Visual design is a lot more than colors or icons. It’s about a system of colors, typography, layouts, icons, charts, and motions that requires a profound expertise in communication design. A thoughtful visual design system enhances the user experience and makes the brand recognizable. It brings the data forward and makes the content more consumable. […]
Creating a typeface is the job of type designers. You, as a user, do not have to care about the design details; the important thing is that you have a great reading experience. However, even non-designers face font choices nowadays, and we know why typeface and typography matter. The following might help you choose the right font for […]
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 […]
When I started in design at SAP nearly 20 years ago, there was more or less one design discipline: usability. Some people were more focused on accessibility, others on interaction design, and my group was focused on product design. But basically, we were all heaped into one big usability boat. Since then, I have been […]
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 […]
A user interface (UI) control is a visual element on a computer screen that helps humans to interact with the underlying software. (They are also sometimes referred to as “widgets.”) Examples of UI controls are buttons, checkboxes, links, tabstrips, charts, and windows, but there are many more that you probably use daily, but never gave […]
Three designers from the Design and Co-Innovation Center had the idea to create a series of six postcards which communicate SAP’s aim of humanizing software. At this point you might think: Relax, three designers – six postcards? But design doesn’t just fall from the sky. Follow them on their design journey!
Timo Bess is a visual designer for the SAP Business Suite and works at SAP headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. Since winning the internal design contest to create a responsive and beautiful design for the SAP User Experience Community, Timo is also responsible for the design of this site.
Why and How-to Run Letterpress Workshops in a Digital Enterprise. Designing business software and classic letterpress printing have more in common than you can believe. Below you will find why and how you could organize one in your company as well.
For those of you familiar with the SAP User Experience Community site, you will notice that quite a bit has changed here over the last couple of days. For you first-timers, let me just say “welcome”! If you are returning to the site, please note that all previous posts, and many new ones, are now […]
Colors Color is a primary and powerful ingredient of visual design. Designers create a color palette for a user interface (UI) to support the intent of the interaction, and to bring the personality of the brand to the application. There should always be a rational reason for choosing a color and they are mixed according […]