It’s difficult to make a link post seem interesting. Anyway, I have some nuggets from the Applications User Experience desk plus bonus robot video because it’s Tuesday.
Back to Basics. Helping You Phrase that Alta UI versus UX Question
Always entertaining bloke and longtime Friend of the ‘Lab, Ultan (@ultan) answers a question we get a lot, what’s the difference between UI and UX?
From Coffee Table to Cloud at a Glance: Free (more...)
As a team-building activity for our newly merged team of research, design and development, someone, who probably wishes to remain nameless, organized a glass mosaic and welding extravaganza at The Crucible in Oakland.
We split into two teams, one MIG welding, the other glass breaking, and here’s the result.
Original image, glass before firing.
Finished product, including frame.
All-in-all an interesting and entertaining activity. Good times were had by all, and no one was cut (more...)
Editor’s note: Here’s a repost of a wonderful write-up of an event we did a couple weeks ago, courtesy of Friend of the ‘Lab Karen Scipi (@KarenScipi).
What Karen doesn’t mention is that she organized, managed and ran the event herself. Additional props to Ultan (@ultan) on the idea side, including the naming, Sandra Lee (@SandraLee0415) on the execution side and to Misha (@mishavaughan) for seeing the value. (more...)
There’s a post over on VoX about a OAUX new lab at Oracle HQ, the Cloud UX Lab.
Jeremy Ashley, VP, in the new lab, image used with permission.
Finished just before OOW in September, this lab is a showcase for OAUX projects, including a few of ours.
The lab reminds me of a spacecraft from the distant future, the medical bay or the flight deck. It’s a very cool place, directly inspired and executed by (more...)
Jawbone announced the Up3 today, reportedly its most advanced fitness tracker to date.
As with all fitness trackers, the Up3 has an accelerometer, but it also has sensors for measuring skin and ambient temperature, as well as something called bioimpedence. As these data collected by the Up3 are used by a new feature called Smart Coach.
You can imagine what the Smart Coach does. It sounds like a cool, possibly creepy, feature.
This post is (more...)
If you’ve read here for more than a hot minute, you’ll know that I love me some data visualization.
This love affair dates back to when Paul (@ppedrazzi) pointed me to Hans Rosling’s (@hansrosling) first TED talk. I’m sure Hans has inspired an enormous city of people by now, judging by the 8 million plus views his TED talk has garnered. Sure, those aren’t unique view, but even so.
There’s an interesting (more...)
Cheesy title aside, the AppsLab (@theappslab) is growing again, and this time, we’re branching out into new territory.
As part of the Oracle Applications User Experience (@usableapps) team, we regularly work with interaction designers, information architects and researchers, all of whom are pivotal to ensuring that what we build is what users want.
Makes sense, right?
So, we’re joining forces with the Emerging Interactions team within OAUX to formalize a (more...)
Last week at OpenWorld, a few of our projects were featured in Steve Miranda’s (@stevenrmiranda) keynote session.
Jeremy (@jrwashley) tweeted the evidence.
Debra (@debralilley) noticed too. I wasn’t able to attend the keynote, so I found out thanks to the Usable Apps (@usableapps) Storify, which chronicled “Our OpenWorld 2014 Journey.”
And today, I finally got to see the video, produced by Friend of the (more...)
This time next week, we’ll be in the thick of the Oracle super-conference, the combination of Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne.
This year, our team and our larger organization, Oracle Applications User Experience, will have precisely a metric ton of activities during the week.
For the first time, our team will be doing stuff at JavaOne too. Anthony (@anthonyslai) will be talking about the IFTTPi workshop we built for the Java team for MakerFaire back in May (more...)