Chris Baum

Chris is a UX practitioner who started his career in technology as a customer service rep for a startup back in the go-go Web boom. After taking over product management responsibilities and building his first website, he moved on to usability and design management roles at Charles Schwab. He returned to product management as Sr. PM for eTrade and Jaman.com, an online social cinema company, before coming back into the design seat. He is putting together a consulting practice combining all of his skills as you read this. In designer guise, he is recognized as an expert user experience practitioner and an enterprise information architect. Chris is also the Editor-in-Chief of Boxes and Arrows.

Stories by Chris Baum

May 22nd, 2012

Leaping Into Indie UX

In this podcast, Chris Baum speaks with Donna Spencer, Lynne Polischuik, Justin Davis and Erin Jo Richey at the 2012 IA Summit about their panel discussion: “Taking the plunge: Diving into Indie UX.” They share practical and personal experience of being an indie designer.

September 1st, 2009

A Wiser Interaction

IxDA's conference brings a fresh program back to Savannah in 2010

In this podcast, Chris Baum talks
with Bill DeRouchey about how
Interaction 10 is being redesigned based on lessons from previous
years.

March 31st, 2009

When Life Intervenes

An IA Summit Podcast Preview with Samantha Bailey

Samantha Bailey, the 2009 IA Summit Chair, talks about her approach to this year’s IA Summit, how the Summit community has changed, and what it means to be a part of this community of practice.

January 22nd, 2009

All It’s Cracked Up To Be

IxDA's Interaction Conference, A Look Back to Look Forward

As IxDA’s Interaction 09 kicks off the 2009 conference season, Chris Baum reflects back on last year’s inaugural event and appreciates the real-life impact of the interaction design craft.

April 26th, 2008

IA Summit 2008, Day 1

Podcasts from April 12

The IA Summit was held in Miami, FL from April 10-14. Boxes and Arrows captured many of the
main conference sessions.
Check out the presentations
from Saturday, April 12.

April 26th, 2008

IA Summit 2008, Day 2

Podcasts from April 13

The IA Summit was held in Miami, FL from April 10-14. Boxes and Arrows captured many of the main conference sessions. Check out the presentations from
Sunday, April 13.

April 26th, 2008

IA Summit 2008, Day 3

Podcasts from April 14

The IA Summit was held in Miami, FL from April 10-14. Boxes and Arrows captured many of the
main conference sessions.
Check out the presentations from Monday, April 14.

February 14th, 2008

What Is Your Mental Model?

An Interview With Indi Young

Indi Young talks about the power of the mental model and how it can grow over time and help your organization avoid strategic blindspots. The story includes an excerpt of her new book, and B&A readers are elegible for a discount.

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