Introducing the New Face of Fusion Applications
By mvaughan on Oct 18, 2012
By Misha Vaughan and Kathy Miedema, Oracle Applications User Experience
At OpenWorld 2012, the Oracle Applications User Experience (UX) team unveiled the new face of Fusion Applications. You may have seen it in sessions presented by Chris Leone, Anthony Lye, Jeremy Ashley or others, or you may have gotten a look on the demogrounds.
This screenshot shows the new Oracle Fusion Applications entry experience.
Why are we delivering a new face for Fusion Applications? Because, says Ashley, the vice president of the Oracle Applications User Experience team, we want to provide a simple, modern, productive way for users to complete their top quick-entry tasks. The idea is to provide a clear, productive user experience that is backed by the full functionality of Fusion Applications.
The first release of the new face of Fusion focuses on three types of users. It provides a fully functional gateway to Fusion Applications for:
- New and casual users who need quick access to self-service tasks
- Professional users who need fast access to quick-entry, high-volume tasks
- Users who are looking for a way to quickly brand their portal for employees
The new face of Fusion allows users to move easily from navigation to action, Ashley said, and it has been designed for any device -- Mac, PC, iPad, Android, SmartBoard -- in the browser.
The Oracle Fusion Applications Employee Directory.
How did we build it?
The new face of Fusion essentially is a custom shell, developed by the Apps UX team, and a set of page templates that embodies a simple design aesthetic. It’s repeatable, providing consistency across its pages, and requires little to zero training.
More specifically, the new face of Fusion has been built on ADF. The Applications UX team created pages in JDeveloper using local tasks flows bound to existing view objects. Three new components were commissioned from ADF, and existing Fusion components were re-skinned to deliver a simple, modern user experience.
It really is that simple – and to prove that point, we’ve been sharing our story around the new face of Fusion on several Oracle channels such as this one.
Want to know more?
Check the VoX blog for our favorite highlights from OpenWorld, which included demos of the new face of Fusion.
And take a look at these posts from Ace Directors Debra Lilley, and Floyd Teter. Special mention to Floyd for the first screen shot credit. Also a nod to Wilfred vander Deijl for capturing the demo to share as part 1 and part 2.