Tag: UI design

Now open! Copywriting: Improve User Experience One Word at a Time

This award-winning course, Copywriting: Improve User Experience One Word at a Time, has reopened at openSAP, providing you with an additional opportunity to improve your copywriting skills for your website or app. The words that you use throughout your app or site are just as important as the interaction and visual design. But the words – […]
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Claire Donelon

Free Course: Design Your First App with Build

This free open online course will help young people to get started with designing and developing apps and software. This course will help you to develop your own “Design Thinking”. You’ll learn how to use a free and fun prototyping tool called Build. The course has been especially designed for young people interested in technology, […]
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Claire Donelon

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

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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What is a Persona?

A persona is a description of a typical user for a particular use case or scenario. It goes back to 1998, where personas were first introduced by Alan Cooper as a design tool and grew in popularity in the software industry rapidly from then on. Personas, as we use them today, can include different characteristics and […]
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Carolin Flesch

What is a Mock-Up?

If you look up “mock-up” in a dictionary you will find several explanations. The one that fits best to a mock-up in the context of UI design is “It is a life-size model”. You could also say that a mock-up is an imitation, but one that comes before that actual product, not after. While looking […]
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Hanna Kieser

Designing Friction into User Experiences

In the last decade digital has transformed from something cool and curious to simply becoming a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives. This transformation has happened so fast and so invisibly that we haven’t had time to stop and reflect on how our digital interactions link to our physical lives. Many concepts we use to […]
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What is Interaction Design?

Consider this: a product is not complete until a person uses it. A chair is not complete until someone sits down; a shopping website, not until someone orders something. My first design teacher chose this idea to make a point: the product is there to be used by a person. What does he want to […]
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Clare Johnson

Why is UX so hard for some developers?

Creating great software is hard. It’s one thing to create software that works. It’s something else to make software that people love. This difference is where many software projects run into problems. Here is how one developer on StackOverflow described the problem: Some of us just have a hard time with the softer aspects of […]
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What is Usability Testing?

A usability test is a method for validating prototypes and designs with actual end-users. In simple terms, a usability test is a one-on-one structured session between a moderator and a test participant as the participant performs a set of predefined tasks with a prototype or system. It does not involve a group discussion or observations […]
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Carolin Flesch