By Ultan O'Broin-Oracle on Jun 22, 2012
We've announced the availability of the Oracle Fusion Applications user experience design patterns. Developers can get going on these using the Design Filter Tool (or DeFT) to select the best pattern for the context of use.
As you drill into the patterns you will discover more guidelines from the Applications User Experience team and some from the Rich Client User Interface team too that are also leveraged in Fusion Apps. All are based on the Oracle Application Development Framework components.
To accelerate your Fusion apps development and tailoring, here's some inside insight into the really important patterns and guidelines that every apps developer needs to know about. They start at a broad Fusion Apps information architecture level and then become more granular at the page and task levels.
Information Architecture: These guidelines explain how the basic construction of an Oracle Fusion application user interface, enabling you to understand where your new components and changes fit into the overall application's information architecture. So, begin with the UI Shell and Navigation guidelines, and then move on to page-level design using the Work Areas and Dashboards guidelines.
Page Content: These patterns and guidelines cover the most common interactions that are used to complete tasks productively, starting with core interactions that are generally common across all pages, and then moving onto the more task-specific ones.
Core Across All Pages
- Icons Guideline
- Page Actions Guideline
- Save Model Guideline
- Messages Pattern Set
- Embedded Help Pattern Set
- Add Existing Object Pattern Set
- Browse Pattern Set
- Create Pattern Set
- Detail on Demand Pattern Set
- Editing Objects Pattern Set
- Guided Processes Pattern Set
- Hierarchies Pattern Set
- Information Entry Forms Pattern Set
- Record Navigation Pattern Set
- Transactional Search and Results Pattern Group
Now, armed with all this great insider design information, get developing some great-looking, highly usable apps! Let me know in the comments how things go!