Applications User Experience Wants You . . .

August 15th, 2007 17 Comments

For a “new web” focus group. Apps UX as we fondly call them internally, is a team shepherded by Jeremy Ashley, focused on making our Applications better.

They are looking for Oracle employees and non-employees with experience and zest for new web. From the blurb they sent me:

“The Applications User Experience Group at Oracle is currently looking for any employees and managers who are familiar with website tags and news feeds (either personalized portals or RSS/Atom feed readers) to participate in upcoming focus groups and provide opinions on some early design ideas that incorporate tagging and news feeds into enterprise software. This is an opportunity to be involved and provide feedback early on in the development of our products.”

Oh yeah, almost forgot, “Your time and participation will be compensated”. Read on for details.

Here are the nuts and bolts:
Activity Details

We are conducting focus groups to find out about users’ experience with Web 2.0 interaction paradigms, especially tagging and RSS/Atom subscription. Participants will discuss websites they use that have these features, then participants will discuss how the features may be applied to their work. Three focus groups will be conducted onsite at our office in Redwood Shores, CA. Your time and participation will be compensated. The 2 hour sessions will be held on:

  1. Employee role (internal Oracle employees only) – Wednesday, August 22, 2007 @ 12:00 noon. Lunch will be served.
  2. Employee role (enterprise software users) – Tuesday, August 21, 2007 @ 6:00 PM. A light dinner will be served.
  3. Manager role (enterprise software users) -Thursday, August 23, 2007 @ 6:00 PM. A light dinner will be served.

To qualify for the focus group each participant (employee or manager) should meet the following criteria:

If you are an Oracle employee interested in participating, please fill out the information on this page.

If you are an enterprise software user interested in participating, please respond immediately to gozel dot aamoth at oracle dot com with the following info:

Please specify whether you are a manager (manage a team of at least 2 direct reports).


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17 Responses to “Applications User Experience Wants You . . .”

  1. dahowlett Says:

    Hey Jake – what happened to webforms? (Just teasing). Great to see you guys running like crazy to make all this stuff relevant to customers of all types – internal and external. Following all this with interest.

  2. Dennis Howlett Says:

    Hey Jake – what happened to webforms? (Just teasing). Great to see you guys running like crazy to make all this stuff relevant to customers of all types – internal and external. Following all this with interest.

  3. Jake Says:

    Dennis: Can you make it? A light dinner perhaps before you fly back to Spain. Jake

  4. Jake Says:

    Dennis: Can you make it? A light dinner perhaps before you fly back to Spain. Jake

  5. dahowlett Says:

    Thanks for the invite Jake but I’m not planning to be in the US before mid-Sept.

  6. Dennis Howlett Says:

    Thanks for the invite Jake but I’m not planning to be in the US before mid-Sept.

  7. Jake Says:

    Can you bounce the idea off the Irregulars?

  8. Jake Says:

    Can you bounce the idea off the Irregulars?

  9. Steve Says:

    As its web 2.0/3.0 perhaps you could complement these sessions with some online coffee break sessions using webconferencing for those of us outside the US?

  10. Steve Says:

    As its web 2.0/3.0 perhaps you could complement these sessions with some online coffee break sessions using webconferencing for those of us outside the US?

  11. Jake Says:

    Steve: I will ask the Apps UX team what they think. Jake

  12. Jake Says:

    Steve: I will ask the Apps UX team what they think. Jake

  13. Paul Says:

    Yes, definitely vote for some global participation Jake!

  14. Paul Says:

    Yes, definitely vote for some global participation Jake!

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