clip_image002Catch up with the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team in Santa Fe, Mexico, next. Register now for one of our executive briefings for select partners and customers, where you’ll see the strategy and roadmap for the Oracle user experience. Read the Voice of User Experience, or VoX, blog for more information, or go to the registration page directly.

The VoX blog also has a post on what’s next for the Oracle Applications Cloud user experiences, and the Usable Apps Events pages shows where our team members will be in 2015.

RELEASE 9: Head to the VoX blog for new posts with screenshots of Oracle HCM Cloud and Oracle ERP Cloud.

AT UKOUG APPS14 IN DECEMBER: The Oracle Applications User Experience team held several very focused events in the United Kingdom, timed to coincide with the UKOUG Apps14 conference. Visit the Usable Apps Storify channel for an overview in tweets and images called “In the U.K.: Special Events and Apps14 with UKOUG.”

Debra Lilley, OAUX Speaker and longtime friend of the team, also wrote an article on user experience for UKOUG’s current issue of Oracle Scene online magazine.

UX DIRECT: The Oracle Applications User Experience team continues to take the pulse of our customers and obtain feedback on making usability a priority. The UX Direct site has been updated to include new design tools to help Oracle customers move toward cloud applications and understand how to simplify solutions. We have created simple checklists for UX Readiness for Cloud and Design Best Practices.

Whether you are deploying our applications as-is or customizing, extending, or building solutions to fit to your business needs, you will find our simple, user-centered process useful for increasing adoption. Download our best practices for introducing user-centered design thinking into your IT enterprise deployments. For Oracle partners moving toward cloud applications, we also have other new resources available online:

Members of the AppsLab team, part of the Oracle Applications User Experience group, headed to Las Vegas for the 2015 AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon in early January. Anthony Lai and Raymond Xie won the Accelerator entry with their project, Sensus. Read more about their project and other entries on the AppsLab blog. ORACLE VOICE: A new press release went live in the last month on Oracle Voice for the Oracle Sales Cloud. The news was published quickly on CNN’s Money page, by the Computer Business Review, and on Market Wired.

ON RELEASE 9: Head to the Usable Apps YouTube channel for a new play list on Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9 demos. You’ll see demos that focus on user experience highlights in the Oracle Sales Cloud.

The Voice of User Experience, or VoX blog, also recently published “More Power to the IT User: Release 9 Applications Cloud Customization and Extensibility.” This post gives an overview of new extensibility features in Release 9. For a more technical post on extensibility in the cloud, visit the AppsLab blog for a post called “Mash up Oracle Cloud Application Web Services with Web APIs and HTML5 APIs.”

INTERNET OF THINGS: Check out a new post on the Storify Usable Apps channel that explores Oracle’s user experience perspective on the Internet of Things, “The Internet of Things and the Oracle user experience.” John Cartan also posts about the Internet of Things in “Dowsing for Smarties,” a new post from The AppsLab. And if you’re interested in reading a more on the gadgets that enable the Internet of Things, stay with The AppsLab for Julia Blyumen’s post, “An Interaction Designer’s Perspective: Samsung Gear vs. Samsung Gear Live.”

FOR ORACLE PARTNERS: Visit the Usable Apps website for new information directed at Oracle partners. Find links to the new OAUX strategy ebook, the UX Specialist Role, and upcoming partner events. Learn how you can be more connected and be among the first to see our latest demos.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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