About Boxes and Arrows

Boxes and Arrows is devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design; including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture and the design of business. Since 2001, it’s been a peer-written journal promoting contributors who want to provoke thinking, push limits, and teach a few things along the way.

If you’re interested in improving the way information architecture is done, if you find yourself sparking provocative conversation on interaction design topics in your spare time, and if you go out of your way to help everyone in your office think differently about everything from the design process to software, we want to work with you.

If you’re an author…

Stories should be clearly written and fearlessly informative. As for topics: Write about what you know. (Yes, it’s that easy.) What are you an expert in? What are you unabashedly passionate about? What glowing successes have you achieved? Where have you failed miserably and how have you triumphantly recovered? We want to know. Readers want to know.

All stories should be written following our house styleguide. All content should be original, which means that if it appeared on your blog first, we can’t publish it.

How to submit a story

Like to write for Boxes and Arrows? Got an idea you’d like to see covered? A question we could answer? Suggest it to IDEA at you-know-where. Yes our url.

Who you’re writing for

B&A readers range from the entry-level practitioners to the forefathers of web design. Although this specialized crowd gives you license to throw around acronyms like UX and IxD with carefree confidence, you should always keep in mind that some readers will have less background in design than others. Increasingly, the B&A audience comprises professionals who work with or live near designers but who do not have much experience in the field.

If you’re a commenter…

Share examples. Ask questions. Add value.

That doesn’t mean you have to agree with an article–a spirited discussion can be fun–but add light, not just heat. We reserve the right to not publish a comment, for any reason.