Oracle Announces New User Interface Design System for a More Engaging Customer Experience
Used by Oracle’s cloud applications, cloud services and available for customer-developed applications, new UI design principles deliver elegant user interfaces and experiences for web and mobile applications
Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 30, 2014
Oracle Alta UI Mobile native phone screen.
The consumer web and mobile applications experience is setting significantly higher standards for enterprise application user interfaces (UIs). To address customers’ increased UI expectations, Oracle has developed the Oracle Alta User Interface, a design system and set of guidelines that enables developers to deliver strikingly modern, simpler, and more engaging UIs across web-based and on-device mobile applications. The Oracle Alta UI is the new standard for Oracle Applications and Oracle Cloud-based services and is supported by Oracle’s development tools and frameworks for mobile, cloud, and web-based applications.
Oracle Alta UI is a new user interface design system that enables developers to create modern, visually pleasing, consistent, and engaging interfaces that can be easily distributed across all delivery channels.
The Oracle Alta UI design system provides a set of guidelines and best practices. The system is based on years of user experience and usability implementations and analysis by leading UI and design specialists.
Oracle Alta UI-based applications feature a simplified component structure and more open space to keep the focus on data.
Sample Alta Mobile UI dashboard—this runs like a native tablet application.
The Oracle Alta UI system is based on four design principles:
- Design for mobile first
- Keep layouts simple and uncluttered
- Provide a clear information hierarchy
- Engage users with more visual content
The system is used to develop Oracle Cloud services, including Oracle Cloud Portal, Developer Cloud, Documents Cloud, and Mobile Cloud, the latest versions of Oracle Fusion Applications, and mobile applications including Oracle Mobile Timecards for Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Mobile and Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile, with many more to come.
Example of an Oracle Alta UI console in a browser.
With the Oracle Alta UI, developers and interface designers can create better user experiences across their web and mobile applications by focusing on fewer elements and cleaner designs aimed at accelerating performance and information delivery.
Oracle Alta UI principles are conducive to responsive UI design that can adjust to different devices and display resolutions, delivering a nearly seamless experience regardless of the platform being used.
Oracle Mobile Application Framework 2.0 and Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) 12.1.3 and later include support for Oracle Alta UI, enabling developers to build custom applications and extend Oracle Applications using the design system.
Oracle has published a best-practice roadmap for developers looking to employ the Oracle Alta UI, including how to:
Example of an Oracle Alta UI dashboard page in a browser.
- Create new UI design patterns: providing details on common UI patterns with new best practices
- Support responsive design: allowing for the creation of UIs that adjust to different devices and display sizes
- Support web and mobile applications: offering detailed guidelines for both web and mobile application UI design
- Integrate principles seamlessly with Oracle's development frameworks: Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle ADF Faces support the guidelines through their UI components.
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"The Oracle Alta User Interface represents a breakthrough in usability for Oracle customers and developers," said Chris Tonas, vice president of Mobility and Developer Tools and Frameworks, Oracle. "It offers an intuitive and visually engaging user interface, and raises the bar for modern enterprise applications across the industry."
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