Another Home for Our Stuff

I’m very pleased to announce that our colleague and friend Kathy recently pushed live a page on oracle.com under the OAUX section, dedicated to our Emerging Technologies team and our work. Big moment for us. I feel like a made guy. Don’t worry. This little blog will continue to be our home and stream of consciousness,… Read More

Celebrating 5 Years in Oracle’s Mexico Development Center

Editor’s note: If you read here, you might recall that we have dos hermanos en Guadalajara, Luis (@lsgaleana) y Osvaldo (@vaini11a). Last month, the Mexico Development Center (MDC) celebrated its fifth anniversary. Here’s to many more. Reposted from VoX. By Sarahi Mireles, (@sarahimireles), Oracle Applications User Experience (@usableapps) As you may know, Oracle has a couple… Read More

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

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… Read More

Summer Projects and a Celebration

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,… Read More

New Adventures with Raspberry Pi

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Biohacking, Here Come the Cyborgs

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… Read More

Jeremy and Noel Talk IoT at Kscope15

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… Read More

Four Weeks with Nothing on My Wrist

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… Read More

That Time I Killed My Phone

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… Read More

On Oracle Corporate Citizenship

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,… Read More

Lots of OAUX Updates

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:… Read More

The Week That Was Kscope15

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… Read More

Mid-June Roundup

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… Read More