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…
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.
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.
Redesigning Boxes and Arrows
From contest winners to struggling to define what “magazine” means online, Alex Chang and Matt Titchener reinvented Boxes and Arrows’ look and feel. Here is their tale…
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.
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.
Think we look different? No, we didn’t change our hair. We’ve launched some new features, and they’re all for you. Starting today, you’ll begin to see some changes. And you (yes, you) are invited to be part of it all.
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.
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.