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6 Simple Steps to Visual Problem Solving

Chances are, you’d describe yourself as a visual thinker. Scientific studies reveal between 65% and 80% of people fit this category. Visual thinking likely played a big role in our evolution; the ability to see a threat and react to it ensured our survival. Communicating ideas visually significantly improves effectiveness.…

How to build a simple visual processing board using Cardsmith

Using these 7 simple steps you can build your own visual processing board The logic that is used in these simple steps can be used for both personal use and team use to aid collaboration, extend focus and improve the speed with which tasks are completed.

Common Benefits of Visual…

New Board Features!

In the spirit of improving visual collaboration, your Home Board is getting a makeover! We are releasing new features so that you see at-a-glance changes to shared boards and comments from team members.

Your Cardsmith Home Board has a new look. Your boards have a bold colored outline so they…

How to Build Your Own Kanban or Scrumban Board in 12 Steps

“If you are together in a room, use sticky notes. If some of your team members are remote – use Cardsmith.  Cardsmith is the closest experience to ‘sticky notes on a whiteboard’ as you can get.” Kanban has moved beyond the manufacturing shop floor to become a popular visual productivity…

Using Mind Mapping and Concept Mapping for Writing

We all use writing for work, whether it’s our actual job title or we simply need to communicate intelligently to others. This post focuses on a writing project but can be used for any mind mapping or concept mapping project. Mind maps focus on one word or idea, while concept …

Using Cardsmith as a Collaboration Tool for Creative Agencies & Teams

Whether it’s for a website, branding, or ad campaign – digital and creative agencies need a place to collaborate their ideas with each other. And the need for doing brainstorming and collaborating online has been growing. More teams are becoming virtual, and even the main office typically needs to share…

Planning my wedding in Cardsmith

I never thought I’d get my partner Joe to use Cardsmith. He has been nothing but supportive of me and the Cardsmith team. He MC’d our launch party, he’s the voice behind the getting started tutorial videos on our website, and he has done QA work for Cardsmith. And yet,…

How to boost your productivity with a Kanban and Scrum hybrid

I have a confession to make. I’m a productivity geek. I love to learn about Lean, Theory of Constraints, Kanban, Agile, Scrum, and all of the hybrids of these out there. But what I love more than any of this is creating and perfecting my own productivity tracking system. I…

How This Creative Uses Cardsmith to Organize Ideas

I’ve used sketchbooks to keep track of my thoughts and plans since college, which somehow was over a decade ago.  In black hardbound sketchbooks I have planned many events, creative projects, kept track of life’s whatnots, and shaped random thoughts into ambitious ideas.  (Also occasionally, you know — sketching, it’s…