Cookie Consent

By clicking “Accept”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. View our Privacy Policy for more information.

Cookie settings

UX/Developer Collaboration

Are you a developer looking into UX, but turned off by its squishy concepts? Or a UX designer wanting to speak the technical team's language? You'll love OOUX.

For designers, understanding databases and data structure is critical. A lack of understanding how data is formatted, where it's coming from, and how it works is the source of countless late-in-the-game headaches. For developers, getting brought in early is key. With OOUX, developers don't need to wait on screen design to get started on back-end architecture. Using Object Mapping, designers and developers can work together to create a data model that more closely aligns to the user's mental model...which is a beautiful thing.

Check out the podcast episodes, articles, videos below to see how the OOUX community is leveraging the power of an objects-first approach to make collaboration more effective — and more fun.

Resources you'll enjoy

Episode 030 - Why designers should “dev” with Caroline Sober-James
Episode 030 - Why designers should “dev” with Caroline Sober-James

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Caroline discuss why designers should cultivate empathy toward developers, how to be "a designer devs swoon over," and how quickly Caroline's conversations with developers turn into "OOUX lovefests."

listen
Open in new tab
listen
Episode 027 - OOUXing Whiskey with Steve Smith
Episode 027 - OOUXing Whiskey with Steve Smith

Steve is a software engineer, a UXer, and a serial entrepreneur. His early company, Ordered List, was acquired by GitHub and after a long stint as a product designer at GitHub, we met when we were both consulting to NineLabs. He is the founder and lead designer at Box Out Designs, which is basically Canva for the sports industry.

listen
Open in new tab
listen
Episode 025 - Bridging Development and Design with Miriam Suzanne and Sondra Eby Eisenstat
Episode 025 - Bridging Development and Design with Miriam Suzanne and Sondra Eby Eisenstat

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia, Sondra, and Miriam discuss the adaptability of the ORCA process for teams, the coming innovations of container queries in CSS, and how OOUX facilitates a fruitful, continuous conversation between designers and developers.

listen
Open in new tab
listen
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.

read
Open in new tab
read
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.

watch
Open in new tab
watch
Episode 017 - Using OOUX in the wild with Caroline Sober-James
Episode 017 - Using OOUX in the wild with Caroline Sober-James

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Caroline discuss why Caroline calls OOUX a power tool for digital design, what it's like to have a user call your system "seamless," and the parallels between OOUX and API design.

listen
Open in new tab
listen
Using object-oriented user experience for software development
Using object-oriented user experience for software development

This is a great article about how OOUX can be used from a software development perspective. Eduard also has some interesting techniques for documenting Attribute Requirements.

read
Open in new tab
read
Search all resources

What UXers and Developers say about OOUX

More ways to get plugged in

Enroll in the Self-Paced OOUX Masterclass

This rigorous course is for UX designers, developers, and digital product people who are tackling complexity, wrangling stakeholders, and trying to make systems-level change.

Subscribe to OOUX Podcast

A dive into the weeds on UX systems, information architecture, human psychology, data wrangling, structured content, UX process, and above all simplifying the complex.

Subscribe to the OOUX Newsletter

Get the free OOUX Launch Guide and weekly-ish musings on OOUX. Stay on the OOUX inside track with invites to special events and the occasional sweet deal.

Join OOUX Happy Hour Meetup

OOUX virtual meetups feature amazing guest speakers, Q&A, discussion, networking breakout sessions, and important OOUX updates. Bring your coffee, wine, or whiskey.