Sunday, March 02, 2008

User interface design @ Oracle - or how to distinguish blue on blue

Came across the following last week - and I have to admit that this is something which made my eyes hurt.

When you are in the Policy Manager of the Oracle Identity Management Suite and you want to add a group you REALLY need to know that there is a hidden link on this page. Try to find it yourself in the next picture:

Found it?

Let me give you a hint. Look in the blue band and search for some blue text :-)

I'm not sure if anybody knew about this. I checked the documentation, and nothing about adding a group to such an Authorization Rule for groups is written in there.

I wonder if anybody at Oracle knows about this hidden gem.
I will log an SR with Support and also mail some people I know at Oracle to discuss this perfect piece of user interface design.