Boxes and Arrows Podcast

de Jeff Parks

Conversations with authors of the Boxes and Arrows webzine.

Episodios

Information Architecture, A Global Perspective

por Jeff Parks

In this podcast, Jeff Parks talks with Jessica DuVerneay, the Global Director for the first annual World Information Architecture Day, held in February 2012. Jessica shares her experience of organizing a global event to celebrate and share the IA discipline.

Leaping Into Indie UX

por Jeff Parks

In this episode Chris Baum speaks with Donna Spencer, Lynne Polischuik, Justin Spencer and Erin Jo Richey at the 2012 IA Summit about their interactive panel discussion Taking the plunge: Diving into Indie UX. They share practical and personal considerations of being an indie designer, including how to to get over the fear of making the jump, where and how to find clients, managing the business side of design and what it’s like to work alone.

Driving Holism in Cross-channel Projects

por Jeff Parks

Chris Baum talks with Patrick Quattlebaum at the 2012 IA Summit in New Orleans about his insights about holism vs. atomism and tools that designers can use to help companies see and develop experiences across channels.

The Past and Future of Boxes and Arrows

por Jeff Parks

Jeff Parks talks to Boxes and Arrows founder Christina Wodtke about the past and future of the magazine. Her key message is that designers still need to get their ideas out into the community.

The Stranger's Long Neck

por Jeff Parks

Mr. McGovern, who will be teaching a Masterclass series in Canada on the importance of task management this November, discusses several of the key findings in his new book and how such knowledge can lead to better designs for all users.

Sorting Skittles: A User Research Game

por Jeff Parks

Aaron Hursman introduces introduces a new user research technique that engages research participants. Learn how you can use this game approach to produce rich, quantifiable data.

Living Personas - Visually Displaying Brand Insights and Connections to Consumers

por Jeff Parks

They discuss how this technique will change your perception of personas, no matter what you think of them now, and how it can showcase how real people are behaving related to your brand, product, or project.

Design for Emotion and Flow

por Jeff Parks

You'll learn about the underlying causes, characteristics and consequences of flow, how flow is related to emotional design, and how to take user goals into consideration when designing for it.

Testing Content: Early, Often, and Well

por Jeff Parks

Through a website case study, they cover what worked and what didn't for testing content early in the project—from concepts to prototypes—to inform content strategy and tactics.

The future of wayfinding

por Jeff Parks

With boundaries between the abstract digital world and the real physical world becoming blurred, we need new approaches to wayfinding, information scent and navigation.

What they didn’t know they needed

por Jeff Parks

They focus on activities such as Laddering, Game play, Storytelling and Triading that can help expose opportunities for radical innovation and designing products that people can’t live without.

Tipping the Scales: Bringing Social Networking within the Enterprise

por Jeff Parks

In this session aimed at Information Architects interested in deploying social networking in organization, Manya Kapikian, Kevin Lynch, and Michael Patterson expose 11 hard lessons learned from the pilot that apply to this relatively undefined territory.

Metropolitan Information Architecture: The future of UX, Databases and the (Information) Architecture of complex, urban environments

por Jeff Parks

What does location mean for UX? How does information architecture and design synchronize with urban architecture? How does mobile communication and web culture impact the streetscape? Are we living in facets of the same virtual city or does location still constrain us?

5 Minute Madness

por Jeff Parks

Along with conference speakers, attendees share their thoughts of the IA Summit, its people, ideas explored, or whatever else they want to share... but they only have 5 minutes each to do so.

The Practice of Information Architecture - It takes a village of practitioners to raise a discipline

por Jeff Parks

He shows how ORS can articulate a distinct information architecture role, shaping an IA practice, and how we align ourselves and our teams for growth, accountability, and discovery within our discipline.

From Here to Experience

por Jeff Parks

You'll see the benefits of formulating a solid experience vision. And, you'll learn why it's critical to shift your organization's culture past risk-aversion.

Using Beekeeping History to Predict the Future of UX

por Jeff Parks

This calls to the next generation of user researchers to apply quantitative methods to our study of user behavior on the web.

The Human Interface (or: Why Products are People, Too)

por Jeff Parks

User experience designers need to stop thinking about interfaces as dumb control panels for manipulating machines and data and start thinking about them as human beings.

Presentations - It ain't all about the PowerPoint

por Jeff Parks

Adam Polansky shares how to shift the focus of your presentations to you, the storyteller, rather than living or dying by the content of your slides—and in the process getting your ideas into someone else's head more effectively.

Experience strategy: Dealing with a UX mid-life crisis

por Jeff Parks

Sharing the Capability Strategy Template, and Experience Strategy Map, Richard Dalton and Rob Weening look at improving the experience for all users online.

Designing with Constraints

por Jeff Parks

Creating meaningful digital experiences is a complicated business. Fluctuating requirements, unexpected technical limitations, and stringent branding rules can make experience design feel like an exercise in compromise. In this hands-on session.

Experiments at the Edges of Experience

por Jeff Parks

Derek helps attendees gain new insight about accessibility as part of user experience; leaving participants walking away inspired—and ready to inject accessibility into the web.

Eight Principles of Information Architecture

por Jeff Parks

Perhaps our field is too young to have a mature theory, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a set of immutable principles that give us a sense of quality in IA.

Architecture of Piles

por Jeff Parks

The architecture of piles suggests an intriguing direction for information architecture—into the ad-hoc, fluid, and informal.

Educating, Not Evangelizing: What Comes Next After Your Organization Has Bought Into UX

por Jeff Parks

The American Greetings team has learned the hard way what works, and what doesn't, when educating people across the organization about integrating UX into a a wide range of strategic initiatives.

Designing Influence in Organizations

por Jeff Parks

By designing influence, user experience pros can increase their impact, create better experiences for people, and help their organizations succeed.

Toss Out that Old Stakeholder Review Process!

por Jeff Parks

You'll learn how to make the users the ultimate stakeholder, replacing the traditional stakeholder review with a user-centred review process.

Design Caffeine for Search and Browse UI

por Jeff Parks

In this straightforward, practical session about search and browse interfaces, Greg Nudelman talks about improving the search experience from the customer's perspective- a perspective that few resources discussing search focus on.

Principles to Build By

por Jeff Parks

Having a shared vision understood by all team members is critical to product design. Design tenets support and extend a core vision. They add character and definition to a vision, providing direction and helping product stay true to a clear vision.

Closing the gap between people's online and real life social network

por Jeff Parks

The most successful social media experiences will be the ones that understand how our offline and online worlds connect and interact.

Rapid-turnaround usability testing: not just a pipedream

por Jeff Parks

Looking to get more insight from usability testing more quickly, cheaply, and with fewer people and headaches?

Innies vs. Outties, a UX Deathmatch

por Jeff Parks

Looking to get more insight from usability testing more quickly, cheaply, and with fewer people and headaches?

The Future of Search and Discovery

por Jeff Parks

Peter explores what's needed to practice successful search-centered information architecture, how newer means of input and output are reshaping what's possible, and shares inspiring examples across different types of applications and industries.

Crowdsourcing Innovation: the role of UX

por Jeff Parks

Drawing from her experiences at Vodafone, she shares how to educate non-UX people about human-centred design, participate in hackdays and barcamps, and add value to design competitions and challenges normally aimed at developers.

The Mobile Question: Lessons in Design and Strategy for Your Mobile Experience

por Jeff Parks

Finding answers may not be easy, but asking the right questions can lead you in the right direction.