OAUX Emerging Technologies in Profit Magazine

Published on September 1st, 2015 Leave a Comment

The August 2015 edition of Profit Magazine (@OracleProfit) includes a nice piece called “The Explorers” highlighting the work of our team and that of JD Edwards Labs. 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 […]

Emerging Technologies and the ‘Glance, Scan, Commit’ Design Philosophy

Published on August 31st, 2015 Leave a Comment

Cross-posted from VoX. 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 […]

Summer Projects and a Celebration

Published on August 27th, 2015 Leave a Comment

If you follow us on Twitter (@theappslab) or on Facebook, you’ve seen some of the Summer projects coming together. If not, here’s a recap of some of the tinkering going on in OAUX Emerging Technologies land. Mark (@mvilrokx) caught the IoT bug from Noel (@noelportugal), and he’s been busy destroying and rebuilding a Nerf gun, […]

New Adventures with Raspberry Pi

Published on August 18th, 2015 4 Comments

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 […]

Get a Look at the Future Oracle Cloud User Experience at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

Published on August 18th, 2015 Leave a Comment

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 […]

What Kids Tell Us about Touch and Voice

Published on August 14th, 2015 4 Comments

Recently, my four year-old daughter and her little bestie were fiddling with someone’s iPhone. I’m not sure which parent had sacrificed the device for our collective sanity. Anyway, they were talking to Siri. Her bestie was putting Siri through its paces, and my daughter asked for a joke, because that’s her main question for Alexa, […]

Biohacking, Here Come the Cyborgs

Published on August 11th, 2015 1 Comment

For me, 2015 has been the year of the quantified self. I’ve been tracking my activity using various wearables: Nike+ Fuelband, Basis Peak, Jawbone UP24, Fitbit Surge, and currently, Garmin Vivosmart. I just set up Automatic to track my driving; check out Ben’s review for details. I couldn’t attend QS15, but luckily, Thao (@thaobnguyen) and Ben went […]

Jeremy and Noel Talk IoT at Kscope15

Published on August 10th, 2015 Leave a Comment

By now, you know all about the Scavenger Hunt we ran a Kscope15 in partnership with our good friends at ODTUG and YCC. Noel (@noelportugal) talked about the technical bits in a post last week, and today, ODTUG posted an interview featuring our fearless leader, Jeremy Ashley (@jrwashley), and Noel from the conference wherein they talk about Internet […]

Four Weeks with Nothing on My Wrist

Published on July 22nd, 2015 2 Comments

After wearing the Fitbit Surge for seven weeks, I developed an ugly skin rash. So, I took a break and let my skin breathe for a while. I’m all better now, thanks for asking. For most of the year, I’ve been test-driving various fitness bands and super watches and journaling my impressions here as one man’s research. After […]

That Time I Killed My Phone

Published on July 21st, 2015 2 Comments

I don’t particularly like protective cases for phones because they ruin the industrial design aesthetics of the device. Here at the ‘Lab, we’ve had spirited debates about cases or not, dating back the original team and continuing to our current team. I am not careful with phones, and the death of my Nexus 5, which I’ve […]

On Oracle Corporate Citizenship

Published on July 14th, 2015 3 Comments

Yesterday, our entire organization, Oracle Applications User Experience (@usableapps) got a treat. We learned about Oracle’s corporate citizenship from Colleen Cassity, Executive Director of the Oracle Education Foundation (OEF). I’m familiar with Oracle’s philanthropic endeavors, but only vaguely so. I’ve used the corporate giving match, but beyond that, this was all new information. During her presentation, […]

Lots of OAUX Updates

Published on July 7th, 2015 Leave a Comment

While I spent June wrapping up conference season at OHUG and Kscope, Ultan (@ultan), Misha (@mishavaughan) and company (@usableapps) have been busily publishing content. This here is a wrap-up of that content, but let’s be honest. If you like OAUX content, you really should follow the official blogs of OAUX: Usable Apps in the Cloud, VoX, user experience assistance: […]

Seven Weeks with the Fitbit Surge

Published on July 2nd, 2015 4 Comments

As my wearables odyssey continues, it’s time to document my time with the Fitbit Surge. I ended up wearing the Surge a lot longer than I’d worn the Nike+ Fuelband, the Basis Peak and the Jawbone UP24 because June was a busy month, and I didn’t have time to switch. For comparison’s sake, I suggest you read […]

The Week That Was Kscope15

Published on June 30th, 2015 Leave a Comment

Noel (@noelportugal), Raymond (@yuhuaxie), Mark (@mvilrokx) and I traveled to sunny Hollywood, Florida last week to attend Kscope15 (#kscope15), the annual conference of the Oracle Development Tools User Group (@odtug). Check out some highlights of our week. If you read here, you probably know that this year, Noel had cooked up something new and different […]

Mid-June Roundup

Published on June 16th, 2015 Leave a Comment

A busy June is half over now, but we still have miles to go before July. We’ve been busy, which you know if you read here. Raymond went to Boston. Tony, Thao (@thaobnguyen), Ben and I were in Las Vegas at OHUG 15. John and Thao were in Minneapolis the week before that. Oh, and Anthony was […]

A Framework for Wearables, Glance

Published on June 12th, 2015 Leave a Comment

Not long ago, Ultan (@ultan) wrote about our framework for wearable, and other, devices. We’re calling it Glance to reflect the OAUX glance-scan-commit design philosophy. Noel (@noelportugal) produced a video highlighting Glance on several smartwatches as well as in the car, on Android Auto. It’s pretty sweet. Check it out: Glance has been in the works for more […]

Busy Times Are Afoot

Published on May 27th, 2015 1 Comment

Lots going on here in AppsLab land and in Oracle Applications User Experience (@usableapps). This here is a recap post. Showing the Oracle Applications User Experience Roadmap to Oracle’s Asia Partners At the beginning of May, Anthony (@anthonyslai) and Raymond joined a large contingent of the OAUX team in an two-stop tour of Asia. The […]

Four Weeks and a Day with the Jawbone UP24

Published on May 13th, 2015 2 Comments

After three weeks with the Nike+ Fuelband and four weeks with the Basis Peak, I moved on to the Jawbone UP24. The UP24 has been out for quite a while now. Back in January 2014, Noel (@noelportugal) and Luis (@lsgaleana) did cursory evaluation, and not much has changed in the Jawbone lineup since then. At least, […]

My Weekend with Apple Watch

Published on May 4th, 2015 1 Comment

Editor’s note: Here’s our first Apple Watch review from Thao (@thaobnguyen), our head of research and design. Look for a companion review taken from Noel (@noelportugal) later this week. Thanks, Apple! I got an Apple Watch (38mm) delivered on Friday, April 24. Full disclosure, I’m a long time Apple user. My household runs on Apple so […]

More Apple Watch-ness from Oracle Social Network

Published on April 29th, 2015 Leave a Comment

And now back to the Apple Watch content. If you’ve read here for a while, you might remember we used to be part of the WebCenter development team, and we worked with Oracle Social Network, affectionately OSN. We even ran a developer challenge for OSN at OpenWorld back in 2012. Yesterday, longtime friend of the […]

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