Recently Added Resources

Below is a list of the 10 most recently added resources to the library.

Articles and Papers

Creating Your Personal Mission Statement
by Lou Rosenfeld (6/24/2014)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Lou Rosenfeld offers a simple exercise to help create personal mission statements—something short and meaningful to say about yourself—with some help and encouragement from Christina Wodtke and Anders Ramsay.
Note: Louis Rosenfeld, L. (June 24, 2014). Creating Your Personal Mission Statement. Boxes and Arrows. Retrieved on January 25, 2015 from http://boxesandarrows.com/creating-your- personal-mission-statement/

Forms: The Complete -Part 4: Selection-dependent Inputs
by Martin Polley (5/27/2014)
Subject: Guidelines & Best Practices, Information Architecture - Practices, Interaction Design
Language: English
Abstract: In which we take a look at selection-dependent inputs, and see that they are a lot more simple to put together than they look. Forms. Often the bane of our online lives. But they are not going away any time soon. So it is up to us, UX designers, to make them as smooth as possible.
Note: Polley, M. (May 27th, 2014). Forms: The Complete Guide- Part 4: Selection-dependent Inputs. Boxes and Arrows. Retrieved on January 25, 2015 from http://boxesandarrows.com/forms-the-complete-guide-part- 4/

Forms: The Complete Guide-Part 3: Grouping and inline help
by Martin Polley (4/22/2014)
Subject: Guidelines & Best Practices, Information Architecture - Practices, Interaction Design
Language: English
Abstract: Forms are important-they are the most common way to get information from our users. But just making wireframes of a form misses a big piece of the picture-what it is like to interact with it. An HTML prototype of a form, on the other hand, can look and behave just like the real thing....
Note: Polley, M. (April 22, 2014). Forms: The Complete Guide-Part 3: Grouping and inline help. Boxes and Arrows. Retrieved on January 25, 2015 from http://boxesandarrows.com/forms- part-3/

Honing Your Research Skills Through Ad-hoc Contextual Inquiry
by Will Hacker (7/15/2014)
Subject: Information Architecture - Job Skills, Research Methods
Language: English
Abstract: Hacker explores how a form of user research–contextual inquiry–can be practiced regularly just by watching people use the things around them and asking a few questions.
Note: Hacker, W. (July 15th, 2014). Honing Your Research Skills Through Ad-hoc Contextual Inquiry. Boxes and Arrows. Retrieved on January 24, 2014 from http://boxesandarrows.com/honing-your-research-skills- through-ad-hoc-contextual-inquiry/

How to Make a Concept Model
by Christina Wodtke (5/6/2014)
Subject: Cognitive Science, Information Architecture - Practices, Information Organization
Language: English
Abstract: A concept model is a visual representation of a set of ideas that clarifies the concept for both the thinker and the audience. It is a useful and powerful tool for user experience designers but also for business, engineering, and marketing...basically anyone who needs to communicate complexity. Which is most of us, these days. Christina Wodtke shows you how to make one.
Note: Wodtke, C. (May 6th, 2014). How to Make a Concept Model. Boxes and Arrows. Retrieved on January 25, 2015 from http://boxesandarrows.com/how-to-make-a-concept-model/

Redesign Democracy: Dare to Think Big
by Dirk Knemeyer (9/23/2014)
Subject: Experience Design, Expert Opinions
Language: English
Abstract: Knemeyer argues that UX professionals are uniquely able to provide the critical solutions to move humanity forward, solutions that synthesize technology with a concern for and understanding of the human condition.
Note: Knemeyer, D. (September 23, 2014). Redesign Democracy: Dare to Think Big. Retrieved on January 24, 2014 from http://oxesandarrows.com/redesign-democracy-dare-to- think-big/

Reorgs: Rocky or Righteous? Designing the experience of company transition
by Rich Lee (4/15/2014)
Subject: Branding, Business Strategy, Information Architecture - Practices
Language: English
Abstract: As designers, we grapple every day with challenging projects. This of course is part of what keeps us coming back. Some challenges, although not directly related to project work, can still be looked at through a UX lens. Lee looks at one challenge in depth: company reorganization.
Note: Lee, R. (April 15th, 2014). Reorgs: Rocky or Righteous? Designing the experience of company transition. Boxes and Arrows. Retrieved on January 25, 2015 from http://boxesandarrows.com/reorgs-rocky-or-righteous/

Teaching/Learning UX: Considerations for Academic-Industry Partnerships
by Guiseppe Getto (10/7/2014)
Subject: Education & Training, Information Architecture - Education & Training
Language: English
Abstract: A discussion of The obstacles to establishing UX workflows in higher education and why academic, industry, research, teaching and service partnerships are vital.
Note: Getto, G. (October 7, 2014). Teaching/Learning UX: Considerations for Academic-Industry Partnerships. Retrieved on January 24, 2014 from http://boxesandarrows.com/teachinglearning-ux- considerations-for-academic-industry-partnerships/

The Right Way to Do Lean Research
by Laura Klein (8/26/2014)
Subject: Information Architecture - Practices, Research Methods
Language: English
Abstract: StartX, a nonprofit startup accelerator, recently devoted an entire day to the role of design in early-stage companies, including panelists, Laura Klein, Todd Zaki-Warfel, Christina Wodtke, and Mike Long. Research sits at the heart of the lean build-measure-learn cycle. In this interview for Boxes and Arrows, Laura Klein expounds on key themes of lean research: right questions, right people, right test, right place, right attitude and right documentation.
Note: Klein, L. (August 26, 2014). The Right Way to Do Lean Research. Retrieved on January 24, 2014 from http://boxesandarrows.com/the-right-way-to-do-lean- research/

Three Ways to Improve Your Design Research with Wordle
by Jeff Tang (4/29/2014)
Subject: Evaluation & Analysis, Information Architecture - Practices
Language: English
Abstract: Survey responses. Product reviews. Keyword searches. Forums. As UX practitioners, we commonly scour troves of qualitative data for customer insight. But can we go faster than line-by-line analysis? Moreover, how can we provide semantic analysis to project stakeholders? Enter Wordle.
Note: Tang, J. (April 29, 2014). Three Ways to Improve Your Design Research with Wordle. Boxes and Arrows. Retrieved on January 25, 2015 from http://boxesandarrows.com/three-ways-to-improve-your- design-research-with-wordle/



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