OTN article: Speedy Perception trumps Speed Reception – on Smart Asynchronous Interactions in multi layered architectures
The Oracle Technology Network has just published my article on asynchronous interactions used in multi-layered architectures to free up resources and create at least the perception of speedy processing. This article describes how, by leveraging opportunities for asynchronous processing, at least the perceived responsiveness of our systems is likely to improve. Frequently, the actual scalability is also enhanced by making much better use of the parallel processing power of today’s CPUs and virtual machines and (more...)
The March - April 2014 issue of Oracle Magazine is now available. Learn about updates to engineered systems, features of Oracle Database 12c and more.
The Google Glass Ethnography continues, worldwide. I did not experience any negative reactions.
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
After years of hounding from me, Noel (@noelportugal) made the jump to Android usage and development about a year ago. He started with a Nexus 7, the first generation one, but it wasn’t until he got a phone, the Moto X, that the transformation was complete.
So now, Noel is mixed ecosystem guy.
We’ve had Chromecasts since they were announced last year (they’re awesome), and with the recent release of the (more...)
Editor’s note: Another cross-post from VoX, this one from Julian Orr. User experience works best when you understand your users. So, help us understand you and your mobile strategy by completing this painless and fun questionnaire.
What is your perspective on enterprise mobility? Tell us!
By Julian Orr, Oracle Applications User Experience
Is there a certain device capability, such as the ability to capture mobile signatures or remotely wipe a device, that is so (more...)
About a month ago, I walked off a plane into the terminal at SJC. As I hiked that long walk to the exit, I heard a familiar and annoying sound, the Emergency Alert System sound.
The sound was muffled, and it took me a few more steps to realize it was my own phone bleating in my pocket. Somewhat embarrassed, I took it out and quickly dismissed the alert, which happened to be an AMBER (more...)
The CEO's Perfect Storm: Demographics, Data and Devices Change Everything
Read Mark Hurd's views on the drastic changes we will see in the workplace in the next 5 to 10 years.
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...)
Ellison Honors Steve Jobs at Business Hall of Fame
This is very different than my usual technical posts, but I think it is very worthwhile. Be sure to watch the embedded video in the article to hear Larry give a touching tribute to his friend, Steve Jobs.
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...)
Editor’s note: Here’s a cross-post from VoX by Friend of the ‘Lab, Kathy Miedema, about a Raspberry Pi Hackday Noel (@noelportugal) organized and ran a couple weeks ago. The basic idea was to get developers up and running on the Pi quickly and have some fun.
New Oracle developers get a taste of Raspberry Pi
By Kathy Miedema, Oracle Applications User Experience
There is a team within the Oracle Applications User Experience (more...)
The background: earlier this week my own laptop broke down. So I had to borrow a laptop, what fortunately I could borrow from one of the presenters (thanks Guido). The thing is, though, that it runs on Ubuntu 12, so I ran my VM in VirtualBox 4.3 on Ubunty. Now actually that (more...)