New Content on Our Oracle.com Page

Back in September, our little team got a big boost when we launched official content under the official Oracle.com banner. I’ve been doing this job for various different organizations at Oracle for nine years now, and we’ve always existed on the fringe. So, having our own home for content within the Oracle.com world is a major… Read More

See You at SXSW 2016

If you happen to be in Austin this weekend for SXSWi, look for Osvaldo (@vaini11a), me (@noelportugal) and friend of the ‘Lab Rafa (@rafabelloni). We will be following closely all things UX, IoT, VR, AI. Our schedules are getting full with some great sessions and workshops. Check back in a week or so to read some… Read More

The Anki Overdrive Car Project

At the end of 2015, our team was wrapping up projects that would be shown at the main Oracle conference, Oracle OpenWorld. As with every OOW, we like to come up with a fun project that shows attendees our spirit of innovation by building cool projects within Oracle. The team was thinking about building something cool with kids’ racetracks. We all were collectively in charge of… Read More

Is the Mi Band the Harbinger of Affordable #fashtech?

So, here’s a new thing I’ve noticed lately, customizable wearables, specifically the Xiaomi Mi Band (#MiBand), which is cheap and completely extensible. This happens to be Ultan’s (@ultan) new fitness band of choice, and coincidentally, Christina’s (@ChrisKolOrcl) as well. Although both are members of Oracle Applications User Experience (@usableapps), neither knew the other was wearing… Read More

A Wonderful Week in Australia

2016 has been a whirlwind so far, and February kept up the pace. Here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve been doing. As we did last year, OAUX made a trip to APAC again this year to meet partners, customers and Oracle people, show our Expo of goodies and talk simplicity-mobility-extensibility, Glance, Scan, Commit and our… Read More

Put Glance on It

Because I live in Portland, I’m often asked if “Portlandia” is accurate. It is, mostly, and so it seems appropriate to channel an early episode to talk about Glance, our wearables framework. Actually, Glance has grown beyond wearables to support cars and other devices, the latest of which is Noel’s (@noelportugal) gadget du jour, the LaMetric Time (@smartatoms).… Read More

Come Visit the OAUX Gadget Lab

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… Read More

The MagicBand

Editor’s note: Here’s the first post from our new-ish researcher, Tawny. She joined us back in September, just in time for OpenWorld. After her trip to Disney World, she talked eagerly about the MagicBand experience, and if you read here, you know I’m a fan of Disney’s innovative spirit. Enjoy. Planning a Disney World trip… Read More

M2M, the Other IoT

Before IoT became ‘The’ buzzword, there was M2M (machine to machine). Some industries still refer to IoT as M2M, but overall the term Internet of Things has become the norm. I like the term M2M because it describes better what IoT is meant to do: Machines talking to other machines. This year our team once… Read More

My Joyful Consumption of Data

I love data, always have. To feed this love and to compile data sets for my quantified self research, I recently added the Netatmo Weather Station to the other nifty devices that monitor and quantify my everyday life, including Fitbit Aria, Automatic and Nest. I’ve been meaning to restart my fitness data collection too, after spending most of… Read More