Here's a free "how to" guide from Oracle Applications User Experience published on OTN that will excite help designers, developers, and project managers and get them building great tablet solutions using enterprise methodology perspectives. So, if you're embarking on a tablet application design project, then start here first with the (more...)
Understanding what user experience means in the modern work environment is central to building great-looking usable applications on the desktop or mobile devices. What better place to start a series of blog posts on such Applications User Experience team enablement for customers and partners than by sharing what the term (more...)
Yes! The Oracle Endeca User Interface Design Pattern Library is now available for all fans of great UI design solutions for search, discovery, and navigation! The patterns explain and show some great UI realizations and include consumer world examples we can relate to. Thanks to the Oracle Endeca team and Applications UX who worked closely together to bring this great user experience resource back out to customers and partners who want to build cutting edge apps, sites, and integrations.
Some great insights into how these UI design patterns can bring magical information discovery and more to users, as well as what makes Endeca people tick, are available from the Usable Apps blog Oracle Endeca User Experience: From Putting the E in E-Commerce to Magical Information Discovery.
I love that software architecture phrase loose coupling. There’s even a whole book about it. And, if you’re involved in enterprise methodology you’ll know just know important loose coupling is to the smart development of applications integrations too.
Whether you are integrating offerings from the Oracle partner ecosystem with Fusion (more...)
What makes for a great, compelling and modern user experience? Context. Context of use, context of device, context of task, all revolving around a source of truth in the cloud: that customer, that employee, that sale, that general ledger. And what makes for a great translation (or localization as the (more...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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.
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...)
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...)
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...)
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.
"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...)