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Caroline Sober-James

Lead Product Designer at Uniform

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Certified OOUX Strategist

UX Strategy, UX/UI Design, Writing, Solution Engineering

The most powerful tool I have in my design toolkit

I started practicing OOUX in 2018, and have never looked back. Even five years later, it remains the most powerful tool I have in my design toolkit, and is the first thing I recommend to new designers when they ask me how to build their UX skills. Working with clients across many industries on projects at all levels of complexity, OOUX has been a unifying force for awesomeness. It has allowed me to quickly bring cross-functional teams of business stakeholders, executives, marketers, developers, and architects to a shared understanding and common language on any project or initiative. OOUX has a failure rate of exactly 0% across every project I've used it on, regardless of how much of the methodology I've been able to apply. It has become key to my happiness as a designer, and I wouldn't ever want to be without it.

A pure power tool of a design methodology

I was already 100% sold on, and actively practicing, OOUX prior to this certification course. That said, one thing I know about Sophia is she's always optimizing, so I knew I'd still learn a lot (and I did). For me, OOUX is a pure power tool of a design methodology, and we've truly not found a single downside to it in our application of it thus far. Adding a certification at this point was both to continue to enhance my knowledge of the methodology, expand my OOUX network, and also lend further credibility to the OOUX work I'm already doing (and will continue to do). As far as I'm concerned, this is just one milestone in a long relationship and love affair with OOUX, and I'm looking forward to continuing to use it, teach it, and evangelize for it at every opportunity.

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Featured Resources

A Conversation about OOUX and Its Relationship with Content Modeling
A Conversation about OOUX and Its Relationship with Content Modeling

In this interview, Marcelo from Headless Creator talks to OOUX Strategist Caroline Sober-James about OOUX and its benefits, the 15-steps of the ORCA process, and the parallels between OOUX and Content Modeling. NOTE: you’ll need to sign up for a free Headless Creator account to watch this interview.

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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."

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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 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.

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Episode 006 - Object-Oriented UX in Business and in Games with Caroline Sober-James (Rerun)
Episode 006 - Object-Oriented UX in Business and in Games with Caroline Sober-James (Rerun)

Caroline Sober-James has journeyed from database architect to UX designer to a fellow object-oriented UX evangelist. We look at how OOUX can help with client meetings as well as debate how OOUX applies to fantasy games, board games, and classic Nintendo.

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Three Reasons OOUX is a Game Changer for Your Digital Design Projects
Three Reasons OOUX is a Game Changer for Your Digital Design Projects

OOUX has become a design power tool and it’s something you should know about if you’re interested in offering a better digital user experience for your customers. Learn how OOUX helps you build things your users can understand, simplifies and declutters your design, and fosters better projects and happier teams.

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