SXSW

The Blenderbox team was fortunate enough to go to SXSWedu this month in Austin, Texas, where we presented our work on NYC College Line, New York City’s new website for helping students get into and stay in college. To learn more about the project, you can check out our presentation online. While we were there, we...

Wave Hill Launches

This week we launched the new website for Wave Hill, the beautiful public garden and cultural center that overlooks the Hudson River in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. As with any cultural institution, be it a garden, museum, park, or theater, our challenge was to design and build a site that would showcase the best...

More case studies for UX, please

Today UX Magazine launched their new reviews section, offering a look at a social weather app called Weathermob. In his review, Sachendra Yadav runs through the basic functionality before getting into gritty UX details like navigation interface and sign-in. It’s a quick runthrough, enough to entice you to download and dig deeper, or just skim for quick takeaways....

Want really well designed content? Here’s what it takes.

I was doing some informal research today on .edu websites, specifically about the types of content they offer and how they present it. I came across the University of Missouri’s Illumination magazine, a publication about research and scholarship at the University: illumination.missouri.edu → It’s really well done. The site is easy to navigate, features long...

Pro-tip for form autocompletion

Have you ever been editing a user record in your CMS and tried to save the form, only to get an error that the passwords don’t match even though you didn’t try to update the password? I have. And it’s annoying. Very annoying. Here’s a little tip to help resolve that issue. When creating a...

Last week in Blenderbox UX (August 16-20, 2010)

A roundup of links shared by the UX team at Blenderbox last week: UI Stack Exchange: collaborative Q&A for UI and UX people. Get backup for those times when you know you’re right but can’t remember why. UX Myths: a straightforward list of user experience and design myths. My favorite thus far is #13: Icons...

You learn from your failures…or do you?

“You learn more from your failures than you do from your successes.” But what if this isn’t the case? A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to go Fast Company’s “Innovation Uncensored” event, where I heard Alex Bogusky speak. He mentioned how, if one spends too much time considering their mistakes, they’d potentially create...

follow the pass

A great PSA out of the UK about paying attention to cyclists. It’s an interesting lesson about focus and how it changes your view of the overall picture. the source dothetest