Monday Dec 08, 2014

ADF Devs: Your Maximum Mobile ERPness Is Here

I recently received a question from a boutique Oracle ADF development shop on the other side of the equator about how they could get started taking their ERP mobile apps' UI to the latest and greatest.

Oracle Alta UI: A modern mobile and browser application design system

Oracle Alta UI: A modern mobile and browser application design system.

No problem! Here's how: Check out the Oracle Alta UI website from the Oracle ADF team. It's a great developer solution for design and building of modern UIs on smartphone and tablet using ADF.

And, for support, leverage the ADF EMG forum, another community-based resource that shares awesome developer insights into productively building mobile apps for the enterprise.

Happy ERPing!

Tuesday Nov 25, 2014

Back to Basics. Helping You Phrase that Alta UI versus UX Question

I often get questions about the difference between UI (user interface) and UX (user experience). This video explains it:

Check it out. It's particularly important you understand the difference so that you can correctly frame any questions you have about the look and feel of a UI, skinning, using settings to change the themes of a simplified UI in the Oracle Applications Cloud, or about the Oracle Alta UI.

Difference between UI and UX. UX is more than flat icons and a new CSS

The difference between UI and UX is also the reason we don't include visual design as part of our wildly popular wireframing enablement.

Tuesday Jul 31, 2012

Manchester Mini Maker Faire

Attended the Manchester Mini Maker Faire last weekend (28 and 28-July-2012). It was fun! My first time in Manchester too, and what a great location for the event: the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). I will definitely be back. Soon.

Learning to solder at the Manchester Mini Maker Faire

Learning to solder at the Manchester Mini Maker Faire

I didn't present or demonstrate at the event this time, my justification for attendance being research into the maker community and how we could reach out to individual, younger, and more innovative makers, as well as understanding their needs and wants.

From the UX tech perspective, I see the Maker Faire crowd as a ripe resource for usability research into younger users and learners, and fitting in somewhere into the Oracle Applications User Experience simplification roadmap. We should look closely at three Maker Faire fave technologies in particular, and how they could be used in the enterprise space to solve real business problems:

Even small devices and apps, as I was reminded by a MOSI exhibit, offer tremendous scope of use and lots of power to users of all sortd, depending on the context of use.

Comparing the power for today's tablets with the behemot computers of yore

Comparing the power for today's tablets with the behemot computers of yore.

This is fast moving space, exploding with creativity, and we need to keep current. Stay tuned.

I encourage you to attend the next Manchester Mini Maker Faire and watch, learn, and make too with some very interesting, varied, and helpful people.

You can find more reporting and thoughts about the Manchester Mini Maker Faire, including pictures, in my Twitter stream.

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Oracle applications user experience (UX) assistance. UX and development outreach of all sorts to the apps dev community, helping to design and deliver usable apps in the cloud.

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Ultan Ó Broin. Director, Global Applications User Experience, Oracle Corporation. On Twitter: @ultan

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Interests: User experience (UX), user centered design, design patterns, tailoring, BYOD, dev relations, language quality, mobile apps, Oracle FMW and ADF, and a lot more.

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