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 […]
In late November, about 140 early talents from all over Germany gathered at the Rhein-Neckar Arena in Sinsheim, close to SAP’s headquarters in Walldorf, to experience SAP – the company they have joined during the last two years – as part of the P&I Early Talents develop&&impact Program. On day one, Sibylle Barz (P&I ET […]
When the SAP AppHaus in Heidelberg celebrated its first birthday, we held a retrospective with the entire team of the SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center to look back and to discuss what could be improved. This is when the topic of feedback crystallized and we realized, that we can do a lot more to learn […]
Learn more about how SAP and the Heidelberg University Hospital joined forces to significantly accelerate and simplify cervical cancer screening in fragile infrastructures, starting in Kenya, powered by SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
The world of soccer has long since opened up to the power of technological advances. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim a German Bundesliga club has developed a reputation as a leading innovator. Buoyed by the popularity that the “Footbonaut” ‒ a training machine for sharpening ball-control and response skills ‒ enjoyed among its coaches and players, the […]
From January to September 2015 approximately 65,000 refugees requested asylum in the German state of Baden-Württemberg (where Walldorf and Heidelberg are both located) but the total number of refugees in the state is even higher as many are not yet registered (https://www.lpb-bw.de/fluechtlinge_baden_wuerttemberg.html). By end of the year, the state of Baden-Württemberg expects to receive close […]
When SAP Fiori 2.0 won the prestigious Red Dot Award for design excellence, it was truly a dream come true. The Red Dot Design Award is one of the most widely recognized professional design competitions worldwide, and SAP was presented with the top award in the fiercely competitive “design concept” discipline. But just as remarkable […]
At the first SAP Design Talk, designer Jason Mayden (Nike, MarkOne) kicked off the new series with words of wisdom on overcoming obstacles to success. “At Nike, we always set ourselves what we called a BHAG. That stands for big, hairy, audacious goal,” Jason Mayden recalled from his days as Senior Global Design Director for […]
About 500 guests showed up at the AppHaus Heidelberg and the SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center (DCC) following the open house invitation last weekend. On Friday, September 25, the AppHaus was only open for SAP employees, while its doors were open to the wider public on Saturday, September 26. Anyone who wanted to learn about […]
In this exclusive interview with SAP News, Maricel Cabahug, Senior Vice President of Global Design and User Experience at SAP, shares her thoughts on winning the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for SAP Fiori 2.0, and how SAP is transforming business application design for the digital economy.
What is the reason that so many innovative products from Silicon Valley are so successful?
Apple, Google, Facebook, Tesla, AirBnB, Uber you name it …launched innovative and incredible successful products. I have a theory.
The Pre Conference Seminar “Turn User Experience into reality” session has the goal of showing you the opportunities of creating a UX strategy at your own organization. Design Experts from SAP Design and Co-Innovation Center together with customers who already started this ux journey will share their experiences. You will also get an update on […]
On September 2, 2015 the “Your City, Your Ideas – New Heroes in Rhine-Neckar” competition officially kicked off in the SAP AppHaus Heidelberg. In this competition, the crowdfunding platform SPONSORT has joined forces with the SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center, Volksbank Kurpfalz, and the cities of Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen, and Mannheim to search for people with […]
In 2013, Coca-Cola HBC turned to the SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center (DCC) to open a web channel. After the implementation, Coca-Cola Hellenic asked their end-users about their experience with the new web channel design and made a video capturing it. Coca-Cola HBC is one of the largest bottlers of the brands of the Coca-Cola […]
Together with the Vereniging Nederlandstalige SAP Gebruikers (VNSG) user group, colleagues from the SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center (DCC) hosted an intensive and highly productive SAP Fiori UX Design Workshop on June 8 and 9 at the SAP Netherlands office in ʼs-Hertogenbosch. The workshop, based on the user-centered design approach, had the main goal to […]
The SAP AppHaus in Heidelberg welcomes about 3000 visitors a year – people who come to do business with SAP, be they customers or partners. Many of them react with surprise when they enter our space. When we ask them about the reason for their reaction, the answer usually is that „this doesn’t look like SAP.“ „But what were you expecting?“, we ask.
The SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center (DCC) has a mission: to make design a priority at SAP. “SAP is not perceived as being a leader in design,” explains Matthias Langholz, Strategic Design Consultant at the DCC. “In fact, quite the contrary. Our main aim is to change this with interesting design projects that show that […]
Europe’s largest competition to find the leaders of tomorrow is a joint initiative of Bertelsmann, E.ON, McKinsey & Company, Porsche, and SAP as well as manager magazin, n-tv, Spiegel Online and the career network e-fellows.net as media partners. This year’s finalists have acquired an essential skill for their future positions: Design Thinking. And SAP has […]