The staff of Boxes and Arrows is all volunteer, and all working professional designers, information architects, interaction designers, information designers, and more!
A little wisdom for the New Year
People utilize our designs in their own way. These unintended uses can be strange, even brilliant. To welcome 2008, the B&A Staff tells a few stories about how we misuse for our own devices.
Though a possibly rewarding journey, starting a UX process can be a nightmare if approached from the wrong angle. Initiating a culture-shift, overhauling existing processes, evangelizing, strategizing, and educating is an enormous undertaking. Amy Hillman offers her perspective on how to build a UX process, from the ground up.
Still need a holiday gift for your favorite designer or writer? Current and former Boxes and Arrows staff talk about books that have thrilled them recently, as well as books they continue to go back to year after year.
The annual IA Summit turned seven this year in Vancouver, and old-timers and first-timers (in just about equal parts) turned up to hear and be heard on topics of tagging, social systems, business strategy, and of course wireframes. Oh, and even more tagging.
Session summaries for presentations on Saturday, March 25, 2006.
Summaries for presentations on Sunday, March 26, 2006.
Session summaries for presentations on Monday, March 27, 2006.
Holiday lists, to-do lists, grocery lists. With the end of the year come the holidays, and holidays are usually a time for … that’s right … making lists. Take a look into the process (and obsessions) of list-making from our staff.
In April 2004, Boxes and Arrows sent a set of questions to Steve Krug for an interview to be published in the June edition. What we didn’t know at the time was that Steve is a notoriously slow and methodical writer. Eleven months later, to our great delight, this interview turned up. Thanks Steve!
Beyond technology and technique, this year’s summit revealed that the goals of information architecture are evolving beyond the usual ones of retrieval via search and browse. Boxes and Arrows shares some thoughts on the event, it’s future and short summaries of many sessions.