Building Fusion Apps UI Integrations with UX Patterns and Guidelines

Oracle has a powerful partner ecosystem that offers many value-add solutions for our applications. To get the most of integrating these solutions with Fusion applications, developers need to go beyond functionality and provide a great UX too. The basis of this a consistent elegant navigation and task completion user interface (more...)

Unsaved Changes: Oracle ADF Functional Patterns and Best Practices Shout-out

One UX question that seems comes up now and then with ADF apps is how to handle when users navigate away from an application page that has unsaved or uncommitted changes on it. This might happen when users decide to navigate to another location to look something up without opening (more...)

UX Design Pattern Spotting with Fusion Mobile Expenses

One of the great things about demoing cool stuff is that as you explore further you find - guess what - even more cool stuff! I was showing off the Fusion Mobile Expenses app live recently and explaining how our UX Design Patterns make for developer productivity and satisfied users. (more...)

Shout-outs for Oracle UX Design Patterns Blogs

Here's three blog posts about publicly-available Oracle UX design patterns that explain why customers and partners are taking to them to build modern enterprise apps' UIs just as Oracle has. Not only can their developers be productive by using these reusable common solutions to usability headscratchers with the Oracle toolkit (more...)

If Leonardo Did UX: Great SXSWi Insight on Sketching

No, not DiCaprio, the other one: Leonardo da Vinci. Just love this Slideshared preso and audio called Design Like Da Vinci by Brian K. Sullivan (@BrianKSullivan), delivered at SXSWi 2013.



Oracle Apps UX uses Leonardo and his sketching methodology as an example in our wireframing outreach to customers and partners too, but the SXSWi delivery is really something special. Check out what Brian has to say about how to ideate and sketch, on getting buy-in, and deal with office politics along the way too. Great tips!

What we can learn from Leonardo is easily applicable to the UX design process and how we sketch out wireframes. You can see how. You can only be astounded by the sheer volume, quality and range of sketching that the master did, and why.

Don’t Sweat Them UIs: Cloud Makes Them All Part of the Service

For me, one of the most powerful UX pivot points that Cloud offers designers is to build contextual solutions, reflecting how user roles, tasks, goals, environments, and devices--the context of use, if you like--can vary.

Think about how you might use LinkedIn, for example. A power update to your LinkedIn (more...)

Lightweight Simplicity Gets You Hooked: Fishing and Fusion

I’m a fishing nut. Started in the mid-70s using very light tackle, I immediately caught lots of fish from the rocks at the end of my street in Dublin. I’ve been hooked ever since, and fished all over the world, and bought far more angling equipment than I needed or (more...)

Showtime! FUSE and Friends at OBUG Connect 2013

Just back from Oracle Benelux User Group's (OBUG) Connect 2013 where, together with Jeffrey Pease, Oracle Applications Labs VP, we demoed “FUSE”. FUSE is an internal name really, one that got away and has stuck; but make no mistake, it was Oracle Fusion Applications that we showed!

FUSE (more...)

How to Develop Great Oracle Applications User Experiences with Design Patterns

Enterprise application software development is all about being smart with architecture and methodology as well as knowing your code. Best practices such as using software design patterns for the abstraction of UI from logic (for example, the object oriented Abstract Factory and Decorator design patterns) are great reusable solutions and (more...)

Siebel Open UI on Full throttle with Uma Welingkar: Free, Shared UX Info

By Misha Vaughan, Oracle Applications User Experience

The Siebel team has been hard at work delivering a platform for Siebel customers to tailor their end users’ applications experience. To this end, the team just posted a bunch of super-helpful training documents, for free, for any Siebel Tools user.

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Oracle Endeca User Experience: From Putting the E in E-Commerce to Magical Information Discovery

"Beer." Mark Burrell, Director of User Experience for Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, tells me the apocryphal story of the technology’s origins. “Some Princeton friends were struggling to find a commemorative beer on eBay. They concluded that humans should be able to easily find their way around messy, dynamic information." Using facets (or attributes) to navigate through self-describing, unstructured data, ones that could relate to each other, was the answer:

"Say you’re on a home repairs web site, searching for a washer. Endeca facets would let you discover if it is in appliances, in dishwashers, to (more...)