Rosenfeld Enterprise Experience Conference
Detangling Information Architecture with OOUX
Presented by Bram Wessel and Sophia V. Prater
Three Part Online Workshop: Aug 27-28, Sep 4, 2020
About the Workshop:
Object Oriented UX (or OOUX) is a design philosophy that helps designers create experiences that are aligned to the business model, the user’s mental model, and the back-end database model. Misalignments among these worlds are often the cause of many communication headaches for the product team—and usability headaches for the end users.
What you’ll learn
Many UX designers, product owners, and the people responsible for the digital world are facing incredible complexity. As they try to design simple front-end solutions for their users, the back-end reality of multiple databases, multi-level permissions, APIs, and content governance often seems impossible to tame. In this workshop, participants learn Object-Oriented UX, a methodology that helps wrangle that complexity into a tidy array of color-coded sticky notes. Participants will return to their organizations with a repeatable, scaleable, and collaborative tool for detangling—and visualizing—even the most convoluted IAs.
- Understand why consistent, recognizable digital objects are important, from a psychological perspective.
- Extract the important business objects from stakeholder requirements and research, which will become the pillars of your strong information architecture.
- Create object-relationship models with crows-feet diagrams, which will inform intuitive and natural navigation.
- Get a handle on the full scope of your functionality requirements with a capabilities inventory.
- Build an object map, a magical artifact that gives a team X-ray vision into the system they are trying to design.
- Map your Objects, Relationships, and Attributes across systems and processes, giving your organization new information management Capabilities.
- Determine whether centralized or distributed management is best for your Objects.
- Learn how measurement and governance can make your information ecosystem improve over time, keeping it durable and sustainable.
- Understand your organization’s information topology so you can design a model that allows people and platforms to effectively share information.
At the end of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate of completion.