EdX accomplishes a wonderfully natural browsing experience — curious users can navigate from subject, to course, to instructor, to school, to another course without ever needing to pick through the hierarchical main navigation. This is one of the primary principles of object-oriented user experience (OOUX): contextual navigation through object relationships.
A 35 minute talk on the biggest UX fails that OOUX can help you avoid. Also, a peek into the UX process and how I use Webflow to build CMS prototypes.
Sophia Voychehovski Prater runs ReWired UX, a studio in Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked with clients like AT&T, The Atlanta History Center, Coca-Cola, Athena Health, and worked in house with CNN Digital. When she’s not consulting for clients, Sophia writes, speaks and runs coaching workshops about Object Oriented User Experience (OOUX). What is object oriented user experience, you ask?
In the digital world, anything is possible. Technology can seem like magic. But if the interface strays to far from human’s expectations of the physical world, users will become unsure, confused, and unhappy. Design with lizard brains in mind to create intuitive interfaces.
A revised version of an article published in the November 2016 issue of NET magazine. A look into how users understand and process their world how thought, communication, understanding, and perception are all object-oriented.
Pivoting smoothly from action to action is all well and good, but when interactions seem abstract to users, a sense of context is probably missing. In this follow-up to Object-Oriented UX, we will go from big-picture OOUX frameworks to confidently targeting actions that meet the needs of users.
We know big, monolithic webpages won’t meet the needs of responsive sites and endless screens. But we’re often still quilting together design patterns and content modules, rather than truly thinking in systems. This article will show you how defining the objects our users interact with, and the relationships between them, opens doors to more interconnected—and successful—user experiences.
Friends, a zombie apocalypse is upon us: an onslaught of new mobile devices, platforms, and screen sizes, hordes of them descending every day. We're outmatched. There aren't enough designers and developers to battle every platform. There aren't enough editors and writers to populate every screen size. Defeating the zombies will require flexibility and stamina—in our content.
Have you heard the term object oriented? Have you dismissed it as something that only applies to developers and techies? If so, think again. If you work in the web the chances are you’ve heard the term object-oriented. However, if you are not a developer then you have probably come to the conclusion that it does not apply to you. If you have ever heard a developer tried to explain it, then you have almost certainly dismissed it as something only techies could possibly understand.
Slides for MIke Atherton's 2013 "half-day introduction to content modeling and the creation and management of structured, adaptive content." Delivered at IA Summit 2013.
Care about content? Better copy isn’t enough. As devices and channels multiply—and as users expect to relate, share, and shift information quickly—we need content that can go more places, more easily. Content Everywhere will help you stop creating fixed, single-purpose content and start making it more future-ready, flexible, reusable, manageable, and meaningful wherever it needs to go.
This is a book that I wish I had written! Actually, the book that I will one day write on OOUX is the "for dummies" version of this book. My copy is rife with highlights, scribbles in the margins, and dogears. It's not an easy read (some paragraphs I had to read 3 times) but it's fascinating for anyone serious about information architecture and how laws of perception and understanding should drive our IA designs.
This is one of my favorite books on how to create products that people can form emotional bonds with. It's a fun and accessible read chockfull of enlightening case studies. Remember the slow-blinking charging light on the old macbooks? That pulsing matched the breathing rhythm of a sleeping human.
As this audio book came to an end, I immediately reviewed it (5 stars) and then RESTARTED it.Buy
This book gets a little woo-woo and I definitely do not agree with buying a car you can't afford in the name of manifestion. BUT, Jen gives some really valuable advice on how to squash negative self-talk and bring on a life you love. 90% of this book is delightful. And the story about her grandmother near the end makes the entire book worthwhile.Buy
This book is such a kick in the pants. It completely blasts any ego you might be feeling about your creative genius or lack thereof. This was a book that I seriously started reading again as soon as I finished it the first time.Buy
This book is beautifully written, wise, kind, and life-changing. I had been using Cameron's Morning Pages for months before reading the book. Now I feel like a truly understand the healthy way to be an arist. Pairs well with Big Magic!Buy