Oracle User Experience
A professional discussion in Rome yesterday stimulated me to find out more about user experience approaches at Oracle. It turns out that an entire section of their website is devoted to this theme.

“At Oracle, we believe that we can deliver the software that our customers want and need deploying user-centered Design tools and methods. We deliver a successful user experience to our customer by working with design partners, and by involving end users in our iterative design process.

The Oracle User Experience groups provide comprehensive usability engineering, interface design support, and user interface research for the entire corporation.

Team members have experience in a wide variety of disciplines, including usability engineering, cognitive psychology, graphic design, interaction design, and computer science with a specialization in Human Computer Interface (HCI). Oracle’s tradition of of investment in human factors dates back 17 years. Our executives believe it to be a critical competitive differentiator, if included early in the software development process.”

Their UX and usability work is primarily conducted in California, USA; Reading, UK; and Hyderabad, India. New sites are under construction in Denver, USA and Bangalore, India.