In September 2014, Oracle Applications User Experience (@usableapps) opened a brand new lab that showcases Oracle’s Cloud Applications, specifically the many innovations that our organization has made to and around Cloud Applications in the past handful of year.
We call it the Cloud User Experience Lab, or affectionately, the Cloud Lab.
Our team has several projects featured in the Cloud Lab, and many of our team members have presented our work to customers, prospects, partners, analysts, internal groups, press, media and even schools and Girl and Boy Scout troops.
In 2015, the Cloud Lab hosted more than 200 such tours, actually quite a bit more, but I don’t have the exact number in front of me.
Beyond the numbers, Jeremy (@jrwashely), our group vice president, has been asked to replicate the Cloud Lab in other places, on the HQ campus and abroad at other Oracle campuses.
People really like it.
In October 2015, we opened an adjoining space to the Cloud Lab that extends the experience to include more hands-on projects. We call this new lab, the Gadget Lab, and it features many more of our projects, including several you’ve seen here.
In the Gadget Lab, we’re hoping to get people excited about the possible and give them a glimpse of what our team does because saying “we focus on emerging technologies” isn’t nearly as descriptive as showing our work.
So, the next time you’re at Oracle HQ, sign up for a tour of the Cloud and Gadget Labs and let us know what you think.