Liz Danzico

Liz Danzico is equal parts information architect, usability analyst, and editor. With nearly ten years of experience as a user experience professional, she makes information useful, usable, and delightful for websites of all shapes and sizes. Liz has organized information for sites across a variety of industries, including retail, publishing, media and entertainment, nonprofit, and financial services. She has overseen the editorial process for Rosenfeld Media, a publisher of user experience books, and is editor emeritus for Boxes and Arrows. Liz is a user experience consultant and chair of the MFA Interaction Design program at the School of Visual Arts. She’s on the advisory board of The Information Architecture Institute and is board officer for AIGA/NY, the professional association for design. In the past, Liz directed experience strategy for AIGA, where she was responsible for the national web presence and all online and New Riders publications. Before that, she directed the information architecture teams at Barnes & Noble.com and Razorfish New York.

Stories by Liz Danzico

September 12th, 2008

IDEA 2008: An Interview with Elliott Malkin

Investigating Invisibles

Where the seams of information and public space overlap and intersect, Elliott Malkin creates projects that span genres from religion to natural science. Malkin talks to us as a preview to his upcoming IDEA conference talk.

January 2nd, 2007

The Line Between Clarity and Chaos

An Interview with Barry Schwartz

Life is full of choices, and making these choices seems more difficult each day. Boxes and Arrows interviews Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice, to dig into these decisions—when we make them and when we don’t.

January 16th, 2006

Lou Rosenfeld Eats his own Dog Food

Book Publishing as a Design Challenge

What does the publishing industry have in common with your 10 am design review with the client? More than you might think. Louis Rosenfeld reveals that the process of becoming a publisher is much like a product development process.

Perhaps it’s happened to you too. If you’ve clicked on an interesting image or piece of content only to find that you clicked through an online advertisement, you may be missing the lines between content and advertising. Their dichotomy is not new: television networks have been thinking about the distinction for over 60 years. Can their models reveal anything about the future direction of online advertising?

Wireframes: At once a singular composition and a collaborative expression, communicating the vision of both an individual and a team. As a result, they can be stacked with an enormous amount of detail. Are we becoming victims of information pollution in our own wireframes?