The Core Model – Getting to business while making friends at UX Camp CPH 1

Today I had a great time presenting the core model at UX Camp CPH, a barcamp conference in Copenhagen. Here’s some bonus material!

The Core Model at UX Camp CPH 2014 from Ida Aalen

Core model resources

I’ve previously written an article on A List Apart article about the core model.

You can download core page handouts (PDF) that you can use with your team or in workshops with a client.

Do you want a more detailed explanation of the Core Model? Tweet Are Halland at @areGH, he’s the core model’s original creator. You could also take look at the still highly enjoyable and relevant presentation from 2007:

Core+Paths: A Design Framework for Findability, Prioritization and Value from Are Halland

Top tasks

In the Norwegian Cancer Society case study, I show how a handful of tasks related to forms of cancer were very important to the users. We call these «top tasks». The method used to find these tasks is called Top Task Identification, and Gerry McGovern has just published an article on A List Apart on how identify your top tasks.

The case studies

If you’d like to take a closer look at the sites mentioned in the presentation, here they are:

Here’s a Google-translated version of our case study of the Telenor project.

The Norwegian Cancer Society

Here’s a Google translated version of The Norwegian Cancer Society’s website, or just visit to see it in Norwegian.

Read how we worked with fundraising at the NCS (blogpost and slides) and an in-depth case study on the content governance at the NCS (blogpost and PDF).

Digital fundraiser Beate Sørum has a collection of blog posts about fundraising at the NCS.

Also, check out this interview about content collaboration at the NCS with Marte Gråberg and Beate Sørum by Rick Yagodich.

More questions? Just tweet @Kreftforeningen, and I’m sure you won’t be wondering for long.


Visit in English (translated by Google).

Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted

This site isn’t launched yet. In the meantime, talk to the Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted on Twitter.

Questions? Want to talk?

You can email Me at, or tweet me at @idaaa.