Oracle Applications User Experience
Customer Participation Program Newsletter
May 2012
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Where Can You Meet Our Team Next?
You can meet the Oracle Applications UX team at the Oracle HCM Users Group (OHUG) Global 2012 Conference, June 18-22. The Las Vegas conference will be the latest of several conferences that we’ve attended in 2012, speaking on user experience and Oracle Fusion Applications and conducting customer feedback sessions. Sign up for one of our on-site product usability testing sessions to get a peek at next-generation enterprise applications and learn about Oracle’s pioneering user-centered design process.
Oracle HCM Users Group (OHUG) Global 2012 Conference
You can also meet our team at the ODTUG Kscope12 conference that will be held in San Antonio, Texas, June 24-28. Our team members and some of our Oracle Fusion User Experience Advocates (FXA) will deliver presentations on Oracle Fusion Applications and how it evolved from Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Information about all of the conferences that we’ve attended this year is also available on the Events page of the Usable Apps website.
Latest VoX Blog: Delving into Design Patterns

Some exciting things are happening around Oracle Fusion Applications design patterns. Because the Oracle Applications UX team hopes to have some new offerings soon (stay tuned with VoX to see what’s in the pipeline around Oracle Fusion Applications design patterns), now is a good time to talk more about what design patterns can do for the individual user as well as for the entire company. Read more on the VoX blog.
Focus Group Research at Oracle User Group Conferences
Focus group participant Lauren Scott (center), a business systems analyst at Stanford University, discusses her organization’s requirements with respect to search and navigation, while Andrea Cantu (left) of the Oracle Applications UX team takes notes and Bob Daley (right) of Harvard University observes. This focus group took place at Alliance 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 20, 2012.
The Oracle Applications UX team has been running customer feedback sessions at user conferences for the last five years. These one-on-one sessions are a fantastic way for our team to conduct user research, illustrate the user-centered design process, and showcase our latest designs to customers. While the one-on-one sessions have been enthusiastically received in recent years and become our trademark methodology in the onsite usability lab, we are expanding our research methods and refining our approach to engaging customers in a conference setting. We recently added focus groups to our methods. These focus groups have been a welcome new addition at our onsite labs. Read more.
OUAB Europe
OUAB met with 15 Oracle customers in Reading, United Kingdom, on April 16, and in Geneva, Switzerland, on April 18, 2012. The board discussed recent research activities by the Globalization, Integration, and Performance and the Oracle Fusion Lifecycle working groups. Members of the Oracle Applications UX team and the Product Management team met one-on-one and with small groups of customers to collect feedback on cross-suite applications coexistence UX, localization of user assistance, and prototype project and portfolio management designs. The highlight was the customer keynote by Mick Ellis of AWE plc: a case study on the Oracle E-Business Suite R12 upgrade planning process.
Mick Ellis of AWE discusses his planning process for upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite R12 at the OUAB meeting in Reading, Thames Valley Park, UK, on April 16, 2012.
Oracle Fusion Applications UX White Papers

The Oracle Fusion Applications UX group has created a series of white papers to better communicate the world-class user experience features of Oracle Fusion Applications and to describe the process that the group uses to design these features. Download your copies now.
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