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Workshop: "Using Games for Learning Design Thinking and Systems Thinking"

Track: Training: Architecture / Time: Sunday 09:00 - 12:00 / Location: 1, University of Aarhus, Building 1421

In this interactive workshop, participants learn how to use games for helping teams engage in new ways of thinking. Two of the games, Belief Release and Group Juggle, emphasize different archetypes in systems thinking. The other two games, Gift Experience and Empathy Mapping, teach concepts of the various modes of design thinking.

Jean Tabaka, Expert on team dynamics and lean thinking

Jean Tabaka

Biography: Jean Tabaka

Jean Tabaka, Agile Fellow with Rally Software, is continuing on her 30 year path of learning about software development principles, processes, and practices for people. She seeks a humane approach to bringing high value to our communities of creators and consumers. This has led her to move into Kanban and Lean approaches that reach beyond traditional Agile frameworks. She has also continued work in systems thinking and complexity theory. Jean holds a Masters in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders and a variety of articles on Agile, organizational change, team dynamics, Lean thinking, and other associated topics. Jean blogs at and can be followed on twitter as @jeantabaka. When home in Boulder, CO, she’d invite you over for some wine and some music while gazing across her backyard over a Flat Iron Mountains sunset. Meanwhile, you can find her at