November 23rd, 2011

Complexity and User Experience

Understanding features in terms of complexity instead of functionality

Jon Bolt explores how changing the discussion from “functionality” to “complexity” helps product owners and designers better evaluate the real impact new features have on a product.

September 7th, 2011

Alignment Diagrams

Focusing the business on shared value

Alignment diagrams bring actions, thoughts, and people together to address the causes of poor experience at their root. James Kalbach shows how designers can use this tool to solve business problems and have real business impact.

April 20th, 2011

Are your users S.T.U.P.I.D?

How good design can make users effective

Stephen Turbek highlights the various, subtle pressures on a user that reduce a user’s “effective intelligence”, or what they actually use when using an interface.

Most designers will soon be asked to design transitions. Greg Nudelman helps us prepare by examining the principles behind a good animation, showing how to sketch them out, and explaining how to document them effectively for development.

September 27th, 2010

The Stranger’s Long Neck

Gerry McGovern discusses the importance of task management

In this B&A podcast, Jeff Parks speaks with Gerry McGovern about the thinking that went into his new book. They discuss customers as strangers, the Long Neck, and task management — how to deliver and
measure what your customers want.

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.

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!

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