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Mural ORCA Discovery Template

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Sophia V. Prater
Founder of Rewired UX and Chief Evangelist for OOUX

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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Using this template, you can take any problem and put it through the meat-grinder of ORCA Discovery. You'll gather your research, go noun-foraging, define your objects, connect them with a system model and a nested-object matrix, and then bring your objects into a CTA matrix. Finally, you'll finish defining your objects' structure by brainstorming attributes.

This session could take anywhere from an hour to a few days. But at then end, you'll have a ton more clarity on the scope and complexity of the problem you are trying to solve, and, most likely, a massive parking lot of questions. That's a good thing! It's better that these questions come up now than when you are deep in high-fidelity prototypes! Celebrate the gathering of questions! And if you brought your stakeholders and decision-makers into this process, hopefully they will be invested in these questions, too. This, my friend, is one of the BEST ways to get buy-in for more user research.

Remember! The ORCA process is four rounds — Discovery just scratches the surface. If you are interested in diving deeper, consider the OOUX Masterclass.

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