expand the body of work you began in the 70's. I have ordered the book and am waiting impatiently for its arrival. Thanks to you I have been witness to someone who brings integrity and enthusiasm to and through his work. Not a standard I have found many other places, so I doubly treasure my time in your organization.


David, first of all CONGRATULATIONS! My copy arrived this week and I have tucked it into my bag for reading during a long drive to rural BC where I'm co-facilitating - a visual thinking 2 day workshop! Naturally.

Second, I'm so sorry I'm not at IFVP yet again this year. Life conspires. Send hugs to you and everyone


Patrick van der Pijl

Hi David, so fantastic your book is out! I am a heavy user of your former books so I can't wait to read and work with this one. Looking forward to see you soon in US or Europe. What about Berlin? Cheers Patrick

Joanne Sibbet

Congratulations David!
Your book just arrived. It looks great!
I'm proud of you... and I know that your Dad would be too...
Love, Joanne

Mary Gelinas

Hi David,

Congratulations. So pleased for you with your book. Can hardly wait to dive into it and give it as presents. Thank you for all the many gifts you have given me and our profession through your league of talents over these years.

With admiration and affection, Mary Gelinas

Julieta Smith

David, I'd like to speak to you personally about a project. Can you email me please at the email I've logged in with. Love the book by the way. Congrats.

Roger C. Parker

Dear David:
As an early Visual Meetings bookstore buyer, I expected a lot from this post...but, you exceeded my expectations.

I'll be enthusiastically sharing your very valuable experiences and perspective with Published & Profitable clients and friends many times during the next year.

Best wishes on advancing the envelope of book design.


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