By Mvaughan-Oracle on Sep 14, 2012
By Misha Vaughan, Oracle Applications User Experience
In the first video by the Oracle Applications User Experience team on the Oracle Partner Network, Vice President Jeremy Ashley said that Oracle is looking to expand the ecosystem of support for Oracle’s applications customers as they begin to assess their investment and adoption of Oracle Fusion Applications. Oracle has made a massive investment to maintain the benefits of the Fusion Applications User Experience.
This summer, the Applications User Experience team released the Oracle Fusion Applications user experience design patterns.
Design patterns help create consistent experiences across devices.
The launch has been very well received:
Angelo Santagata, Senior Principal Technologist and Fusion Middleware evangelist for Oracle, wrote to the system integrator community: “The web site is the result of many years of Oracle R&D into user interface design for Fusion Applications and features a really cool web app which allows you to visualise the UI components in action.” Grant Ronald, Director of Product Management, Application Development Framework (ADF) said: “It’s a science I don't understand, but now I don't have to ... Now you can learn from the UX experience of Fusion Applications.”
Frank Nimphius, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle (ADF) wrote about the launch of the design patterns for the ADF Code Corner, and Jürgen Kress, Senior Manager EMEA Alliances & Channels for Fusion MiddleWare and Service Oriented Architecture, (SOA), shared the news with his Partner Community.
Oracle Twitter followers also helped spread the message about the design patterns launch:
@bex – Brian Huff, founder and Chief Software Architect for Bezzotech, and Oracle ACE Director:
“Nifty! The Oracle Fusion UX team just released new ADF design patterns.”
@maiko_rocha, Maiko Rocha, Oracle Consulting Solutions Architect and Oracle FMW engineer:
“Haven't seen any other vendor offer such comprehensive UX Design Patterns catalog for free!”
@zirous_chad, Chad Thompson, Senior Solutions Architect for Zirous, Inc. and ADF Developer:
Wow - @ultan and company did a great job with the Fusion UX Patterns
What is a user experience design pattern?
A user experience design pattern is a re-usable, usability-tested functional blueprint for a particular user experience. Some examples are guided processes, shopping carts, and search and search results. Ultan O’Broin discusses the top design patterns every developer should know.
The patterns that were just released are based on thousands of hours of end-user field studies, state-of-the-art user interface assessments, and usability testing.
To be clear, these are functional design patterns, not technical design patterns that developers may be used to working with. Because we know there is a gap, we are putting together some training that will help close that gap.
Who should care?
This is an offering targeted primarily at Application Development Framework (ADF) developers. If you are faced with the following questions regarding Oracle Fusion Applications, you will want to know and learn more:
• How do I build something that looks like Fusion Applications?
• How do I build a next-generation application?
• How do I extend a Fusion Application and maintain the user experience?
• I don’t want to re-invent the wheel on the user interface, so where do I start?
• I need to build something that will eventually co-exist with Fusion Applications. How do I do that?
These questions are relevant to partners with an ADF competency, individual practitioners, or small consultancies with an ADF specialization, and customers who are trying to shift their IT staff over to supporting Fusion Applications.
Where you can find out more?
Our Fusion User Experience design patterns maven is Ultan O’Broin. The Oracle Partner Network is helping our team bring this first e-seminar to you in order to go into a more detail on what this means and how to take advantage of it:
Webinar: Build a Better User Experience with Oracle: Oracle Fusion Applications Functional Design Patterns
Sept 20, 2012 , 10:30am-11:30am Pacific
Dial-In: 1. 877-664-9137 / Passcode 102546
Access the Live Event or via web conference, access http://ouweb.webex.com and enter this session number: 598036234
At a user group event
The Fusion User Experience Advocates (FXA) are also getting some deep-dive training on this content and can share it with local user groups.
Ultan O’Broin Chris Muir
If you will be at OpenWorld this year, Ultan O’Broin will be visiting the ADF demopod to say hello, thanks to Shay Shmeltzer, Senior Group Manager for ADF outbound communication, and he'll be at the OTN lounge:
- Monday 10-10:45, Tuesday 2:15-2:45, Wednesday 2:15-3:30
- Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF, Moscone South, Right - S-207
- “ADF Meet and Greet,” OTN Lounge, Wednesday 4:30
And I cannot talk about OpenWorld and ADF without mentioning Chris Muir’s ADF EMG event: the Year After the Year Of the ADF Developer – Sunday, Sept. 30 of OpenWorld. Chris has played host to Ultan and the Applications user experience message for his online community and is now a seasoned UX expert.
Expect to see additional announcements about expanded training on similar topics in the future.