XPLANE is a strategic design consultancy focused on addressing complex challenges on the inside of organizations. XPLANE leverages visual thinking, people-centered design, and co-creation to design solutions that accelerate the way clients envision, explain, and realize their goals. We combine the strategy and organizational strength of a consulting firm with the creative power of a design studio. We have worked with over 50 of the Fortune 500, and many of the world’s largest organizations, although our unique approach and methodologies can be applied to any type of organization. XPLANE is based in Portland, OR and Amsterdam.
XPLANE was founded in 1993 by Dave Gray.
Information about XPLANE can be found at www.xplane.com
- Visual thinking
- Design Thinking
- Change Management
- Communication Design
- Process Design
- Strategic Planning
- Information graphics
- Stacey King (2001-07-01). Magazine Design That Works: Secrets for Successful Magazine Design. Rockport Publishers. pp. 148–149. ISBN 1-56496-758-1. — a discussion of Business 2.0's brand, illustrating some of the "little ant people" (as they were termed by the magazine's art director, Laura Morris), that characterized XPLANE's "XPLANATiONS", that came to be an integral part of that brand
- Ilise Benun (2001). Self Promotion Online: Marketing Your Creative Services Using Web Sites, E-Mail and Digital. North Light Books. p. 62. ISBN 158180069X. — a report of XPLANE's "xblog" electronic mail marketing campaign run by Bill Keaggy
- Juan C. Dürsteler (2002-05-06). "Visual Narrative". Inf@Vis!. — a report of XPLANE that includes several example XPLANATiONS
- Kellee Sikes (Winter 2001). "Cross the Learning Desert in a Ferrari". LiNE Zine. — Sikes interviews David Gray.