Constructing with legos Designing Together 

July 7, 2014

Fostering a humanistic approach to design isn’t easy. It takes practice. Practice being playful and thoughtful. Why? Because it’s crucial that we’re always thinking, as we say here at TBG.  It’s the good, ethical, thing to do.


bmoreresponsive-tag Bmoresponsive: Responsive Goodness! 

June 17, 2014

How could we anticipate the implementation challenges we would face when our pixels turned to percentages and our image requests made our little phones want to turn off and go to sleep?


sxsw 2014 SXSW Interactive ’14: A Pilgrim’s Progress 

March 20, 2014

As the wild and wooly beast known as SXSW Interactive scratches its seven year itch, TBG shares our observations of this living breathing, ever morphing bedazzled and at times bedeviling extravaganza.


houseofcardsdrawing-thumb Your Site is Washington. Your Users Are in a House of Cards 

March 17, 2014

What if, rather than imagine them as real people, we tried to imagine our site users as characters on a TV show?  


gameOfThrones-illustration Your Site is Westeros. Your Users Are Pawns in a Game of Thrones 

September 13, 2013

We have found that certain TV shows contain user personas instructive to—or at the least entertaining us during—our work as information architects.  If a TV show is a website, then its characters are the site’s users. 


conversionPrimer What Is Your Site Really About? A Conversion Primer 

June 10, 2013

A writer friend recently asked me for advice on sprucing up her personal website. In advance of our lunch date, I gave her a homework assignment: Who are your top three desired visitors? What do you want them to be able to do on your site?


BBJ2013 TBG Garners BBJ Book of List Recognition 

March 27, 2013

TBG has consistently ranked among the top Web design, IT consultant and software development firms in the Baltimore area since it came on the web scene in 1991.


Lostillustration Your Site is an Island. Your Users are LOST (Season 1) 

March 26, 2013

As IA’s, we often have to step back and try to imagine our client’s world through their eyes… and their users’ eyes… at the same time. What if, rather than imagine them as real people, we tried to imagine users as characters on a TV show?