Tag: SAP Design Guild

Simplifying for Usability

“With the ever growing spread of computers into our daily lives, software application design is more and more focusing on untrained and casual users. These users have very different requirements from professional users who for a long time dominated the business scene. Developers need to take this new breed of users seriously and design applications […]
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Team SAP UXC

Good-Bye, SAP Design Guild

As part of an SAP-wide initiative to reduce the number of contact points between SAP and interested parties, we must say good-by to the SAP Design Guild website. From the time of its launch in April 2000, the SAP Design Guild was SAP`s go-to site about design and user experience. Initiated by Peer Hilgers from […]
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Team SAP UXC

Book Reviews (User Interface, Graphic, and Web Design)

In this post, you will find links to the almost 70 reviews of selected books on user interface design, graphic design, and web design that were written for the SAP Design Guild from 1999 to 2012. Although a few of the books (and their respective reviews) might show their age, many are as interesting and […]
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Team SAP UXC

Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) – Part 2: ARIA

The first part of the article discussed the need for complex Web controls, presents various Web content types, and explains why there is a need for something better than current solutions offer – this is where ARIA comes in. This second part of the article introduces ARIA itself and describes its specifications, basic concepts and […]
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Stefan Schnabel

Accessibility and User Experience

This post summarizes key facts about accessibility at SAP, and provides links to further resources on accessibility that were previously published on the SAP Design Guild.
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Nicole Windmann

A Brief History of Information Visualization – Part I

This two-part article takes a high-speed journey through the history of information visualization, mostly by presenting outstanding examples. Part I of the article takes a look at the pre-computer era, while Part II looks at more recent history and discusses the impact of the computer and the Internet on information visualization. It also presents a […]
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Gerd Waloszek

A Brief History of Information Visualization – Part II

This two-part article offers a brief history of information visualization, mostly by presenting outstanding examples. Part I of the article takes a look at the pre-computer era, while Part II looks at the more recent history and discusses the impact of the computer and the Internet on information visualization. It also presents a list of […]
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Gerd Waloszek

Links on UI, Web, Graphic, and Information Design

Usability | Web | Design | Typography | Information Architecture | Game Design Here we compiled links to Websites covering UI, Web, graphic, interaction, and information design. Do not take the classification too seriously – there is a large overlap between the different sections. If you know interesting links, please tell us. Note: We cannot […]
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Gerd Waloszek

Introduction to Design Thinking

Design Thinking is one of the more recent buzz words in the design community. In this introductory article, I will investigate what Design Thinking is, what its main characteristics are, and take a look at the process and the methods associated with it. I will also take a brief look at the history of Design […]
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Gerd Waloszek

Vision and Visual Disabilities – An Introduction

Vision is our dominant sense. Computers and computer software make even more prominent use of the visual sense than human beings. Therefore, one should know that a considerable fraction of the human population has visual impairments and what the causes for the common impairments are.
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Gerd Waloszek

The SAP Accessibility Standard

SAP cares about the needs of its customers and communities and strives for making its products more accessible to people with disabilities. Regarding accessibility, the software development at SAP is based on clearly defined requirements and processes, which are described in the internal SAP Accessibility Standard. The SAP Accessibility Standard was first introduced in 2002. […]
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Nicole Windmann

New High Contrast Black Theme in SAP GUI for Windows 7.20

This article gives some general information about High Contrast Black and explores the new High Contrast Black theme for SAP GUI for Windows in detail. It describes which principles have been considered in the design of this new High Contrast Black theme and how it can be activated.
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Josef Köble

SAP’s Accessibility Product Status Documents

Providing accessible products or applications is no longer seen as something optional in the recent years. In order to promote the awareness in the area of accessibility, a lot of activities have been introduced in many parts of the world and the turning point of this awareness is seen in the adoption of Convention on […]
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Nicole Windmann

Accessibility Links and References

This page provides a number of useful links in the context of accessibility. It is not an exhaustive list, but is meant to complement the articles on accessibility that were previously published on the SAP Design Guild.   Laws & Regulations United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Section 508 Homepage (Section508.gov) […]
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Gerd Waloszek

Accessibility Legislation – an Insight

Note: This page is not intended to be a complete discussion of the complex issues on this topic, nor is this resource intended to be the “final word” regarding the changing regulatory and technological environment. This page should not be construed as legal advice or opinion on specific facts. Today, access to Internet and Intranet […]
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Nicole Windmann

R/3 History in Screen Shots

R/2: Terminal Screens | R/3 Version 1.0 | R/3 Version 2, 2.1 | R/3 Version 3, 3.1 | R/3 Version 4 | R/3 Version 4.6 | mySAP.com Workplace   This page illustrates the evolution of the R/3 user interface, starting with terminal-based R/2 screens – R/2 was the predecessor to R/3 – and ending with […]
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Gerd Waloszek