From the Editors

November 13th, 2012

Not Dead Yet

When Boxes and Arrows was founded a little over ten years ago, there was nothing quite like it online. There were peer-reviewed journals, and basic how-to articles. A List Apart was much more concerned with the CSS behind the interface back then, and UX Matters, Johnny Holland and Smashing Magazine were not even a twinkle in…

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 5th, 2008

Our Way: The Ingenuity of Unintended Uses

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.

It’s true: even simple projects get messy. Christina Wodtke comes clean on Swiss Army knives, the writing on the wall, and the untidy glory of the Boxes and Arrows redesign contest.

October 15th, 2005

Leaving Las Vegas

When Christina first approached me four years ago, it was to be a writer for this new secret project of hers. This was to be a place to share and learn and not be encumbered by the baggage of academic language or obscurity. This was to be a place of practice, craft, and open arms as we sought to find our home in the greater universe of the user experience realm.

January 25th, 2005

Goodbye 2004, Hello to Another Good Year

Notes from the Editors and Publisher

Goodbye 2004, hello ’05. At the end of 2004, we look back at the year and take stock of where things are, how the year has passed and are thankful for Boxes and Arrows’ readers and community of authors and volunteers.

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