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The Object-Oriented UX Podcast

35 EpisodesProduced by Sophia V. PraterWebsite

Join Sophia V. Prater on a dive into the weeds on UX systems, information architecture, human psychology, and simplifying the complex. Support this podcast:

35 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Episode 034 - Running ORCA Sprints at Autodesk

January 26th, 2023


In this first episode of 2023, Sophia lays out her findings after successfully rolling out the ORCA Sprint envisioned in episode 033 from last …

Episode 033 - The ORCA Sprint with Sophia V. Prater

May 12th, 2022


In this solo episode of the podcast (and final episode of this season), Sophia talks about a new concept called "The ORCA Sprint." A week-long OOUX …

Episode 032 - How to "Dev-ign" with Keith Rich and Anthony Gallo

April 21st, 2022


Keith Rich and Anthony Gallo join us from Think Company, a bespoke UX and software firm out of Philadelphia. Anthony, the "engineer" of Think Company, began his career in system administration. He took learning how …

Episode 031 - Applying Value Paths to OOUX with Samuel Hulick

March 31st, 2022


Samuel Hulick runs UserOnboard where he researches, writes about, and implements successful user onboarding for companies around the world. In this …

Episode 030 - Why designers should “dev” with Caroline Sober-James

March 10th, 2022


Caroline Sober-James is the Director of UX at Acumium, where she and her team have successfully instituted OOUX to great success. In this episode of …

Episode 029 - Mapping Content Ecosystems with Scott Kubie

February 17th, 2022


Scott Kubie is "a designer who writes." He's the author of "Writing for Designers," a must-read for anyone who writes, and the brain behind "Content Ecosystem Mapping," a visual way to represent your content …

Episode 028 - Metaphors and Moment Prisons with Lou Rosenfeld

January 28th, 2022


Lou Rosenfeld needs no introduction. If you are listening to this podcast, you have most likely read or are aware of the Polar Bear book he co-wrote, …

Episode 027 - OOUXing Whiskey with Steve Smith

January 7th, 2022


Steve Smith is a software engineer, a UXer, and a serial entrepreneur. His early company, Ordered List, was acquired by GitHub and after a long stint …

Episode 026 - Atomic Design and OOUX with Brad Frost

December 3rd, 2021


As you probably know, Brad Frost is the author of "Atomic Design," the creator of pattern lab, and a design systems advocate and educator. He writes …

Episode 025 - Bridging Development and Design with Miriam Suzanne and Sondra Eby Eisenstat

November 11th, 2021


Sondra Eby Eisenstat is a Certified OOUX Strategist and UX Designer at web development agency Oddbird. Miriam Suzanne is a self-described software engineer and artist. She is co-founder at Oddbird, as well as an Invited …

Episode 024 - Value Paths and OOUX with Samuel Hulick

October 21st, 2021


Samuel Hulick runs User Onboard, where he researches, writes about, and implements successful user onboarding for companies around the world. In this …

Episode 023 - Understanding the System with Cassie Eddy and OOUX

September 30th, 2021


Cassie Eddy is a UX Designer and Researcher at Health Catalyst in Boston. She is also a Certified OOUX Strategist and active mentor in the OOUX Certification Program. In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Cassie …

Episode 022 - Introducing object-oriented thinking to LinkedIn with Harrison Wheeler

September 16th, 2021


Harrison Wheeler is a Senior Design Manager at Linkedin and is the host of his own user experience design podcast: Technically Speaking. In this episode of the podcast, Sophia and Harrison discuss how OOUX provides a …

Episode 021 - Is OOUX just a useless IA rebrand?

September 2nd, 2021


In this episode of the podcast, Sophia goes solo once again to address a question someone in the OOUX Self-Paced Masterclass Program brought to her …

Episode 020 - How to Sell UX Research with OOUX

August 19th, 2021


In this episode, your host Sophia Prater flies solo to show you how to sell more UX research using Object-Oriented UX—more specifically, the first …

Episode 019 - OOUXing Security with Andrea Neuhoff and Kristen Kite

August 5th, 2021


Today we have a discussion with an amazing UX designer Duo -- Andrea Neuhoff and Kristen Kite. Andrea is a Certified OOUX Strategist and a Senior Product Designer at Duo. Kristen is a Senior Product Designer at Detroit …

Episode 018 - OOUXing your UX Career with Amanda Worthington

July 23rd, 2021


Amanda Worthington is the creator of the UX Portfolio Powerplay course, where she teaches other designers how to use OOUX to build and sustain a …

Episode 017 - Using OOUX in the wild with Caroline Sober-James

July 8th, 2021


Caroline Sober-James is the Director of UX at Acumium, where she and her team have successfully instituted OOUX to great success. In this episode of …

Episode 016 - OOUXing Healthcare with Imogen Levy

June 24th, 2021


Imogen Levy is head of digital at Moorfields Eye Hospital. She is an active mentor in the OOUX Forum, and an emerging leader in the OOUX movement. She’s using OOUX to shepherd Moorfields through a true digital …

Episode 015 - Living in Information with Jorge Arango

June 11th, 2021


Jorge is an independent information architecture consultant who helps companies gain clarity, confidence, and traction. He is the author of “Living …

Episode 014 - Writing is Designing with Michael Metts and Andy Welfle

June 7th, 2021


Michael Metts and Andy Welfe are the authors of "Writing is Designing," a must-read book on content strategy and UX writing that fits right in with the principles of OOUX. In this episode of the podcast, Sophia, …

Episode 013 -Taxonomy Folksonomy and Knowledge Graphs with Ahren Lehnert and Bob Kasenchak

June 7th, 2021


This episode of the podcast is a replay of episode 19 of the UX Hustle Podcast. We are revisiting this episode because Ahren and Bob will be the featured speakers at the June OOUX Happy Hour Meetup where they will …

Episode 012 - Designing Resilience with Jeremy Keith

May 6th, 2021


Jeremy Kieth is the cofounder of Clearleft, a design agency specializing in building resilient, future-proof, backwards compatible, and just super elegant web experiences. He is also the author of "Resilient Web …

Episode 011 - Bringing OOUX to Microsoft with Sarah Barrett and Rachel Price

April 23rd, 2021


Sarah Barrett is Principal Information Architecture Manager and Rachel Price is Senior Information Architect at Microsoft. Together they have used OOUX to untangle, among others, the insane complexity of Microsoft's …

Episode 010 - Information Archaeology with Ren Pope

April 8th, 2021


Ren Pope is the Senior Staff Data Modeler and Ontologist at a little company called Etsy. Ren's background is in technical writing, data analysis, …

Episode 009 - Embodied Cognition with Andrew Hinton

March 26th, 2021


Andrew Hinton is the Senior Manager of Design Strategy and Research at Honeywell. He is a seasoned public speaker who has graced the stage at the IA Conference, UX Lisbon, UX Week, and the IA Summit. He is also the …

Episode 008 - Designing XR via OOUX with Cornel Hillmann

March 12th, 2021


Cornel Hillmann is a CG Artist, XR Designer, and Entrepreneur. He is the owner and creative director at STUDIO.CGARTIST.COM and Emerging Entertainment and has worked with brands including Panasonic, Jaguar, the …

Episode 007 - Building Design Systems and Systems for Building Designers with Ben Callahan Replay

December 18th, 2020


This is our last episode of 2020! We are revisiting the December 2019 episode with Ben Callahan.

Ben is a design system expert and the founder and president of Sparkbox. At Sparkbox, Ben has created an amazing workplace …

Episode 006 - Object-Oriented UX in Business and in Games with Caroline Sober-James (Rerun)

December 3rd, 2020


This week and through the end of the year, due to it being the holidays and all that entails, we will be revisiting our most popular, most-OOUXy …

Episode 005 - Content Modeling with Carrie Hane

November 19th, 2020


Carrie Hane ran her own content strategy firm for five years before joining Palladian Partners as Senior Digital Project Director, where she uses her content structuring super powers to provide Palladian's clients with …

Episode 004 - OOUX As A Foundation For Interaction Design

November 5th, 2020


In this episode of the podcast, Sophia takes us on an audio walk-through of the "calls-to-action" methodology of her ORCA process. She will guide you …

Episode 003 - Putting Your Components in Context with Dan Mall

October 21st, 2020


What’s up OOUXers, this conversation with Dan mall is bonkers…Dan Mall is one of the leading experts in design systems — he’s the cofounder and …

Episode 002 - Get Your Hands Dirty With the ORCA Process

October 8th, 2020


Today's episode is an audio WORKSHOP that’s going to teach you the basics of OOUX and the ORCA process. If you listened to the first episode, you …

Episode 001 - An Updated Look at "Object Oriented UX," the Article

September 24th, 2020


October 20, 2015 was when Sophia's article on OOUX debuted on A List Apart. In this episode of the podcast, Sophia shows you how her philosophy and process have changed since then, how OOUX was forged in the crucible of …

Introducing the OOUX Podcast

September 11th, 2020


What’s up UXers??? My name is Sophia V .Prater and I am a UX designer and the chief evangelist for the practice of Object-Oriented UX. I’ve been teaching OOUX to individuals and design teams for over FIVE years now! 

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