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Guides

Here's a list of free OOUX guides and templates, with the most recently created at the top.

The Whimsical ORCA Collab Hub
The Whimsical ORCA Collab Hub

Collaborating remotely? This Whimsical template, which includes Discovery, Requirements, and Prioritization rounds, is an upgrade from our popular MURAL ORCA Discovery template. You'll gain incredible clarity by defining objects, relationships, calls-to-action, and attributes. This template includes video tutorials covering each step of the process.

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Marisa's Whimsical ORCA Discovery Template
Marisa's Whimsical ORCA Discovery Template

The ORCA Discovery Template should be available on as many tools as possible. So here's one for Whimsical, courtesy of Certified OOUX Strategist, Marisa M. 🙌

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Object Guide Printable Worksheets
Object Guide Printable Worksheets

A super helpful set of ORCA Object Guide worksheets made by Certified OOUXer Marisa M. 🙌 Download them here, then print them out and use them! She even included a helpful Object Guide key to help you make the most of them.

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Figma ORCA Discovery Template
Figma ORCA Discovery Template

The ORCA Discovery Template should be available on as many tools as possible. So here's one for Figma, courtesy of Certified OOUX Strategist, Marcelo Brasileiro. 🙌

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Miro ORCA Discovery Template Kanban Style
Miro ORCA Discovery Template Kanban Style

The ORCA Discovery Template should be available on as many tools as possible, and especially tools that designers are naturally in and out of all day. One of the most-used tools for many is Miro. Using Miro's built-in kanban tool, Allie Ofisher has created a super useful template for object-mapping.

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Miro ORCA Discovery Template
Miro ORCA Discovery Template

Laurel Franciose originally created this template for her team at @Adobe, but it's now available to all! The OOUX ORCA Process canvas offers a way to follow the steps outlined for an Object-Oriented UX workshop. The ORCA process is a fantastic way to detangle complex design problems and create intuitive user experiences.

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Object Mapping Quick Start Guide
Object Mapping Quick Start Guide

In just a single sheet of paper (front and back), this guide gives you step-by-step instructions on how to create an object map.

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Mural ORCA Discovery Template
Mural ORCA Discovery Template

Collaborating remotely? This MURAL template will help your team come together around the first iteration of the ORCA process: Discovery. You'll gain incredible clarity by defining objects, relationships, calls-to-action, and attributes. WARNING! This template provides some help text but is not completely self-explanatory. You'll want some OOUX basic training before diving in.

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The OOUXer Manifesto
The OOUXer Manifesto
and the OOUX community

What makes an OOUXer? What do OOUXers aspire to? This list of 15 values and principles can help you understand what it means to add OOUX to your professional skillset.

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