When we think of learning environments, we think of books, lectures, databases perhaps. But in my recent research, I discovered that the interactions we have with people in our networks play an even more important role in what we learn and how we turn information into actionable knowledge. All of the people in my study were…
My first experience in improvisational comedy was in 1989. I was a freshman at Texas A&M University. Some of the students in the theater department decided to get an improv troupe started and somehow talked me into joining them. In the beginning, I was petrified to perform without a script. Looking back now, I can…
A quote that I stumbled on during grad school stuck with me. From the story of the elder’s box as told by Eber Hampton, it sums up my philosophy of working and teaching: “How many sides do you see?” “One,” I said. He pulled the box towards his chest and turned it so one corner…
As the web design community explores using game design principles in our work, we must be aware of how and when they are appropriate.
Christina Wodtke takes a closer look at two key principles, mastery and flow, and explains how we might use them in application design.
The Big Questions to Ask Before Building a Pattern or Component Library
[Book excerpt] Building a library isn’t trivial and may not be right for your organization. Nathan Curtis examines the questions you to ask before building a design library.
Defining Emotion, Personality and Relationship
We form relationships with products and services for the same reasons we form them with people. In this first of two installments, Trevor explains how emotion commands attention.
The IA Summit was held in Phoenix, AZ from April 9-11. Boxes and Arrows captured many of the main conference sessions from Day 3, Sunday, April 11. These sessions cover subjects from beekeeping to urban IA to how companies finally arrive at an experience vision. Enjoy!
The IA Summit was held in Phoenix, AZ from April 9-11. Boxes and Arrows captured many of the main conference sessions from Day 2, Saturday, April 10. These sessions cover subjects from consulting vs. employee to principle and patterns to hacking UX in the organization. Enjoy!
Podcasts from the IA Summit 2010 in Phoenix, AZ
The IA Summit was held in Phoenix, AZ from April 9-11. Boxes and Arrows captured many of the main conference sessions from Day 1, Friday, April 9. Enjoy!
Finding the holistic solution
How does Agile work effectively when redesigning a site? James Kelway uses case studies as starting points to explore how Agile and UCD can work together during wholesale redesigns.