By Kathy.Miedema on Apr 19, 2012
By Kathy Miedema, Oracle Applications User Experience
Jatin Thaker, director of the Oracle Usability Labs, demonstrates an application on a SMART board.
Nearly 100 people came through the labs for tours during the first week of April. While there are lab tours every week, this was an exceptional week for the Oracle usability labs. That kind of traffic is usually reserved for the week of OpenWorld.
Because most of these people were PeopleSoft users, usability lab tour guide Jatin Thaker and his team tailored the tours to showcase next-generation user experience designs that the PeopleSoft User Experience team was working on. These included a look at the next generation of self service user interfaces, SMART board user interfaces, and a CRM demo on the iPad.
Eager volunteers also helped demonstrate how the always-popular eye-tracking and facial gesture analysis tools work in a research environment. That often generates questions about how the tools help pinpoint issues and where in the user-centered design cycle they come into play.
If you're interested in taking a lab tour, visit Usable Apps to get more information.