September 13th, 2010

So You Wanna Build a Library, Eh?

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.

April 11th, 2010

IA Summit 10 – Dan Roam Keynote

A Podcast from the IA Summit 2010 in Phoenix, AZ

Dan Roam kicked off the 2010 IA Summit by sharing his unique approach that helps solve complex problems through visual thinking.

December 5th, 2009

Tree Testing

A quick way to evaluate your IA

After hearing about Donna Spencer’s paper-based tree testing, Dave O’Brien and his colleagues were hooked, so much so that they built an online tool to allow you to effectively test a site hierarchy. Hear about the tree testing approach and see how O’Brien’s tool works.

December 5th, 2009

Sketchy Wireframes

When you can't (or shouldn't) draw a straight line

Aaron Travis explores the importance of using sketchy wireframes early in the project
cycle. He then discusses the conversion of computer-based sketches into traditional wireframes and includes an analysis of “sketchy” capabilities of popular software tools.”

October 6th, 2009

Experience Themes

How a storytelling method can help unify teams and create better products

A screenwriter has a compass that can guide him through the writing process. Cindy Chastain chronicles how we can translate this approach to help us remember the quality and value of the experience.

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