Interview with Samantha Bailey; Automating Visio

2 new articles on B&A, one by yours, truly.

Unraveling the mysteries of metadata and taxonomies, by Christina Wodtke

    Recently Boxes and Arrows caught up with Samantha Bailey, formerly at Argus and current lead IA for Wachovia Corporation's Wachovia.com website. She talks about the transition from being a consultant to an "innie" IA, unravels the mysteries of metadata and taxonomies and shares her vision of the future of IA.

Automating diagrams with Visio, by Michael Angeles

    By doing the demanding intellectual work first and then forcing the tools to succumb to need to produce seemingly speedy deliverables, you can get around the difficulty of choosing between "Good, Fast and Cheap." Here's one approach using Excel and Visio.