Wireframing an Oracle ADF Mobile app with style in Mexico. That Usable Apps UX workshop is worldwide (Amsterdam, Chicago, Dubai, London, Mexico, Reston, and not just Silicon Valley…). Find out more and how to join in at www.oracle.com/usableapps and blogs.oracle.com/VOX. And follow along on Twitter: @usableapps
Robert Scoble (@scobleizer) told a Google Developer Group meetup recently about how the Ritz-Carlton Hotel near his home in Half Moon Bay, California offers a superb experience for guests by knowing more about them.
Years ago, such knowledge was mined from wastebaskets in guests’ rooms after they’d checked out. The evidence was matched with guest records. Next time they checked in, guests would be astounded to find their favorite candy bar already (more...)
Cards; a familiar, enduring and powerful paradigm in user experience. Card sorting exercises are widely used during design, and the use of cards in UIs is everywhere. Cards are a great way to organize information, chunk it up logically, and be a springboard for users to glance at the essence of information and visualizations, and then swipe from or flip over to get to more. Cards, tiles, bundles, infolets. Users ‘get’ (more...)
A very successful Oracle UX wearables design jam was held in Oracle HQ, run by myself on the day. Lots of energy and creativity involved.
New hires and older hires alike, all genders, all ages, from across the globe and domain heard about wearables design fundamentals, saw Google Glass and Pebble smart watch demos, and then used their provided toolkit (see below) to design an enterprise solution for VP-level review. Cool event, fun, and (more...)
Love this Oracle Usable Apps contribution by co-worker Karen Scipi, called “Designing the Language Experience of the User Interface”. Karen makes some great points about how the choice of language in the UI needs to reflect the demands of consumerized technology and simplicity in the enterprise.
Word choice can have a major impact. Take a look at the following screen from the Oracle HCM Cloud Release 7. It shows a simplified UI (more...)
If you can guess the PL/SQL statements used by transactions or the names of your database’s columns by looking at the labels on input fields or action buttons in an application’s UI, then consider yourself enlightened. You’re ready to improve the user experience.
Take a look at the UI (more...)
Oracle’s Google Glass Explorers have been traveling far and wide, and this Usable Apps blog “Heads Up on Displays: Exploring Google Glass Globally" explores the reactions of those around them in China, Ireland (more...)
If you’re a customer, or a partner building integrations for the Oracle Sales Cloud user or other applications, and have mobile users looking to make the most of their smart phone features to be productive with tasks, then check out the Usable Apps blog on Design Guidance for voice applications: (more...)
Optimized UIs, same data, different context. Essence of UX in the cloud. Wearables no different. Runkeeper shown on Pebble watch and Android Samsung SIII.
Interesting perspective! Sten writes:
"I was just walking out of Security at London Heathrow and passed a small kiosk with the question “What was your experience at Security today?” and four buttons with various smileys. No travelers pressed any buttons, but passing (more...)
Another example of how different from UK and Ireland Californian (U.S.?) road markings are. The U.S. ones are written in the opposite order to across and the pond. The example here from San Francisco’s Market St are read from bottom to top, instead of top to to (more...)
Upside down road markings? Or not. Inverse of UK and Ireland seen on Market St San Francisco. Readability wise forces drivers to look up oncoming so safer IMO. Localize that!
Very impressed to see how Oracle partners at the Oracle ADF, Oracle Applications User Experience, and Oracle PartnerNetwork’s UK workshop for building great-looking usable apps were able to leverage some great insight and innovative design features from cool apps we already at our fingertips.
One such app is the taxi (more...)