Design news from SAP

Free course: Using SAP Screen Personas for Advanced Scenarios

Join this free online course to learn how to use SAP Screen Personas to improve the SAP user experience, boost productivity, increase data quality, and reduce training requirements for users. By the end of the Using SAP Screen Personas for Advanced Scenarios, you’ll be familiar with creating and managing screens that can account for user […]
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Claire Donelon

Communicating with Accuracy and Inspiration at TEPCO with “Scenes”

It is no surprise that visual aids help convey ideas more concisely and accurately. For anyone who is looking to maximize his/her solution ideating and prototyping session, can be an excellent tool and icebreaker during any Design Thinking workshop that can create intensive but creative ideation. It became clear to the employers at Tokyo Electric […]
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Jeannie Yun

Stop App-Hopping. Start Conversing!

Integrating conversational UI capabilities into virtual personal assistants humanizes the way we interact with machines and helps people to take full advantage of technological advances, like machine learning and artificial intelligence.
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Maricel Cabahug

Designers Finally Earn Their Seat

“You’ve won a seat at the table. People are listening to you. You’d better have something to say!” Challenging, motivational fighting talk straight from the mouth of Barry Katz, author, IDEO fellow and widely-published design historian, after telling an avid SAP audience how intensely design has influenced Silicon Valley over the decades and how designers […]
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Paul Townsend

Enroll now! Free openSAP course: SAP Fiori for iOS – Build Your First Native Mobile App

Join this free online course to learn how to build your first mobile app with SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS. This sdk enables you to quickly develop your own native enterprise apps, built with Swift, Apple’s modern programming language. Along with SAP Fiori for iOS, which includes reusable design components, you can build beautiful […]
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Claire Donelon

The Role of Design in Innovating with SAP Leonardo

It is impossible to ignore how technology is changing how we live. In our homes with intelligent appliances and digital assistants; during our commutes with on-demand transportation and ride-sharing; and on the go with mobile and cloud services. But what will the confluence of machine intelligence, enterprise mobility, and cloud-based services mean for the enterprise? […]
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Sam Yen

SAP Design Talks: How Design is Helping adidas Breathe New Life into Sportswear Classics

Already a popular magnet for SAP employees around the globe since 2015, the SAP Design Talks series recently made its Berlin debut. And, in another first, the presentation given by Lars Kampf, Director Graphics at adidas, at the SAP Data Space in Berlin was open to external participants as well. New York-based designer and startup […]
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Jeanette Rohr

Design Beyond the Car

Klaus Frenzel of Daimler spoke at SAP about designing modern luxury
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Esther Blankenship

Copywriting course starting June 19: Improve User Experience One Word at a Time

The words that you use throughout your app or site are just as important as the interaction and visual design. But the words – or copy – are often an afterthought. All too frequently we use words like “Submit” and “Cancel” on our UIs as if we’re talking to a computer and not a human. […]
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Claire Donelon

SAP Fiori Makers

A community for developers & key users to share their experience designing SAP Fiori apps.
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Janina Ziegler

SAP Insider: Culture and Face of Digital Innovation

As companies begin their digital transformation journey, they need to do much more than look for innovative technologies. They also need to create an innovation culture that will pave the way to easier adoption of these new technologies. To do so, SAP advocates Design Thinking – a mindset that provides employees with an inviting environment […]
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Mirjam Backes

Free IoT course with hands-on SAP Build Challenge: Starting June 7!

This free openSAP course focuses on the latest IoT trends shaping our lives, including related topics such as drones, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, and user experience implications for IoT. During the course, you will get the chance to “touch” IoT directly. Every participant will have the chance to connect and try out SAP Connected Goods, a […]
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Claire Donelon

SAP Fiori Road Map: May 2017 version published now

The May update of the SAP Fiori Road Map is available now. It gives a holistic overview of SAP’s plans, covering design, technology (including design & development tools) and application road maps, and has been updated in all areas. The SAP S/4HANA section covers 61 roles in SAP S/4HANA Cloud and 105 roles for SAP […]
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Thomas Reiss

SAP CoPilot Provides Enhanced User Experience for SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1705

With SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1705 we build on the award-winning SAP Fiori 2.0 user experience and introduce SAP CoPilot, which helps users get their work done more efficiently. SAP CoPilot 1705 is the first step towards a digital assistant for the enterprise: aware of your business context, SAP CoPilot helps you efficiently collaborate, supporting issue […]
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Thomas Reiss

Innovation Exploration: A One-Day Workshop with SAP

SAP’s expert design team regularly hosts design thinking workshops with internal stakeholders and customers across various industries, their goal being to drive business outcomes by reframing problems and focusing on user experience. But what does that entail?
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Madelyn Andree

SAP UX Goes Down Under

Also in 2017, SAP UX and Cloud Platform goes on tour – from Singapore to Sydney in just thirteen days and eight workshops.
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Sarah-Vanessa Mueller

Sign up – ASUG SAPPHIRE :Demystify Design-Led Development and Design Thinking

Become a UX champion to lead design transformation within your organization. Learn how to apply design thinking to accelerate and transform the user experience for your business users. Register for this session moderated by design thinking practitioners from SAP and our Customers like John Hopkins and Moen, UX champions. listed to a highly interactive session with customers who have been through this journey, supported by SAP experts.
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Ganesan Chittharanjan

Inside a Fridge or Out on a Tennis Court: How the Environment Affects User Experience

In today’s world, familiar gadgets allow us to explore more terrains than ever before. We can now see in complete darkness, record a video underwater, or capture a bird’s-eye view of our neighborhood with the help of a mobile device. However, increased access does not necessarily equate to better user experience. On the contrary, exposing […]
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Tim Thianthai

Familiar yet Surprising

James Sommerville, Vice President for Global Design at The Coca-Cola Company, spoke recently at SAP about keeping an iconic brand fresh.
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Esther Blankenship

SAP Fiori Roadshow stops at CeBIT

One of the first stops of the SAP Fiori Roadshow in 2017 is CeBIT 2017 – the global event for digital business.
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Sarah-Vanessa Mueller

SAP Fiori Road Map updated – Feb 2017 version

The February update of the SAP Fiori Road Map is available now: 17% more comprehensive, with updates in all areas, and including quarter by quarter road maps for cloud deliveries.
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Thomas Reiss

Starting March 15 – Software Design for Non-Designers!

The free online course, Software Design for Non-Designers is returning to openSAP from March 15. The course aims to teach developers to embrace design as part of their everyday work, even if they haven’t spent years studying design. In just six weeks, you can improve your design skills when developing software. Learn from Scott Klemmer, Professor […]
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Claire Donelon

Digital Transformations: Going Beyond the Technology

When I mention that SAP has been engaged in design thinking for a decade, people are often surprised. And it often takes a 15-20 minute conversation for them to see the depth of our work in the space. Not to mention when they hear about our human-centered approach as well as our dedication to creating […]
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Sam Yen

IXDC Workshop

Last week, AppHaus Palo Alto had guests from the IXDC organization. Read more about the visit here!
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Catalina Zarate

New SAP Fiori Design Guidelines Version 1.44

We’re kicking off 2017 with the latest version of the SAP Fiori Design Guidelines. Check out the latest design stencils as well as detailed articles on SAP Fiori elements, floorplans, app types, frameworks and UI elements.
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Andrea Waisgluss

DSAG Thementag: SAP Fiori goes Vienna

The DSAG (German SAP User Group) in cooperation with SAP is inviting members and non-members to a day packed with infos and tips about SAP Fiori.
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Sarah-Vanessa Mueller

How Design Will Impact Enterprise in 2017

The intersection of business, technology, and design is a busy place these days. Here are nine trends you can expect to really take off in 2017, from experts at SAP’s Design Services.
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Tyler Nickerson

Sign up by Feb 20th – Sketching Basics for IT Business

Do you find yourself trying to communicate visually but ending up with strange looking lines that look nothing like what you intended? Whether you’re communicating design ideas, presenting handwritten or visual information in a team meeting, or just want to improve your sketching skills, we’ve got just the training for you. Be Visual! Sketching Basics […]
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Claire Donelon

Free openSAP course this February: Developing Software Using Design Thinking

The Design Thinking process first defines the problem and then implements the solutions, always with the needs of the user demographic at the core of concept development.  – Stanford d.school Design thinking is key to putting the customer at the center of everything your company does. Unfortunately not everyone has had the opportunity to take […]
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Claire Donelon

Turning Data into Winning Insights

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and SAP teamed up to enhance the sport with exciting new data and analytics tools. The result of the collaboration -- an award winning and innovative tablet app -- has changed the game forever.
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Tyler Nickerson

A Round of Applause!

The SAP Design Talks brought 10 speakers to SAP in 2016 and will continue to bring more speakers in 2017.
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Esther Blankenship

Shiny New Technology! Great! Uh… Now What Do We Build with It?

The irony of revolutionary technologies is that it can often be a challenge to figure out what to do with them. Find out how SAP is incorporating user experience research into the development of SAP CoPilot to get early input from users.
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Esther Blankenship

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 is coming to openSAP – February 2017!

Intuitive screens make users more productive. You can use SAP Screen Personas to simplify ERP screens in ECC, Business Suite on HANA, or SAP S/4HANA. Introduction to SAP Screen Personas is the new openSAP course that teaches you how you can transform complex screens, including your custom transactions into a modern interface. Introduction to SAP […]
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Claire Donelon

Sign up by January 25th to Learn the Basics of Design Research for Free!

Design is becoming increasingly important in the development process for products and services across all industries, not just in IT. To meet end-user expectations and deliver the ideal user experience, design research is a critical pre-project task. If you’re interested in learning more, why not sign up to the next run of Basics of Design Research on openSAP.
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Claire Donelon

SAP Fiori Theme Now Available for Classic S/4HANA Applications

With SAP S/4HANA 1610, we have applied the SAP Fiori 2.0 visual theme (Belize) to the whole product, i.e. to SAP Fiori apps as well as to SAP GUI for HTML and Web Dynpro ABAP. This means that each user can use the SAP Fiori launchpad as their single entry point for all their work […]
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Jeong-Sook Lee

Design at Business: A Cross-Company Network for Change

Large enterprises are facing a faster changing business environment: innovation cycles are getting shorter, markets are being disrupted through digitization, new business models evolve, the “new generation” wants to be led differently, and working models are being revolutionized. A people-centric approach is a key differentiator for companies that want to be and stay relevant in […]
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Ann-Sofie Ruf

Techné – Design Guidelines for YaaS (SAP Hybris as a Service)

Techné is the name of the UI design guidelines for YaaS. And it defines the principles and components for mobile-first, user-centered UX design on YaaS. Techné design patterns focus on delivering an experience that reflects what we call “the consumerization of business user tooling.” It’s an ethos that says an experience designed for those working […]
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Holger Maassen

Techfugees – Escalating Humanitarian Startups

A combination between tech and refugees? How can these demographics serve as inspiration for the startup community in Berlin? The catchy new term represents a highly political and controversial shift for an industry that historically serves paying consumers only. At this year’s Diversity in Tech Conference hosted by The Factory Berlin, panelists used the term “techfugees” […]
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Maria Camila Lombana Diaz

Daimler and SAP partner up for Design Thinking Enablement

Daimler AG drives change in innovation and agile working culture and therefore implements Design Thinking in its organization. Daimler has chosen SAP as a partner for their Design Thinking enablement because SAP went on a similar journey and thus Daimler can benefit from SAP’s learnings.
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Matthias Langholz

“Wow” Is the Benchmark

Boris Verkhovsky spoke at SAP about the Cirque du Soleil design process and why, without intense collaboration, there would be no show.
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Esther Blankenship

Design + SAP HANA = Innovation

When most people think of SAP HANA, they think “extreme speed”. And they should, given that the in-memory capabilities of HANA enable it to process and analyze large volumes of data in real-time. But when combined with design thinking, SAP HANA delivers much more than speed – it delivers innovation. Nowhere is this more true – and more […]
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Andreas Hauser

SAP Fiori for iOS – An Introduction

Apple is renowned for its consumer focused and simplified user experience across its product portfolio. SAP is renowned for its enterprise software and its capability to help businesses run better. Recently, Apple and SAP announced a new partnership to champion the user experience for people at work. But how will this be put into action?
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Claire Donelon

Strengthening Democracy Through Design

Through a partnership with TurboVote, SAP is using research and design to help address low turnout rates among America's young, first-time voters. With over 500,000 new TurboVote subscribers in 2016 alone, the work is having real impact.
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Tyler Nickerson

SAP Screen Personas supports Fiori 2.0 in SAP S/4HANA 1610

The newly released SAP S/4HANA 1610 introduces the award-winning Fiori 2.0 design concept. I’m excited to announce that SAP Screen Personas has Fiori-2.0 compatible designs in our Flavor Gallery as well as support for the new SAP Fiori Theme for SAP S/4HANA (also known as Belize). The Belize theme brings a cleaner, more modern look […]
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Peter Spielvogel

SAP Fiori 2.0 now available for SAP Business Suite

SAP Fiori 2.0 is the next significant step in our evolution of the user experience for business applications. In addition to being available for SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori 2.0 is now also available for the SAP Business Suite. The award-winning SAP Fiori 2.0 takes the Fiori design concept to the next level and includes a […]
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Thomas Reiss

SAP Fiori 2.0 now available for SAP S/4HANA

With the SAP S/4HANA 1610 release, we bring you SAP Fiori 2.0: the next significant step in our evolution of the user experience for business applications. The award-winning SAP Fiori 2.0 takes the SAP Fiori design concept to the next level and includes a delightful new visual theme, Belize. SAP Fiori 2.0 is the user […]
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Thomas Reiss

SAP Fiori 2.0 – The Design Guidelines (Version 1.40)

With this new version, the design language has been extended to encompass the most important aspects of SAP Fiori 2.0 as well as numerous improvements to existing controls and patterns.
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Andrea Waisgluss

Bitkom Focus Group for Cognitive Computing Experiences Design-Thinking

More than 40 Bitkom members participated in a design-thinking workshop orchestrated by the Design & Co-Innovation Center (DCC) at AppHaus Heidelberg. The goal of the one-day workshop was to provide insights into design thinking methodologies and demonstrate how a design-led innovation approach can address cognitive computing challenges. Bitkom, Germany´s digital association, offers a variety of […]
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Vera Geier

“This is SAP, too!” – Open House Day 2016 at the AppHaus Heidelberg

A new space for a new year! As part of the annual SAP People Weeks, our team, the Design & Co-Innovation Center (DCC), once again welcomed interested visitors to the SAP AppHaus in Heidelberg, where we had the chance to discuss the topic “YOU in the Digital Workplace” and learn about cutting-edge working methods. From […]
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Franziska Reich

Who – What – Where – at SAP TechEd Barcelona 2016

SAP UX Design and Technology goes SAP TechEd Barcelona - Are you already curious to meet SAP's UX design experts? We'll introduce you to our hottest topics and give you background information you definitely shouldn't miss out on.
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Jacqueline Dittkowski

User Experience Meets Product Design

An interview with Scott Shim, VP and Chair of Design Education of IDSA on the future of design and design education
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Visvapriya Sathiyam

Build Enhances User Experience for Enterprise Applications

Build is SAP's new cloud-based prototyping and user research tool enabling customers to address the challenge of scaling app development while designing beautiful apps that truly meet end-user needs
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Keith Fischer

Red Dot Award for SAP Fiori Embedded Analytics

“SAP Fiori Embedded Analytics – Integrated Business Intelligence” has just been awarded with the Red Dot Design Award 2016 in the discipline design concept. SAP Fiori Embedded Analytics has been designed to make real-time business insights available to users in all domains and roles during their everyday work. It builds on the strengths of the […]
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Kai Richter

SAP Design Wins Big in 2016

This year, SAP has received 18 design award recognitions from some of the most prestigious organizations in the world. That's a big deal - and not only for SAP.
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Tyler Nickerson

SAP UX Day Germany 2016 – Bridge the Gap to the Digital World

The present and future of our world is digital. From Internet of Things and artificial intelligence to interacting in augmented reality scenarios (a round of Pokémon Go, anyone?), we can’t escape the digitalization of our world. Embracing this zeitgeist means approaching software design from a different angle. In the digital world, the boundaries between user experience […]
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James Vernon Edenstrom

Digital Transformation Is All about Disruption

Digital transformation is all about disruption There are already tons of articles out there about the buzzword digital transformation and everyone has different thoughts and opinions on this hyped topic. But I believe it is just a means to generate new business models, which are sometimes disruptive for them. And we can only benefit from […]
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Matthias Harbusch

SAP Fiori Roadshow

From Orient to Down Under - in the next twenty weeks the SAP Fiori user experience ambassadors travel around Asia and Australia to meet customers and partners, speak at various conferences, and share insights into the future of SAP Fiori.
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Jacqueline Dittkowski

Meet our UX experts at SAP TechEd Las Vegas 2016

SAP UX and Design goes SAP TechEd Las Vegas - Are you already curious to meet SAP's UX design experts in the flesh? We'll introduce you to our hottest topics and give you background information you definitely shouldn't miss out on.
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Jacqueline Dittkowski

Young Researchers from Around the World Gain Initial Insight into Design Thinking

At the International Summer Science School Heidelberg (ISH) on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 28 students aged between 16 and 21 from Heidelberg’s various sister cities around the world got an introduction to the Design Thinking method. In a one-day workshop, the students gained an understanding of the different steps involved in this work method. The […]
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Franziska Reich

Digital Transformation Needs More Than Technology – Part 2

In my last blog I have explained why design, design thinking and experience matter in the digital transformation, which goes beyond pure technology and business skills. The credo is to engage with your customers and, most importantly, with the users right from the beginning, in an iterative, user-centric design process. Digital Transformation is a journey and more […]
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Andreas Hauser

Digital Transformation Needs More Than Technology

Digital transformation is a hyped topic currently. But actually it is far more than a buzzword. Technology trends like hyper-connectivity, big data, cloud, Internet of Things and security provide new opportunities for companies to reimagine their business and how they engage with their customers and users. But what happens if you develop an amazing technical solution that […]
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Andreas Hauser

A Passion for Detail

Karim Habib is head of design at BMW. He spoke recently at SAP about his life’s calling
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Esther Blankenship

The Key to Good Design – an Interview with BMW’s Karim Habib

Karim Habib leads the design team of one of the most successful brands in the automotive industry, BMW. We invited him to SAP headquarters in Walldorf, Germany to give an SAP Design Talk. Habib was kind enough to give us some insight into the car design process as well as into how designers and engineers […]
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Esther Blankenship

DSAG Thementag: SAP Fiori on stage

In cooperation with SAP, the DSAG (German SAP User Group) is inviting members and non-members to participate in the “SAP Fiori Thementag”.
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Sarah-Vanessa Mueller

A change of view: The SAP AppHaus Heidelberg from the eyes of a 15-year-old student

Recently I got the opportunity to do a one-week- school-internship at the SAP AppHaus in Heidelberg, home of the Design & Co-Innovation Center (DCC), the most creative and innovative design department of the software giant SAP. The internship was supposed to offer me insights into the daily work of the team at the SAP AppHaus, […]
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Adrian Gerlach

New Course Starting June 1st – Software Design for Non-Designers

Did you know that design can improve the adoption of your software application? By applying a few tangible techniques, you can create a delightful experience for your users and incorporate good design into your software – we call it design-led development.
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Claire Donelon

Meet UX & Design Experts at ASUG and SAPPHIRE NOW 2016

Prior to SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 and ASUG Annual Conference, we will provide you with updates and additional information on user experience and design topics and speakers.
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Sarah-Vanessa Mueller

SAP and Apple Take the Work Experience to the Next Level

You have heard me speak about the need to bring design into the business world for quite a while now. I’ve focused on this issue because the consumerization of IT continues as the line between people’s work lives and personal lives blurs every day. Consumers now expect to move smoothly on their devices from work […]
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Sam Yen

Scaling Design Thinking – an Interview with IBM’s Phil Gilbert

As head of design at IBM, Phil Gilbert leads a program of historic proportions to reinvigorate IBM’s business through the power of Design Thinking. Since his company was acquired by IBM in 2010, Gilbert has been executing on his plan to redefine how Big Blue, the inventor of commercial computing, develops its products and services. […]
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Esther Blankenship

Designing from the Heart of Berlin

A new SAP Labs Berlin office location was opened at Münzstraße in the heart of Berlin earlier this week. With the opening of the new location, Berlin is now part of the worldwide SAP Labs network with 16 offices in 13 countries. The new office is a space dedicated to design work, co-innovation, and collaboration, […]
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Marion Froehlich

Evangelize Outcome, Not Design

Building up a culture of sustainable design at a behemoth like IBM is a big job, but not too big for Phil Gilbert.
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Esther Blankenship

Simplify Complexity with the Power of Analogies

During the last two years in my role as a design thinking coach at SAP, I experienced the power of analogies in various design thinking (DT) projects. Again and again, I was impressed by how analogies brought inspiration and value to any DT challenge the team faced. Analogies create understanding, inspiration, and identification in project […]
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Edda Mann

BUILD Beta 5 is coming!

Try it here on April 28th! Starting with a new visual design, easier low fidelity prototype creation, we put in this release features that our users asked for: form factor and browser (Firefox, IE11) support for User Studies, a new discussion thread when prototyping, an icon picker, Fiori Smart Templates…   What’s new and exciting […]
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Thomas DUBREUIL

Learn to Develop Web Apps with SAPUI5 – for free!

We are happy to announce the new openSAP course Developing Web Apps with SAP UI5 starting this May. The course is a coding deep dive into the main development concepts of SAP’s powerful UI development toolkit. SAPUI5 is a collection of UI libraries that support application developers in creating enterprise-ready user interfaces based on HTML5 and JavaScript.
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Claire Donelon

“Back on Track” – How an Idea Evolves

The winners of the 2015 SAP Gründerwerkstatt, a workshop for startup entrepreneurs, were recently invited to the SAP AppHaus in Heidelberg for an interview. Their “Back on Track” project had just garnered another accolade in winning the Google Impact Challenge, which followed a second-place finish in ECHT GUT!, an award the German state of Baden-Württemberg […]
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Franziska Reich

Going to ASUG in May? Sign-up Now for this Full-Day Design Thinking & UX Workshop!

- This full-day workshop takes you on a journey through the “discover – design – deliver” phases of the design-lead innovation process - You will learn how the right methods, tools and technologies can support you to improve the user experience for on-premise and cloud-based usage - Experience the power of empathy through hands-on exercises and learn to transform your learning into actionable designs - Improved understanding of UI technology options and right choice.  Target Audience: Business analysts, manager/director enterprise applications, enterprise architects, user experience and visual designers, system configurators, application developers
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Ganesan Chittharanjan

Superpowers for the Industrial Worker

Greg Petroff, Chief Experience Officer at GE, spoke at SAP about designing for the harsh conditions of industrial use cases.
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Esther Blankenship

Designing the Future of Degree Planning

“There is, perhaps, no college decision that is more thought-provoking, gut wrenching and rest-of-your-life oriented—or disoriented—than the choice of a major.” (Eric St. John, 2000) Abby is a senior at the University of Kentucky. In a few months, she will graduate with a major in Integrated Communication Studies (ICS) and transition into a full time […]
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Prerna Seth

Prototyping a Better Future

At the 4th SAP Design Talk, Professor Dr. Gesche Joost talked to over 1000 SAP employees about the Internet of Things and the democratization of tools.
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Esther Blankenship