WEARABLES: We’ve seen terrific traffic across the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) social media channels whenever we write about wearables and emerging technology. And we’re really interested in wearables from both a personal point of view and as a subject of our research around the evolution of the Oracle user experience. So it should come as no surprise that Jeremy Ashley, our Group Vice President, has a perspective on the Apple Watch, and has been test-driving it for the past several months. Read about his relationship with the “iWatch,” and other wearables, in “Apple Watch Impressions with Jeremy Ashley: Time for the Best User Experience in the Enterprise Cloud” on the Usable Apps blog. Don’t forget to read the first post in the series too, “A Glance at Smartwatches in the Enterprise: A Moment in Time Experience.”
DEVELOPMENT NEWS: The OAUX team has created a new guided learning path, available now on the Oracle Partner Network. The new Extensibility Specialist role teaches partners about key tools that help you package, preview, and publish customizations safely without affecting users. Understand how the simplified UI improves cloud extensibility while preserving the user experience. More tools for Oracle partners are also available on the Usable Apps website’s “For Partners” page.
Julian Orr from the OAUX Communications & Outreach team delivers a Two-Minute Tech Tip video via OTNArchBeat. Hear Julian describe key steps you can take in your PaaS4SaaS project to ensure that you're not just building the thing right, but that you're building the right thing. For a killer video to watch with this one, visit the User Experience Assistance blog.
Ultan O’Broin, also from the OAUX Communications & Outreach team, delivered a Two-Minute Tech Tip via OTNArchBeat on the Internet of things and APIs UX development productivity. Need a little more context? You can get it from the User Experience Assistance blog post, “Your First KiSS: Learning 2 ♥ #IoT UX with APIs.”
Check out what’s new in the upcoming Oracle Applications Cloud Release 10. This content includes a summary-level description of each new feature and product. You can also review expanded discussions of each new feature and product, including capability overviews, business benefits, setup considerations, usage tips, and more. The OAUX team crafted the user experience and extensibility messaging for the RCD document for release 10. From the Cloud Site, click on Resources > Release Readiness to access the Release Readiness page.
ON THE WEB: Oracle partner eProseed writes about using Oracle user experience design philosophies and patterns in “How we design usable Oracle applications that please users and customers.” Read this post for a great explanation of the glance, scan, commit design philosophy that we use at Oracle in designing the cloud applications user experience.
For a preview of the Oracle HCM Cloud user experience in Release 10, read “Oracle HCM Cloud Enhancements Empower Digital Workforce,” from MarketWatch. They write, "Part of Oracle Applications Cloud Release 10, the latest release of Oracle HCM Cloud, helps organizations support an increasingly global and digital workforce through a number of new and enhanced solutions including: work-life, workforce optimization, position management, performance management, and robust analytics, all powered by an engaging and modern user experience."
MEET US AT ORACLE OPENWORLD 2015: The OAUX team is beginning to populate the Usable Apps Events page for Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Please check it out to see where you can meet up with us, and keep checking back! We will continue to make updates until the conference arrives.
Hunting for IoT tidbits at ODTUG
The Oracle AppsLab team wanted to find a user-friendly way to start a conversation with the ODTUG membership about this whole Internet of Things (IoT) thing. The first-ever Kscope scavenger hunt in Florida recently was the perfect way for conference attendees to start dipping their toes into an emerging technology that is shaping up to be a major focus area for Oracle.
Participants in the hunt, which was designed to allow attendees to experience all of the best parts of the conference, had to solve developer challenges, interface with Raspberry Pis, attend various events, and interact with other attendees and Kscope celebrities. About 10-20 dedicated players made the game fun to watch -- competing fiercely for the top spots, trolling each other on Twitter, and putting off completing tasks to allow them to crush the fleeting hopes of other players. Read more about the game and the conference as a whole.
Group Vice President Jeremy Ashley and Emerging Technology team member Noel Portugal also led a spirited presentation and discussion surrounding IoT, tying it not only to the Kscope scavenger hunt but also to current innovations and consumer trends. In addition, the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team showed Oracle Applications Cloud and design-pattern demos at the Oracle demo grounds.
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