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  • March 19, 2015

Data Visualizations at Visualizing Information Design Jam

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Oracle Data Visualizations were featured in a great Oracle event organized by Laurie Pattison and our colleagues at the AppsUX innovation team:

The goal of this event was to bring together different teams within Oracle, and with a lot of help and guidance from the UX team, think about how to make our product more visually engaging and come up with ideas for new visualizations.

In preparation for this event we did several training sessions, one of which was my presentation on what are the opportunities to use data visualizations and how to choose your visualization techniques.

Laurie did a great session on the process for designing a data visualization, starting with thinking about who your users are and what are the business problems they are trying to address. Read her blog post A Data Visualization Design Approach on this topic at the Apps UX Innovation Events blog.

Donna Scheele presented on how to create visually engaging UIs using Alta concepts and also blogged about this topic on the Middleware UX blog.

16 teams across Fusion Apps, Middleware and Database participated in the event. All teams came prepared with a business problem they were trying to solve in the form of an elevator pitch.  Mentors were available to work with teams in advance to solidify the pitch into something actionable that could be reasonably be accomplished in less than two days. Given that they only had 3 minutes to present at the end of the jam, both mentors and judges reviewed the pitches in detail in advance for the appropriate context.
The design jam started with a design workshop given by visual design and data visualization experts in AppsUX, John Cartan and Julia Blyumen. After this 3 hour workshop, the participants were ready to start designing, and they only had a little more than a day to come up with their new design.

To find out more about the event and the winning designs, read this report on the event by Laurie Pattison on the Apps UX Innovation Events Blog.

mentors

Mentors (from left to right): Julia Blyumen, Katy Massucco, John Cartan, from AppsUX, me (Katia Obradovic-Sarkic, DVT), Laurie Pattison (blog), Erika Webb (AppsUX), Soraya Younossi, Donna Scheele (blog) from Middleware UX, Serguei Orozco, Mindi Cummins (AppsUX).

The Visualizing Information Design Jam was a great success and many teams came up with new designs that we will hopefully see in the Oracle products soon. 

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