Jim Kalbach

Jim Kalbach, former assistant editor at Boxes and Arrows, holds a degree in library science from Rutgers University, as well as a master's in music theory and composition. He is an active speaker and author on information architecture and usability in Germany, where he helped start an IA community. Jim is the author of the book Designing Web Navigation (O'Reilly, 2007) and blogs at Experiencing Information.

Stories by Jim Kalbach

August 21st, 2012

Designing Screens Using Cores and Paths

Designing from the inside out

If you can place your core offering firmly at the center of your design, then all other elements in the site help both the users and the business reach their goals.

Kalbach and Lindemann show how the Core+Paths method keeps the design focused on your goals.

September 7th, 2011

Alignment Diagrams

Focusing the business on shared value

Alignment diagrams bring actions, thoughts, and people together to address the causes of poor experience at their root. James Kalbach shows how designers can use this tool to solve business problems and have real business impact.

Can project management be an art? Has Berkun truly created a jargon-free guide for the whole project team? Kalbach leads us through the high-level tasks and the major milestones of this new book, while keeping us on task.

January 13th, 2003

Printing the Web

Despite predictions to the contrary, it doesn’t seem that the advent of networked information sharing has reduced human consumption of paper. In fact, given the amount of printouts modern offices and homes produce, one is inclined to say that even MORE paper is generated today than ever before.

In September 2000, Razorfish, Germany was tasked to redesign the main websites for Audi. In the process they explored workgroup software, utilized technology to support the brand ideals and challenged the status quo of current web navigation thinking by proposing a right handed navigation system.