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The ORCA Series

In this solo, 15-part OOUX Podcast series, Sophia takes you through every step in her ORCA (Objects, Relationships, CTAs, and Attributes) process.

Think of this series as a step by step tour of the ORCA (Objects, Relationsips, CTAs, and Attributes) Process from Object Discovery to Attribute Prioritization, Sketching, Prototyping, & Testing. Learn all of Sophia's best tips & tricks (the most important aspects) of each step in the process.

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051 - (ORCA Series #7) - Object-Oriented User Stories from Santa's Workshop
051 - (ORCA Series #7) - Object-Oriented User Stories from Santa's Workshop
Sophia V. Prater

In this seventh installment of the ORCA Series, Sophia brings some holiday cheer while covering CTA Requirements. Revisiting the Santa Delivery App from ORCA Series #6, Relationship Requirements, she explores the four ways you can upgrade your basic user stories, plus how to use AI to help you fill in the gaps you might have missed.

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050 - (ORCA Series #6) - My Cat Saving Fire Department with Holiday Vibes
050 - (ORCA Series #6) - My Cat Saving Fire Department with Holiday Vibes
Sophia V. Prater

Sophia delivers episode #6 in the ORCA Series: Relationship Requirements. Sophia expands on "My Cat Saving Fire Department," the power tool for analyzing object relationships. Using the example of Santa delivering presents, she illustrates how to apply this tool to understand relationships between objects, plus a rule of thumb for recognizing tree systems!

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049 - (ORCA Series #5) - Object Guide Strategies for Ridiculous Clarity
049 - (ORCA Series #5) - Object Guide Strategies for Ridiculous Clarity
Sophia V. Prater

In this fifth installment of the ORCA Series, Sophia discusses Object Requirements, how to skip ORCA steps & loop back to them as needed, as well as ways to customize the ORCA sprint, plus the potential use of artificial intelligence in generating object guides.

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048 - (ORCA Series #4) - Top Attributes to Consider for Every Object
048 - (ORCA Series #4) - Top Attributes to Consider for Every Object
Sophia V. Prater

In this fourth installment of the ORCA Series, Sophia discusses the 15 attributes that you'll want to consider for every single object in your system. Think about this like a gut check or a question guide for each object.

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046 - (ORCA Series #3) - CTA Disco
046 - (ORCA Series #3) - CTA Disco
Sophia V. Prater

In this third installment of the ORCA Series, Sophia discusses why objects aren’t more important than all the other parts of a system but are essential to understanding the system, plus she gives 8 tips for CTA discovery!

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040 - (ORCA Series #2) - Eight Hot Tips to Level Up Your System Modeling Prowess
040 - (ORCA Series #2) - Eight Hot Tips to Level Up Your System Modeling Prowess
Sophia V. Prater

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia explains eight ways to level up your system modeling skills, plus diagramming The Church of Latter Day Saints!

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035 - (ORCA Series #1) Start any UX Project with Noun Foraging
035 - (ORCA Series #1) Start any UX Project with Noun Foraging
Sophia V. Prater

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia kicks off the first in a 15-part series on her ORCA (Objects, Relationships, CTAs, and Attributes) process. This first installment will cover the process of Noun Foraging. Learn Sophia's 10 hot tips for getting started with noun foraging. Plus, how artificial intelligence can help you do the work, and how noun foraging might not be just for nouns. Enjoy!

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