Thursday Jan 07, 2016

Oracle’s UX strategy: See where it’s heading on the VoX blog


clip_image002Want a preview of what Jeremy Ashley, Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) Group Vice President, will say at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 in October? Three new posts on the Oracle UX strategy have been published on the Voice of User Experience, or VoX, blog to give you just that.

Going Beyond the Notification: Transitioning With the Evolving Enterprise

In the first article of our strategy series, we talk about the transition of the enterprise -- the changing workforce, the increasing mobility -- and decipher how the user experience of the Oracle Applications Cloud is transitioning with it. Wondering when the innovation will reach your company’s Oracle applications system and affect you, or how much it's all going to cost? Look no further. This transition doesn’t have to hurt.

Big-Picture Innovation on the Path to a Better User Experience

In our second strategy post, we focus on the theme of mobility alongside the theme of simplicity and discuss where we get our inspiration. All of Oracle’s user experience projects are based on innovation, understanding the most important aspect of a task, and helping improve efficiency and productivity. If you want to know how we're innovating and what we're researching, read on. Emerging technology is only the beginning.

Consistency, Context, Convenience, Participation? Check!

Our third strategy post digs into specifics and discusses the challenges and opportunities Oracle’s R&D team is facing in order to design that mobile user experience. You know that if users don't like the system, they won't use it, so what do we need to do to maximize participation? You won’t want to miss this.

New content for partners

The UX PaaS4SaaS: Enabling Oracle Applications Cloud Partner Confidence social story tells how partners and customers use Oracle PaaS to build SaaS integrations focused on a quality user experience, to innovate in the Cloud and benefit their businesses. Find out how the Oracle Applications User Experience team's Rapid Development Kit (RDK) lets partners differentiate and build modern, must-have user experiences for the Oracle Applications Cloud. And hear what industry thought leaders have to say about building modern apps in faster and smarter ways by using Oracle UX and the Cloud toolkit.

Visit Oracle University for a new webcast for partners, “Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience Innovations: Visualizations.” The webcast is also available via Customer Connect playback.

Check the UsableApps YouTube channel for a new playlist, "We recommend watching this ..." It has some new customer perspective videos and a new demo of Glance, an app we're developing for wearables based on the "Glance, Scan, Commit" design philosophy. To read more about what’s behind the Glance step, visit the AppsLab blog for a post called “A Framework for Wearables, Glance.”

Ultan O'Broin, with the OAUX Communications & Outreach team, writes on the Usable Apps blog that the ERP user experience is no longer just icing on the cake. It's central to user happiness and business productivity, satisfying that ever-ravenous appetite for consumerlike apps in the enterprise. Read his post, “From Cupcakes to the Cloud: Oracle ERP User Experience Bakes In Exceedingly Better Business*,” for more.

Finally, Gretchen Alarcon, Group Vice President, Product Strategy, takes a look at what’s coming for the Oracle HCM Cloud in Oracle Applications Release 10 Spotlight on HCM Cloud, a new video on YouTube.

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Wednesday Nov 25, 2015

On wearables, IoT, and how they fit into Oracle’s UX strategy

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There’s a lot to be excited about on the emerging technology front right now, especially around wearables. Oracle's investment in user experience around emerging technology -- what we're researching, how we think wearables and other new technology like the Internet of Things (IoT) could fit into the enterprise world, and defining Oracle's strategy in user experience going forward -- is a major focus for us now and in coming months.

You may have seen The AppsLab’s post on the Apple Watch, The Apple Watch Arrives, in this space last month. We also talked about how the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) design philosophy of “Glance, Scan, Commit” fits the wearables model on the Usable Apps blog. We’ve had some more time to sit with it all. Take a look at these new posts on -- of course -- the Apple Watch, as well as other devices that can activate the Internet of Things.

We also have a free ebook, in which you can get a strategic look at the roadmap for the Oracle Applications Cloud. Download your copy today.

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Tuesday May 12, 2015

See the Oracle Cloud UX roadmap in action at our lab


clip_image002The new Oracle Cloud User Experience (UX) lab is officially open for business! Located on the bottom floor of the 200 building at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, Calif., it hosted its first tour during Oracle OpenWorld 2014. We can’t stop talking about it though. The Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team has written about it on the Voice of User Experience, or VoX blog, and again on the AppsLab blog.

Can’t come to HQ to see the Oracle Applications user experience for yourself? Learn about the UX roadmap in a new, free eBook from the Oracle Applications User Experience team. Find the download link on the VoX blog.

Oracle Applications User Experience Vice President Jeremy Ashley in the new Oracle Cloud UX lab.
Onsite labs:
Head to YouTube for a new video that shows what happens in the OAUX onsite labs, held at user group conferences near you! The video has also been posted on the Oracle Media Network.
Oracle Voice: Also on YouTube is a series of videos that show Oracle Voice, a new voice-activated application, in action. Visit the Usable Apps YouTube channel for a playlist  that collects up all the latest demos.
Simplified UI in PeopleSoft, EBS: The simplified UI is continuing to enhance the user experience in recent versions of PeopleSoft and E-Business Suite. Visit Oracle blogs to see the PeopleSoft Fluid UI  and new user interface features in E-Business Suite.
Oracle Partner Network (OPN): Misha Vaughan, director of the OAUX Communications & Outreach team, takes part in a discussion on the Oracle Applications User Experience in this video for Oracle partners.
UX Direct website: The Advanced Research and Tools (ART) team has rolled out a newly redesigned UX Direct site for customers and partners. Among the resources on the site are:

•    A simple user-centered design process
•    Oracle user experience design patterns and guidelines
•    Oracle templates, tools, and examples
•    A user-experience readiness checklist

Wearables: The AppsLab team has been digging into discussions on wearable technology on their blog. Wearables have been part of the OAUX team’s research and development for some time now. Head over for a post on “Google Glass, Android Wear, and Apple Watch.” Also posted in the last month: “Pseudo-Philosophical Observations on Wearables, Part 1,” and you’ll find a bit about wearables from Samsung, among other things, in this post as well: “Musings on Samsung Developer Conference 2014.”
Hack space; save the planet: In case you didn’t hear about the very cool asteroid hackathon in which members of the OAUX team participated -- or if you want to know more about what happened there – here are a few new blog posts:

· Asteroid Hackathon, from co-host EchoUser

· Asteroid Hackathon, from Oracle's The Apps Lab

· Asteroid Hackathon – The Winning Team

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Tuesday Jan 27, 2015

Applications Cloud Release 8 User Experience Rapid Development Kit

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If you’re building or integrating the Oracle Applications Cloud or building SaaS through PaaS, use the User Experience Rapid Development Kit laid out here to get the guidance you need and point you to the right tools to use.

The Oracle Applications User Experience team has released a User Experience Rapid Development Kit on simplified user interface (UI), the same user experience design in Oracle Applications Cloud release 8. The kit is designed to help Oracle ADF developers get up to speed quickly so they can start designing and building the Oracle Applications Cloud simplified UIs, which are the tablet-friendly UIs for Oracle Sales Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud, in a matter of hours.

The User Experience Rapid Development Kit contains the following tools:

  • Coded ADF page templates.
  • Coding tips from Oracle’s developers.
  • ADF screen overlays showing the use of components in the simplified UI.
  • An eBook on user experience (UX) design patterns and guidelines(right), and example wireframe stencils of page types and components in Microsoft Visio and Balsamiq Mockups formats.
  • Sample wireframe of a simplified UI page flow.

How would you like to get started?

Tell me more about the simplified user interface for Oracle Applications Cloud.

Show me demos of simplified UI in the Oracle Applications Cloud.

What’s coming next in the Oracle Applications Cloud user experience?

Start Designing and Building a Simplified User Interface

Learn more

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Sunday Aug 31, 2014

Simplified UI in Release 8

Succession PlansThe simplified user interface (UI), designed by the Oracle Applications User Experience team, extends its reach in the recent Oracle Applications Cloud Release 8 with user experience enhancements that include expanded simplicity, expanded visualizations and analytics, and expanded extensibility and customization options - all in the cloud.  Check the Voice of User Experience (VoX) blog for a look at some of the simplified UI user experience highlights.

New tools to help you tailor your applications.

Want to build or tailor your own application? You don't have to be a developer to use these tools. Check the Usable Apps website for new podcasts, presentations, UX design patterns, and success stories and leverage Oracle’s best practices from our newest releases. Our UX design patterns, in particular, will save you time and money while increasing your users’ productivity. If you're looking to speed up a customization project in PeopleSoft, go to the UX Direct blog for information about the PeopleSoft 8.53/9.2 prototyping tool kit that was just released. This tool kit provides user interface components in Microsoft PowerPoint format that you can use by simply dragging and dropping into your slides to create user interface designs for your application.

User Experience highlights in JD Edwards and E-Business Suite

Hear about the JD Edwards user experience from Gary Grieshaber, Senior Director, EnterpriseOne Product Strategy, in this video, which showcases today's user experience highlights in Oracle’s JD Edwards applications. Hear about the Oracle E-Business Suite user experience from Nadia Bendjedou, Senior Director, Oracle E-Business Suite Product Strategy, in this video, which showcases today's user experience highlights in Oracle’s E-Business Suite applications.

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Thursday Aug 28, 2014

Customer Experience & SOA Integration Demo

At our SOA Community Workspace ( SOA Community membership required) you details about a great customer experience demo using SOA Integration technology:

5Red_CX_Boxes2.pngWith this release the number of viewlets (video’s) has grown from 21 to 37. Each viewlet can be shown individually or in conjunction with any others and can show either technical feature or business centric demo’s.  There is a matrix of options for using the demos, to help you select relevant materials  there is a ScenarioMatrix.xls spreadsheet, you can filter on any of the columns to reduce to the viewlets that interest you.
In this release feature enhancements have been made to:

  • RightNow – New business scenario’s.
  • RTD – Integrated into several front-ends, Composite Pagelet for RightNow, plus back-end viewlets.
  • WC-Sites – updated with latest MyBank demo with SCV MyProfile.
  • SCVLite VirtualBox VM (due to be uploaded to retriever mid-may).
  • Retail Banking Client-OnBoarding viewlets.
  • Documentation on Design Pattern and SCV Service.
  • New MDM / EDQ scenario viewlet.
  • Improvements to ATG, eBS.

Want to learn more about the cool CX demo? Contact Vince Keehan | SC Manager UK E-Mail: vince.keehan@oracle.com

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Monday Jun 16, 2014

Did you miss the Amis Oracle UX event in the Netherlands? Here are the slides of the Amis UX Event

1956743_624738347594941_642387630_o[1]TELL US YOUR MOBILE STRATEGY: Take our survey on mobile use and mobile strategy for business. Check the Voice of User Experience, or VoX, blog to see how you can share your perspective  about mobile use with Oracle’s Applications User Experience team. Please complete the survey before March 28.

USER EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST ROLE: We now have a UX Guided Learning Path live on the Oracle Partner Network. Oracle has just created a new User Experience Specialist role for Oracle Cloud Partners to better enable them to sell the Oracle Applications Cloud.  It is composed of a guided learning path targeted at sales and pre-sales roles to learn about Oracle's investment in UX for cloud, and how to position the benefits.  The guided learning path and associated assessment is available online via OPN.
HARVARD TEAMS UP WITH UX DIRECT: Read about how OUAB member Harvard University uses UX Direct for their new PeopleSoft Campus Solutions  in this post on the VoX blog.  UX Direct helps partners and customers build in user experience best practices, using the same methods that the Oracle Applications User Experience team uses for Oracle software. Harvard is a member of the Oracle Usability Advisory Board (OUAB), which is also one of the Oracle Applications User Experience team’s programs.
DOING OUR HOMEWORK: Head to the Voice of User Experience, or VoX, blog for a post on how “New Oracle developers get a taste of Raspberry Pi.” By holding occasional hack days, Oracle’s own developers get a chance to play around with new, or new-to-them, technology and think about how to apply that technology to the business world and its users. Then check in at the AppsLab for a post on how some of the Oracle Applications User Experience developers applied Raspberry Pi for a project of their own in “New Robot Arm Hotness,” an example of how the innovation is always ongoing.
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY USER EXPERIENCE: Check the Usable Apps blog for a new post about a wearables jam held recently for developers on the Oracle Applications User Experience team, where participants took their cue from Mickey Mouse, in “Learning to Build a Wearables User Experience from Mickey Mouse." Hear more of the story (and check out author Ultan O’Broin’s fuzzy ears) in “It's Not How You Wink, It's How You Work,” on the User Assistance blog.
GAME-CHANGER FOR FINANCIALS DEPARTMENT: Oracle’s Ultan O’Broin takes a look at how Oracle Social Network can improve the user experience for financial applications users in “How to Chat Up an Accountant Safely: Social Networking in the Finance Department,” on the Usable Apps blog.

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Sunday Jan 12, 2014

Building great-looking, usable apps

Are you a business analyst or developer looking for an efficient and effective way to build in a better user experience as you tailor an application? These experts, who are from the Oracle Applications User Experience team or have been trained by them, offer tips on keeping your applications usable, so that your users can be more productive.

  • Ultan O’Broin, Director, Oracle Applications User Experience, talks about making great-looking applications with a productive user experience in an interview for the Oracle’s Latin America OTN Tour.
  • Lonneke Dikmans, Fusion UX Advocate, writes about building in user experience in her article in O Tech Magazine,  “Stop Generating your User Interface! Start designing IT!”.
  • Sten Vesterli, Fusion UX Advocate, writes about ADF in his post, “ADF Architecture Made Simple: Small, Medium, Large.”

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Friday Jul 19, 2013

BPM for Customer Experience screencast went live

Customer Experience + Social + Mobile + BPM – what is this hype? Watch our Youtube video to understand why BPM & SOA is the enabler for all of this new hypes!

“Customer Experience” assets as well as other valuable BPM resources:

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Friday Mar 22, 2013

Sticky Notes, Burritos, and Building the Oracle Fusion Applications User Experience & Oracle Fusion Applications: Customizing and Extending with Oracle Composers

Sticky Notes, Burritos, and Building the Oracle Fusion Applications User Experience
Sticky notes are still a powerful reminder, even in the mobile apps age.Misha Vaughan, of the Oracle Applications User Experience team, explains how observing even little things makes for building a great application user experience (UX). Read the Usable Apps blog to find out more about what those small details could be, and how that has shaped Oracle Fusion Applications.

Oracle Fusion Applications: Customizing and Extending with Oracle Composers: This presentation, which is only for existing Oracle customers, is now available. Oracle Applications User Experience team members Killian Evers and Kristin Desmond prepared the presentation for PeopleConnect. It is available at the following URLs: Streaming recording & Download recording & the presentation (pdf) is available here.

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