The OOUX Podcast

The OOUX Podcast

Every 3rd Thursday afternoon

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

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Episode 024 - Value Paths and OOUX with Samuel Hulick
Episode 024 - Value Paths and OOUX with Samuel Hulick
featuring Samuel Hulick

Samuel Hulick runs User Onboard, where he researches, writes about, and implements successful user onboarding for companies around the world. In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Samuel discuss how OOUX helped with a crisis of faith, how there's more than one way to learn to ride a bike, and why the right objects at the right time are the answer to good UX.

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Episode 023 - Understanding the System with Cassie Eddy and OOUX
Episode 023 - Understanding the System with Cassie Eddy and OOUX
Cassie Eddy
UX Designer & Researcher at Health Catalyst

Cassie Eddy is a UX Designer and Researcher at Health Catalyst in Boston. She is also a Certified OOUX Strategist and active mentor in the OOUX Certification Program. In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Cassie discuss learning to code, the information architecture of Crossfit, and how OOUX can help with combining passions in career and life.

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Episode 022 - Introducing object-oriented thinking to LinkedIn with Harrison Wheeler
Episode 022 - Introducing object-oriented thinking to LinkedIn with Harrison Wheeler
featuring Harrison Wheeler

Harrison Wheeler is a Senior Design Manager at Linkedin and is the host of his own user experience design podcast: Technically Speaking. In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Harrison discuss how OOUX provides a chance to take a principled approach to design, why social media websites are like old enterprise software, and how inheritance can be used to build user trust.

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Episode 021 - Is OOUX just a useless IA rebrand?
Episode 021 - Is OOUX just a useless IA rebrand?
Sophia V. Prater
Founder of Rewired UX and Chief Evangelist for OOUX

Sophia goes solo once again to address a question someone in the OOUX Self-Paced Masterclass Program brought to her from a senior UXer who just didn't see the value of OOUX when information architecture already exists. It's one she's heard more than once from those familiar with IA. Is OOUX just a rebrand of IA that no one asked for and no one needs?

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Episode 020 - How to Sell UX Research with OOUX
Episode 020 - How to Sell UX Research with OOUX
Sophia V. Prater
Founder of Rewired UX and Chief Evangelist for OOUX

In this episode, your host Sophia Prater flies solo to show you how to sell more UX research using Object-Oriented UX—more specifically, the first two steps of the ORCA process. We will talk about how to make your stakeholders and biz folks aware of gaps in the team’s understanding and become more invested in important questions that need to be brought to users.

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Episode 019 - OOUXing Security with Andrea Neuhoff and Kristen Kite
Episode 019 - OOUXing Security with Andrea Neuhoff and Kristen Kite
Andrea Neuhoff
Senior Product Designer
Featuring Kristen Kite

In this episode of the podcast, Andrea, and Kristen talk with Sophia about their work together at Duo Security, how they have started bringing OOUX to Duo for a double whammy of complexity wrangling, and how taking all of people's weird behaviors into account helps design better online security products.

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Episode 018 - OOUXing your UX Career with Amanda Worthington
Episode 018 - OOUXing your UX Career with Amanda Worthington
Amanda Worthington
UX and Web Design Consultant

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Amanda talk about OOUXing your portfolio and making real connections at the UX Hustle Conference, How everything in your career has its season, and how Amanda leveraged her technical background as a civil engineer with her passion for design to build a new kind of web shop.

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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
Caroline Sober-James
Director of User Experience at Acumium

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 016 - OOUXing Healthcare with Imogen Levy
Episode 016 - OOUXing Healthcare with Imogen Levy
Imogen Levy
UX Director at Moorfields Eye Hospital

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Imogen discuss how PDFs are bad for accessibility, why OOUX is not waterfall design, and exactly how many times you have to repeat yourself for your message to sink in.

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Episode 015 - Living in Information with Jorge Arango
Episode 015 - Living in Information with Jorge Arango
Featuring Jorge Arango

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Jorge discuss why the tension between top-down and bottom-up is the greatest challenge to designers, how to recognize signs that you’re working on a “greedy” product, and why social media is like a meeting that lasts forever.

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Episode 014 - Writing is Designing with Michael Metts and Andy Welfle
Episode 014 - Writing is Designing with Michael Metts and Andy Welfle
Featuring Michael Metts and Andy Welfle

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia, Michael, and Andy discuss why team clarity brings user clarity, how new UX writers should go about developing a company voice, and why communicating trade-offs is a killer skill.

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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
Featuring 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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Episode 012 - Designing Resilience with Jeremy Keith
Episode 012 - Designing Resilience with Jeremy Keith
Featuring Jeremy Keith

In this episode, Sophia and Jeremy discuss how responsive design made the truth about the Internet apparent, why the invisible is hard to prioritize, and what a bad design system means for our end users.

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Episode 011 - Bringing OOUX to Microsoft with Sarah Barrett and Rachel Price
Episode 011 - Bringing OOUX to Microsoft with Sarah Barrett and Rachel Price
Featuring Sarah Barrett and Rachel Price

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia, Sarah, and Rachel discuss how to think like a library scientist, how being conventional can be a virtue, and why accessibility is good for everyone, not just the differently-abled.

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Episode 010 - Information Archaeology with Ren Pope
Episode 010 - Information Archaeology with Ren Pope
Featuring Ren Pope

In this episode, Sophia and Ren discuss how to build a taxonomy around cosplay, how information architecture is more like information archaeology, and why it's important to understand the context of meta metadata.

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Episode 009 - Embodied Cognition with Andrew Hinton
Episode 009 - Embodied Cognition with Andrew Hinton
Featuring Andrew Hinton

In this episode, Sophia and Andrew discuss the meaning of embodied cognition, the pitfalls of being a physical creature in a digital environment, and why sometimes, creating inconsistency can help you be consistent.

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Episode 008 - Designing XR via OOUX with Cornel Hillmann
Episode 008 - Designing XR via OOUX with Cornel Hillmann
Featuring Cornel Hillmann

Cornel Hillmann is a CG Artist, XR Designer, and Entrepreneur. He is the owner and creative director at Studio.CGArtist.com and Emerging Entertainment and has worked with brands including Panasonic, Jaguar, the Singapore International Film Festival, and other big names.

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Episode 007 - Building Design Systems and Systems for Building Designers with Ben Callahan
Episode 007 - Building Design Systems and Systems for Building Designers with Ben Callahan
Featuring Ben Callahan

In this episode, we are revisiting the December 2019 episode with Ben Callahan. Ben is a design system expert and the founder and president of Sparkbox. At Sparkbox, Ben has created an amazing workplace that facilitates learning, exploring, asking questions, and pet projects.

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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
Director of User Experience at Acumium

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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Episode 005 - Content Modeling with Carrie Hane
Episode 005 - Content Modeling with Carrie Hane
Featuring Carrie Hane

In this episode, Sophia and Carrie discuss what exactly a content model is, why navigation is the most volatile layer of the content stack, and IA in UX education.

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Episode 004 - OOUX As A Foundation For Interaction Design
Episode 004 - OOUX As A Foundation For Interaction Design
Sophia V. Prater
Founder of Rewired UX and Chief Evangelist for OOUX

In this episode, Sophia takes us on an audio walk-through of the "calls-to-action" methodology of her ORCA process. She will guide you through how to get started designing complex systems, how to make a CTA Matrix that's based on real-world objects, and why doing so will pay dividends.

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Episode 003 - Putting Your Components in Context with Dan Mall
Episode 003 - Putting Your Components in Context with Dan Mall
Featuring Dan Mall

Dan Mall is one of the leading experts in design systems. In this episode, learn how to start a design system project the right way, the pros and cons of “flexible cards” which can lead to what I call masked objects, and how OOUXers can create a ton of value on a design system team.

listen
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Episode 002 - Get Your Hands Dirty With the ORCA Process
Episode 002 - Get Your Hands Dirty With the ORCA Process
Sophia V. Prater
Founder of Rewired UX and Chief Evangelist for OOUX

This episode is an audio WORKSHOP that’s going to teach you the basics of OOUX and the ORCA process. If you listened to the first episode, you should have a zoomed-out, big picture Idea of what OOUX is all about. But in this episode, you’ll actually get to practice OOUX!

listen
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Episode 001 - An Updated Look at "Object Oriented UX," the Article
Episode 001 - An Updated Look at "Object Oriented UX," the Article
Sophia V. Prater
Founder of Rewired UX and Chief Evangelist for OOUX

October 20, 2015 was when Sophia's article on OOUX debuted on A List Apart. In this episode of the podcast, Sophia shows you how her philosophy and process have changed since then and how OOUX was forged in the crucible of CNN Election Night 2012.

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Episode 021 - Is OOUX just a useless IA rebrand?
Episode 021 - Is OOUX just a useless IA rebrand?
Sophia V. Prater
Founder of Rewired UX and Chief Evangelist for OOUX

Sophia goes solo once again to address a question someone in the OOUX Self-Paced Masterclass Program brought to her from a senior UXer who just didn't see the value of OOUX when information architecture already exists. It's one she's heard more than once from those familiar with IA. Is OOUX just a rebrand of IA that no one asked for and no one needs?

listen
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listen
Podcast Episode
#
Episode 020 - How to Sell UX Research with OOUX
Episode 020 - How to Sell UX Research with OOUX
Sophia V. Prater
Founder of Rewired UX and Chief Evangelist for OOUX

In this episode, your host Sophia Prater flies solo to show you how to sell more UX research using Object-Oriented UX—more specifically, the first two steps of the ORCA process. We will talk about how to make your stakeholders and biz folks aware of gaps in the team’s understanding and become more invested in important questions that need to be brought to users.

listen
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listen
Podcast Episode
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Episode 019 - OOUXing Security with Andrea Neuhoff and Kristen Kite
Episode 019 - OOUXing Security with Andrea Neuhoff and Kristen Kite
Andrea Neuhoff
Senior Product Designer
Featuring Kristen Kite

In this episode of the podcast, Andrea, and Kristen talk with Sophia about their work together at Duo Security, how they have started bringing OOUX to Duo for a double whammy of complexity wrangling, and how taking all of people's weird behaviors into account helps design better online security products.

listen
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listen
Podcast Episode
#
Episode 018 - OOUXing your UX Career with Amanda Worthington
Episode 018 - OOUXing your UX Career with Amanda Worthington
Amanda Worthington
UX and Web Design Consultant

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Amanda talk about OOUXing your portfolio and making real connections at the UX Hustle Conference, How everything in your career has its season, and how Amanda leveraged her technical background as a civil engineer with her passion for design to build a new kind of web shop.

listen
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listen
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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
Caroline Sober-James
Director of User Experience at Acumium

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
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listen
Podcast Episode
#
Episode 016 - OOUXing Healthcare with Imogen Levy
Episode 016 - OOUXing Healthcare with Imogen Levy
Imogen Levy
UX Director at Moorfields Eye Hospital

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Imogen discuss how PDFs are bad for accessibility, why OOUX is not waterfall design, and exactly how many times you have to repeat yourself for your message to sink in.

listen
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listen
Podcast Episode
#
Episode 015 - Living in Information with Jorge Arango
Episode 015 - Living in Information with Jorge Arango
Featuring Jorge Arango

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Jorge discuss why the tension between top-down and bottom-up is the greatest challenge to designers, how to recognize signs that you’re working on a “greedy” product, and why social media is like a meeting that lasts forever.

listen
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listen
Podcast Episode
#
Episode 014 - Writing is Designing with Michael Metts and Andy Welfle
Episode 014 - Writing is Designing with Michael Metts and Andy Welfle
Featuring Michael Metts and Andy Welfle

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia, Michael, and Andy discuss why team clarity brings user clarity, how new UX writers should go about developing a company voice, and why communicating trade-offs is a killer skill.

listen
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listen
Podcast Episode
#
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
Featuring 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.

listen
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listen
Podcast Episode
#
Episode 012 - Designing Resilience with Jeremy Keith
Episode 012 - Designing Resilience with Jeremy Keith
Featuring Jeremy Keith

In this episode, Sophia and Jeremy discuss how responsive design made the truth about the Internet apparent, why the invisible is hard to prioritize, and what a bad design system means for our end users.

listen
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listen
Podcast Episode
#
Episode 011 - Bringing OOUX to Microsoft with Sarah Barrett and Rachel Price
Episode 011 - Bringing OOUX to Microsoft with Sarah Barrett and Rachel Price
Featuring Sarah Barrett and Rachel Price

In this episode of the podcast, Sophia, Sarah, and Rachel discuss how to think like a library scientist, how being conventional can be a virtue, and why accessibility is good for everyone, not just the differently-abled.

listen
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listen
Podcast Episode
#
Episode 010 - Information Archaeology with Ren Pope
Episode 010 - Information Archaeology with Ren Pope
Featuring Ren Pope

In this episode, Sophia and Ren discuss how to build a taxonomy around cosplay, how information architecture is more like information archaeology, and why it's important to understand the context of meta metadata.

listen
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listen
Podcast Episode
#
Episode 009 - Embodied Cognition with Andrew Hinton
Episode 009 - Embodied Cognition with Andrew Hinton
Featuring Andrew Hinton

In this episode, Sophia and Andrew discuss the meaning of embodied cognition, the pitfalls of being a physical creature in a digital environment, and why sometimes, creating inconsistency can help you be consistent.

listen
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listen
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#
Episode 008 - Designing XR via OOUX with Cornel Hillmann
Episode 008 - Designing XR via OOUX with Cornel Hillmann
Featuring Cornel Hillmann

Cornel Hillmann is a CG Artist, XR Designer, and Entrepreneur. He is the owner and creative director at Studio.CGArtist.com and Emerging Entertainment and has worked with brands including Panasonic, Jaguar, the Singapore International Film Festival, and other big names.

listen
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listen
Podcast Episode
#
Episode 007 - Building Design Systems and Systems for Building Designers with Ben Callahan
Episode 007 - Building Design Systems and Systems for Building Designers with Ben Callahan
Featuring Ben Callahan

In this episode, we are revisiting the December 2019 episode with Ben Callahan. Ben is a design system expert and the founder and president of Sparkbox. At Sparkbox, Ben has created an amazing workplace that facilitates learning, exploring, asking questions, and pet projects.

listen
Open in new tab
listen
Podcast Episode
#
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
Director of User Experience at Acumium

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.

listen
Open in new tab
listen
Podcast Episode
#
Episode 005 - Content Modeling with Carrie Hane
Episode 005 - Content Modeling with Carrie Hane
Featuring Carrie Hane

In this episode, Sophia and Carrie discuss what exactly a content model is, why navigation is the most volatile layer of the content stack, and IA in UX education.

listen
Open in new tab
listen
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#
7
Episode 004 - OOUX As A Foundation For Interaction Design
Episode 004 - OOUX As A Foundation For Interaction Design
Sophia V. Prater
Founder of Rewired UX and Chief Evangelist for OOUX

In this episode, Sophia takes us on an audio walk-through of the "calls-to-action" methodology of her ORCA process. She will guide you through how to get started designing complex systems, how to make a CTA Matrix that's based on real-world objects, and why doing so will pay dividends.

listen
Open in new tab
listen
Podcast Episode
#
Episode 003 - Putting Your Components in Context with Dan Mall
Episode 003 - Putting Your Components in Context with Dan Mall
Featuring Dan Mall

Dan Mall is one of the leading experts in design systems. In this episode, learn how to start a design system project the right way, the pros and cons of “flexible cards” which can lead to what I call masked objects, and how OOUXers can create a ton of value on a design system team.

listen
Open in new tab
listen
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3
Episode 002 - Get Your Hands Dirty With the ORCA Process
Episode 002 - Get Your Hands Dirty With the ORCA Process
Sophia V. Prater
Founder of Rewired UX and Chief Evangelist for OOUX

This episode is an audio WORKSHOP that’s going to teach you the basics of OOUX and the ORCA process. If you listened to the first episode, you should have a zoomed-out, big picture Idea of what OOUX is all about. But in this episode, you’ll actually get to practice OOUX!

listen
Open in new tab
listen
Podcast Episode
#
2
Episode 001 - An Updated Look at "Object Oriented UX," the Article
Episode 001 - An Updated Look at "Object Oriented UX," the Article
Sophia V. Prater
Founder of Rewired UX and Chief Evangelist for OOUX

October 20, 2015 was when Sophia's article on OOUX debuted on A List Apart. In this episode of the podcast, Sophia shows you how her philosophy and process have changed since then and how OOUX was forged in the crucible of CNN Election Night 2012.

listen
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listen