How We Interact with Our Environments and Our Devices Has a Fascinating Effect on Enterprise Applications

This pithy interview gives you a glimpse into our visionary UX team. The interviewee is Jeremy Ashley (left), Vice President of Applications User Experience. His answers are crisp and informative. The interviewer, ACE Director (credentialed Oracle enthusiast and advocate) Debra Lilley (right), is knowledgeable and keeps the conversation snappy.

If that isn’t enough to make you want to click to the interview, here’s the elevator pitch. Ashley level sets where we are with project FUSE, which is the new look and feel of Oracle applications. His team is looking closely at changes in technology, as well as how society is changing in regard to its reaction to technology. In recent years, cell phones, smaller display screens, and the iPad required his team to design even more efficient user experiences.

Now we are in another major transition phase. Products come out very quickly. Technology has become more personal. The challenge is to discover how users can integrate with their environment. He says, “It’s not really about mobile meaning a mobile device. It’s more about us being on the go and how the environment can assist and react accordingly.”

Ashley’s team is pushing the envelope, collaborating, and bringing colleagues and customers along with them. They provide common guidelines for standards. They also create usable, consistent components and flows (meta-components called design patterns) so internal developers and customers can build good usable experiences for their products.

The interview is entitled User Experience and How it Makes Applications Easier to Use. It appeared in Oracle Scene published by the Oracle User Group in the United Kingdom.
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