I’ll be at Collaborate 13 this year. If you read here, you probably know what Collaborate is, but just in case, it’s a mega-conference co-organized by three Oracle users groups, the OAUG (@oaug1), IOUG (@ioug) and Quest (@questusergroup).
If you’re not into acronyms, that’s Oracle Applications Users Group and International Oracle Users Group. Oh, and Quest is the international users group for PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Oracle Utilities users.
The show rotates between cities and is back in Denver this year. My first Collaborate was in Denver, back in 2008, and this time I made sure to stay closer to the conference center.
Unlike last year, I have no official duties, but I’ll be busy chatting about Applications User Experience and my super-secret stealth projects and observing Misha (@mishavaughan) and the outreach team do their thing, including:
Onsite Usability Lab: Participate in a user feedback session
Oracle customers and partners are invited to participate in a usability feedback session, where we will test new interfaces and features for the Oracle Fusion Applications HCM entry experience and work flows that have been gamified; Fusion Applications Help; the entry experience for Fusion Applications Financial Reporting; Oracle Social Network; and Oracle E-Business Suite user experience and interactions. Get a peek at Oracle’s next-generation enterprise application designs and learn about Oracle’s pioneering user-centered design process. Your feedback will help Oracle develop unbeatable products and solutions.
Who can participate? Employees, functional subject matter experts, managers, directors, VPs, Fusion Early Adopters, Fusion Applications implementers, IT consultants, partners and more.
When and where? Sessions will be scheduled on Tuesday, April 9th, and Wednesday, April 10th, at the Hyatt Regency Denver Hotel in Denver, Colorado. You may sign up to participate in a one-on-one session or a brainstorming group activity.
How do I sign up? If you are interested in participating or would like to recommend your colleagues, send an email to gozel.aamoth at oracle.com.
Demo Station: The new entry experience for Oracle Fusion Applications, mobile, design patterns, and eye-tracking
Are you looking for a simple, current, and productive way for your users to perform key, quick-entry tasks while still having direct access to the full Oracle Fusion Applications functionality? Stop by the Oracle Applications User Experience demo station at COLLABORATE 2013 and discover the new entry experience for Oracle Fusion Applications.
The Applications User Experience team will also show the latest design concepts for mobile enterprise applications on different mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Having the right mobile applications for your workforce enhances productivity, efficiency, and employee morale and satisfaction. Discuss the similarities, differences, advantages, and challenges of the mobile platform. Chat with us about how these applications and prototypes meet your needs.
Our team also wants to show you how using both enterprise and mobile design patterns in your customizations can extend the value of your applications, while also promoting standardization and consistency.
And, get a look at the cutting-edge tools in Oracle’s arsenal of usability evaluation methods, such as eye-tracking. Recording users’ visual attention with eye-tracking methods can help inform the visibility, understandability, and navigation of page elements. Discuss with us how metrics are defined, and how design implications are made.
If you’re going to the show, check out all the AUX activities and plan accordingly.
My old pals from WebCenter will be at the show too, so make sure to check out their activities too. Collaborate has something for everyone.
Hit me up in the comments, on Twitter (@jkuramot) or by email if you want to hang out at the show.