I recently met up with David Craig (@davidhcraig) of Dublin Design Studio, the main man behind the Scriba stylus in the CHQ Building in Dublin for a chat about the Scriba (@getscriba) user experience (UX), innovation in Ireland, and other interests in common (turns out he’s a serious triathlete). Disclosure: I am a backer of Scriba on Kickstarter.
IMHO, the term “iPen” might soon (at time of writing) (more...)
The Year of Data continues for me, and yesterday, I finished a four-week relationship with the Garmin Vivosmart.
I use relationship purposefully here because if you use a wearable to track fitness and sleep, you’re wearing it a lot, and it actually becomes a little friend (or enemy) that’s almost always with you. Wearables are very personal devices.
If you’re scoring at home, 2015 has gone thusly for me:
A few nights ago a Domino’s Pizza commercial got my attention. It is called “Sarah Loves Emoji.”
At the end the fictional character Sarah finishes by simply saying “only Domino’s gets me.” The idea of texting an emoji, tweeting, using a Smart TV, or a smartwatch to automagically order pizza fascinates me. What Domino’s is attempting to do here is to reduce user friction, which is defined as anything that prevents a user from (more...)
In that article I suggested to create a set of properties with the actual working values on project level to be refered in the endpoint urls (hostname:port
This article is nice companion piece to our strategic approach to emerging technologies and how we apply the “Glance, Scan, Commit” design philosophy to our work.
I’m honored to be quoted in the article and proud to see our little team getting this level of recognition.
If you (more...)
Behind the Oracle user experience goals of designing for simplicity, mobility, and extensibility is a core design philosophy guiding the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team’s work in emerging technologies: “Glance, Scan, Commit.”
It nicely boils down a mountain of research and a design experience that shapes the concepts you can see from us.
The philosophy of “Glance, Scan, Commit” permeates all of our work in the Oracle Applications Cloud user (more...)
Yesterday I received an Amazon Dash for ordering IZZE juice.
I think it is a great device, not that I would order tons of IZZE from Amazon, but at $5 it has wifi module + a micro controller + a LED light + a battery + nice enclosure, and it’s usually in deep sleep which means the device can last for years. That’s a bargain – a similar device would cost $20 – $40, at (more...)
We are always on the hunt for interesting new uses of the Apple Watch, so when my colleague Ben Bendig alerted me to AstroPad’s new iPhone/Apple Watch app, I downloaded it immediately.
The app, AstroPad Mini, is intended to let you use your iPhone as a graphics tablet and controls Photoshop nicely right out of the box. But it will work with any Mac app; it lets you map any area of your (more...)
The Intel Compute Stick provides a full desktop experience in an ultra-portable HDMI dongle form factor. It’s like Google Chromecast, but an entire PC instead of just a web browser. I tested both the $150 Windows 8 version and the new $110 Ubuntu version.
TAP TAP TAP. IS THIS THING ON?
The HDMI end goes into a display, the power goes into an outlet, (more...)
If not, here’s a recap of some of the tinkering going on in OAUX Emerging Technologies land.
If you read here, you’ll recall that Noel (@noelportugal) and I have been supporters of the Raspberry Pi for a long time, Noel on the build side, many, many times, me on the talking-about-how-cool-and-useful-it-is side.
And we’ve been spreading the love through internal hackdays and lots of projects.
So, yeah, we love us some Raspi.
The little guy has become our go-to choice to power all our Internet of Things (IoT) projects.
Here’s the first of many OpenWorld-related posts, this one cross-posted from our colleagues and friends at VoX, the Voice of Experience for Oracle Cloud Applications. Enjoy.
Are you all set for Oracle OpenWorld 2015 (@oracleopenworld)? Even if you think you’re already booked for the event, you’ll want to squeeze in a chance to experience the future of the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) — and maybe even make a few UX buddies along the (more...)
Op donderdagavond 27 augustus organiseert AMIS een SIG (Special Interest Group) Architectuur. De SIGs worden voor en door eigen medewerkers georganiseerd. Sommige SIGs zijn ook open voor externen. Wil jij graag bij deze SIG Architectuur aanwezig zijn? Stuur dan een mail naar firstname.lastname@example.org en laat ons weten waarom je erbij wilt zijn en wat je huidige functie is.
In deze SIG willen we een aantal applicatie architectuur templates voor verschillende situaties/uitdagingen bedenken. (more...)
A couple months a go IFTTT added a much needed feature: A custom channel for generic urls. They called it the Maker Channel. If you noticed my previous post, I used it to power an IoT Staples Easy Button.
At a closer look this is a very powerful feature. Now you can basically make and receive web requests (webhooks) from any possible connected device to any accessible web service (API, public server, etc..) It is (more...)
A client of mine was busy correcting one of his development streets and therefore the NLS charactersets of about 10 220.127.116.11 EE databases had to be changed.
Most of the databases were originally configured with WE8ISO8859P15, others with WE8ISO8859P1 and all of them had to get WE8MSWIN1252. Some of them were single instances (export, development and test), some RAC (acceptance) and some of them were RAC plus Dataguard (production, for the procedure (more...)