What we’re about
We are a group of UX designers, developers, information architects, content strategists, and design leaders who love to geek out about OOUX and its surrounding topics.
New to OOUX? Come on in! We are excited to have you. 🥂
Been practicing OOUX for years? Awesome. We will be exploring new ideas and trading notes on what works. Do you have a great case study or a new angle? We'd love to have you as a member and a speaker, too! 🥂
OOUX meetups start with a few brief rounds of networking and then we have a speaker and a discussion. Our speakers are Certified OOUX Strategists or industry thought leaders that OOUXers can learn from.
Come prepared with your notepad and beverage of choice—whether that's whiskey or la croix, red wine or green tea.
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WHAT IS OOUX?
OOUX is a philosophy for designing digital systems that respects the fact that people think in objects and need consistent, recognizable objects to understand an environment or product. It's not just developers that think OO. Our users do, too—and so should designers!
OOUXers deliberately align their software to their user’s real-world mental model of concrete, defined objects. We try to design our abstract digital worlds to be naturally intuitive as the physical world.
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- Extending the Nested-Object Matrix: Show and TellLink visible for attendees
The Nested-Object Matrix (the NOM) is one of the most powerful tools in the OOUX arsenal. During this event, we will give a short overview of the "classic" NOM (and show you where the idea came from)...and then we will go off the beaten path to show you how you can use this framework to map the relationships between just about anything.
We will show how we've used NOMs (and OOUX in general) for...
- 🧙♂️ Fiction-writing, mapping characters, places, and important storyline objects.
- 🍎 Service design, mapping touchpoints to create a system of systems
- 🏠 Home renovation projects to create an order of operations
- 🧠 Mental health and inner work
- ✍️ Marketing and content strategy
- 🎲 Game design
- 🤝 Redesigning an Org Chart
The more you practice OOUX and the ORCA Process, the more you start to see how it can be used outside of UX, even outside of product design.
Do you have an interesting application of the Nested-Object Matrix? Let us know in the comments and we will try and get you on the schedule to show how you are using this powerful tool.