The Past and Future of Boxes and Arrows

Written by: Jeff Parks

Show Time: 21 minutes 06 seconds

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Podcast Summary

In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down in New Orleans at the 2012 Information Architecture Summit with Christina Wodtke (@cwodtke), the founder of Boxes and Christina shares a bit of the history and future of the web magazine that has supported both the people and ideas that have played a key role in the continuing growth and evolution of the IA discipline.

Her key message is that designers need to get their ideas out there.

“You know what really terrifies me? That so few people actually write about what they are doing. There’s so much intelligence lying around out there and not getting out. I just want to find a way to get these folks in front of the people that need to hear them.”


Pitch in on B&A

In that spirit, Boxes and Arrows seeks editors and writers. Participate!


Thanks to Vitamin Talent and Morgan Kaufmann’s It’s Our Research for sponsoring this podcast.

And thanks to ASIS&T for their support of the IA Summit and this podcast.

Jeff Parks

Jeff Parks is the Podcast Editor for Boxes and Arrows and the co-founder of DIGIA UX Inc. in Ottawa Canada. Jeff has over fifteen years experience in the Government, Non-Profit, and Private Sectors creating goal-oriented solutions as an Information Architect, team leader, and project manager. These experiences have lead to successful delivery of projects in the Health Care and Information Technology industries including the development of information architectures, enterprise portal frameworks, e-Learning programs, cognitive rehabilitation systems, and corporate wide strategic frameworks. Jeff presented at the 2010 IA Summit in Denver and was the Closing Keynote at the 2012 Polish IA Summit in Warsaw Poland. He currently leads workshops on User Experience and Information Architecture @followuxleader
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