Thursday, April 03, 2014

UX - No Time To Kill

There’s no time to kill between the cradle and the grave
Father Time still takes a toll on every minute that you save
Legal tenders never gonna change the number of your days
The highest cost of livin’s dyin’, that’s one everybody pays
So have it spent before you get the bill, there’s no time to kill
                                        —From Clint Black’s “There’s No Time To Kill”

Ha! A classic country music pull…who’d have thunk it, huh?

There’s no time to kill is an appropriate phrase for the past few weeks in the Oracle UX world.  Lots of cool stuff happening.  To whit:

-  The brilliant and versatile Ultan O’Broin (@ultan) and the Oracle Applications UX team have released a free ebook on Simplified User Experience Design Patterns for the Oracle Applications Cloud Service.  Yup, it’s written for the recent R8 release.

-  In conjunction with the ebook release, Amis(@amis_services) and Oracle recently partnered together in putting on a great Next Generation UX showcase event in the Nederlands (you may need a little help from Google Translate to get the gist of this summary).

-  If you’re a member of the Oracle Partner Network, there is a new Guided Learning Path and Specialization:  Oracle Fusion Applications User Experience Specialist.  Yes, of course I jumped right in and earned mine.  And Steve Bentz (@smb1650) was “johnny-on-the-spot” as well.  It’s a challenging cert, but well worth earning…I learned a few things in the process. And I'm grateful that the test was offered online - no trudging down to a PeasonVUE test center.  Hello, 21st Century!

- In working with Higher Education customers, I’ve found a very cool (and free) prototyping tool for PeopleSoft, including Campus Solutions.  And it’s built in PowerPoint.  You can get a copy yourself here.  Very cool for those of you working with PeopleTools.

Busy, busy, busy time in UX…gotta keep up.  No time to kill.  

1 comment:

UVOX said...

Yo, thanks for the shout-out Floyd, and a great summary of the latest enablement Oracle Apps UX is offering worldwide to Oracle customers, partners, innovators and developers!

Anyone who'd like to get their hands on the Oracle Cloud Apps Simplified UI eBook now for free - until we get the landing page socialized in the community (imminent) - can contact me on Twitter using @usableapps - Ultan (@ultan)