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OOUX Happy Hour: Enterprise OOUX: Prioritization, Business Process Modeling, and Libraries
OOUX Happy Hour: Enterprise OOUX: Prioritization, Business Process Modeling, and Libraries

In this happy hour, Certified OOUX Strategist, Maria Garcia, will discuss how she has approached object mapping a system that has tens if not hundreds of legitimately important objects that have complex relationships with one another.

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Five Signs You’re Practicing Advanced UX
Five Signs You’re Practicing Advanced UX

What does leveling up look like when you’re drilling down? In other words, what does it mean to practice advanced UX without “manager” or “director” in your title? If you ask 10 experienced UXers you will probably get 10 different answers. But, for what it’s worth, here are my top five.

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OOUX Happy Hour: Noun Foraging with Rik Williams, Sophia Prater, and Robots
OOUX Happy Hour: Noun Foraging with Rik Williams, Sophia Prater, and Robots

In this month’s Happy Hour Sophia Prater (your host and chief evangelist for OOUX) will be introducing what noun foraging is, where it fits into the ORCA process, and some of the best places to go foraging. Next, Rik Williams, UX Architect and Certified OOUX Strategist, will introduce a software-based method to mine diverse content sources. Plus a fun design challenge!

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Leveraging the Power of Junction Objects
Leveraging the Power of Junction Objects

Now that I am aware of junction objects, I use them ALL. THE. TIME. In this article, you'll learn about an OOUX-power tool that helps you solve some super-sticky data puzzles.  This "design-technical" tool improves communication and collaboration with developers, while allowing us (UX designers) to create more dynamic experiences for our users.

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OOUX Happy Hour: When OOUX Meets API Design: Love at First "Site"
OOUX Happy Hour: When OOUX Meets API Design: Love at First "Site"

Understanding APIs is becoming more and more important for UX designers. Fortunately, OOUX can help with that. Join us and our guest of honor, Caroline Sober-James to learn how you can tap into the business complexity-wrangling power of object-oriented user experience (OOUX) to plan, design, build, and deliver better APIs.

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Episode 013 - Taxonomy Folksonomy and Knowledge Graphs with Ahren Lehnert and Bob Kasenchak
Episode 013 - Taxonomy Folksonomy and Knowledge Graphs with Ahren Lehnert and Bob Kasenchak

In this episode, Sophia, Ahren, and Bob discuss how taxonomies differ from folksonomies, how folksonomies differ from ontologies, and how common vocabularies keep design projects on track.

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OOUX Happy Hour: OOUX Deep Dive: Unlocking the Permissions Problem
OOUX Happy Hour: OOUX Deep Dive: Unlocking the Permissions Problem

If you want to take a deep dive into the OOUX process, Amy White will show us how to use the ORCA method to think through privacy and permissions across an entire application - before designing any screens.

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“Don’t dead him!” Why verbs are hard and what it means for our UX process
“Don’t dead him!” Why verbs are hard and what it means for our UX process

You name the language, human babies learn nouns easier and faster than verbs. In this article, Sophia explores research conducted by Dedre Gentner and lays out how her finding are relevant and important in the world of UX.

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Understanding Context
Understanding Context

This is a book that I wish I had written! My weathered copy of this book is packed with highlights, scribbles in the margins, and dogeared pages. It's not an easy read (some passages I had to read 3 times) but it's fascinating for anyone serious about information architecture and how laws of perception and understanding should drive our IA designs.

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