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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this installment of our blog series about SAP CoPilot, we will explore in more detail the topic of natural language processing (NLP). The goal of NLP is to enable users to communicate with software in an intuitive way, that is to say, in languages that people use to talk to each other instead of […]
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” […]
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.
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 […]
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?
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Talking to a smartphone as if it were a person may seem strange at first, but chances are you will be getting the weather report, ordering a new laptop or requesting a day off with a chat bot pretty soon… if you aren’t doing so already. And this is just the beginning. Using natural language […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
- 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
“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 […]
Have you ever played the childhood game with your sibling or friend where you mirror their words and actions, much to their annoyance? Turns out that what you were doing was nature’s way to activate your mirror neurons and build your capacity for empathy! Empathy was the topic discussed at the Enterprise UX Meetup held […]
Flight simulations are an essential part of training pilots – it is impossible to learn from manuals and textbooks what hands-on experience can teach you. The Enterprise Resource Planning Simulation, ERPSim4HANA, from Baton Simulations is like a flight simulation with a twist – it allows you to operate a business in a virtual environment using […]
A phenomenal number of people in the world are affected by cancer, whether individuals battling the disease, their family and friends, or the medical specialists researching cures and treating patients. That’s why I’m humbled and grateful to be associated with the SAP Medical Research Insights solution, powered by SAP HANA, which recently won the highly regarded Red Dot Award for […]
The EBS Alumni Network is the alumni organization of the private EBS University (Wiesbaden/Oestrich-Winkel) with over 3,400 members in more than 30 countries. Since its inception in 1971, the EBS Alumni Community has evolved to one of the biggest promoters of the EBS with a cumulative financing volume of several million euros. With the EBS […]
In mid November, 250 people gathered right in the center of Berlin for the Service Experience Camp, Europe’s largest service design conference this year, to listen to international thought leaders, connect to other professionals, and to enjoy a festival-like atmosphere. This year’s theme was “struggling for change”, targeting participants from different disciplines including designers and […]
In this year in review we would like to share our biggest successes and greatest experiences with you. Since 2013 it is the mission of the Design & Co-Innovation Center to elevate the perception of SAP’s user experience and design. We have been focusing on working in a creative space, with the right approach and the […]
This is my personal story how each of us can make a difference in the refugee crisis. It only took me a few hours of my time, a couple of e-mails and phone calls and a handful of supportive SAP colleagues to change the life of the Iraqi refugee, Rami Al Khalidi. I hope you […]
Here’s a riddle for you. What do the cassette tape, electric shavers, neonatal intensive care units, 500 SAP employees, the Walldorf fire department and high-end Dutch furniture design have in common? The answer is that they all came together on stage at the second SAP Design Talk on November 12th. Maybe that wasn’t much of […]