Imagineering Process Review on Imaginerding

George Taylor just posted a great review of The Imagineering Process on the Imaginerding website.

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His summary:

The Imagineering Process is a must have for anyone working in a creative industry or  wants to get their creative juices flowing. The book is not full of exercises (which is good), but it’s full of solid advice and real-world anecdotes that will help you down the (often scary) path of creativity. People who manage creative groups will also find this book very helpful. [The author] peppers the book with solid advice on managing creative projects from the perspective of a team leader. This book is a great addition to a manager’s toolbox!”

You can read the review on the Imaginerding website here.

Thanks!

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Imagineering Process Book Talk at Southborough Library

On September 13 I’m going to be doing a talk about The Imagineering Process at the Southborough Library (my hometown library). The talk is at 7:00 PM.

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I mentioned this in a previous post, but thought I should mention it again as it’s coming up soon.

If you’re in the area I’d love to see you there.

Interview on The Tomorrow Society Podcast

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My interview about The Imagineering Process on the Tomorrow Society podcast is now available. You can find the episode on iTunes and Stitcher. It’s also available on other podcast apps and services (such as Overcast).

I really enjoyed chatting with Dan about the new book, Imagineering practices and principles, the links between Imagineering and the Apollo program, and the Disney parks.

Take a listen and let me know what you think!

Imagineering Process Endnotes

Looking for more information about the sources quoted in The Imagineering Process? If so, I’m here to help!

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My final draft of The Imagineering Process contained more than 180 endnotes. During the editing process, my publisher felt, and I agreed, that extensive endnotes weren’t ideal for the audience we were aiming for, and so we cut the endnotes from the final published version of the book. However, I thought there might be some readers who might be interested to see the endnotes, and so I’m making them available here.

You can download the Imagineering Process Endnotes here.  This is  also available from the Resources page.

So what are you waiting for? Go download the endnotes  today!

The Imagineering Process Workbook

One of the things that a number of readers told me they liked about both The Imagineering Pyramid and The Imagineering Process are the “Imagineering Checklist” questions at the end of each chapter (which are also compiled in an appendix in both books). The questions are intended to encourage readers to apply the Imagineering Pyramid and Imagineering Process to their own creative projects.

Like I did for The Imagineering Pyramid, I created a workbook designed to help you apply the Imagineering Process to your own creative projects and ideas.

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For each of the stages in the Imagineering Process, the workbook provides the Imagineering Process Checklist questions along with space where you can jot down answers to the questions and notes about how you can apply the process to your project.

You can download the Imagineering Process workbook here.  The workbook is also available from the Resources page.

So what are you waiting for? Go download the workbook and start Imagineering your own creative ideas today!

Interview on the My Disney Class Podcast

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My interview about The Imagineering Process on the My Disney Class podcast is now available. You can find on iTunes, Stitcher, and Libsyn. It’s also available on other podcast apps and services (such as Overcast).

I really enjoyed chatting with Howie and Ryan about the new book and about applying Imagineering practices and principles to instructional design and education.

Podcast Interviews and Other Promotions

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I’ve recently done a handful of podcast interviews about The Imagineering Process and I wanted to post about where you can find them (I’ll post more details when I have them) and another event coming up soon.

Back in May, Zach Moore interviewed me for two podcasts: Episode 6 of Craving Magic and Episode 5 of Nerds Who Make. I posted about these a while back, but thought it worth mentioning again.

More recently I was on Episode 129 of The Mouse Knows Best Podcast. I chatted with Jenn and Joe about The Imagineering Process and about my recent Walt Disney World vacation. In particular we talked about our “4 Parks in 1 Day” adventure. I’m working on a trip report where I’ll talk about the trip a bit more.

Last week I did an interview with Howie DiBlasi and Ryan Boeckman from the My Disney Class podcast, talking about applying the Imagineering Process to education. That episode is scheduled to air on August 15.

I also did an interview with Dan Heaton from The Tomorrow Society podcast. We talked about my books, Imagineering and Disney parks, as well as the Apollo Space Program and one of my all-time favorite TV series, From the Earth to the Moon. That may seem like an odd set of topics, but it’s not quite as disparate as it may appear. That episode is slated to air later in the month.

Lastly, in September I’m going to be doing a talk about The Imagineering Process at the Southborough Library (my hometown library). If you’re in the area I’d love to see you there.

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Thanks!