Updated: April 23, 2013
The Editorials section collects articles that present the SAP Design Guild's editors' thoughts and experience.
April 23, 2013: In his 2013 spring editorial, our author provides a brief overview of SAP's activities in the UI design and usability field this year, such as conference activities, usability testing activities at user group events, as well as the sponsorship for the Interaction Design Foundation (IDF).
April 20, 2012: This editorial introduces the upcoming CHI 2012 conference in Austin, Texas, offers a preview of SAP User Experience's activities at the conference, and – finally – reveals a connection between the conference venue and the SAP Design Guild Website.
March 9, 2012: In the first editorial for 2012, our author announces the new Accessibility edition on the SAP Design Guild Website, provides an overview of SAP's sponsoring activities in 2012, and finally gives away a secret.
July 7, 2011: In the summer editorial, our author draws the readers' attention to two events: Firstly, to the two paper sessions at the DUXU 2011 conference that are being organized by SAP UX members and that already appeared in our SAP UI News; secondly, to the publication of our new highlight topic "Designing for a Sustainable Future", which has already been released – at an early stage – to support one of the two DUXU 2011 sessions, namely the one focusing on sustainability.
April 12, 2011: Five years after the CHI 2006 in Montreal, the CHI conference is returning to Canada and will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, famous for offering some of the most spectecular scenery for a city in the world. Our editorial describes the upcoming CHI 2011 conference, the venue, and SAP User Experience's activities at the conference.
March 30, 2011: At the end of March 2011, the 10th anniversary year of the SAP Design Guild Website will be over, and the Website will celebrate its 11th anniversary. We will also complete the 10th Anniversary Edition in time – or rather, nearly in time, because two articles are still in progress and may not make it into the edition by then. However, we regard this delay only as a minor issue. It reflects that in the real world, not all plans are put into practice as intended.
December 14, 2010: As 2010 draws to a close, the SAP Design Guild Website publishes a small wave of articles for its 10th Anniversary Edition. In this editorial, our author would like to touch briefly on the challenges we faced with the anniversary edition in the summer, spend a few words on the newly published articles, and provide a brief outlook on the 10th Anniversary Edition in 2011. Then he will take the opportunity to direct your attention to a new section on the SAP Design Guild, the UI Design Blinks, which has not been covered in an editorial yet. He will close this editorial with a glimpse at the first ideas for the SAP Design Guild Website in 2011.
May 7, 2010: "For the first time in its history, the UPA conference will travel to the heart of Europe," proclaims the UPA 2010 website – namely, Munich, Germany, where it will be held from May 24 to 28, 2010. And it’s also coming to the home country of SAP! While SAP is now a multinational company with more than 95,000 customers in over 120 countries, it was founded in 1972 in Walldorf, Germany, where its headquarters still reside – about 300 km (or 200 miles) from Munich. Being so close to the conference, SAP User Experience (SAP UX) feels a strong pull to participate and will do so in a number of ways. In the editorial, our authors will take a brief look at SAP UX's upcoming activities at the conference.
April 8, 2010: Ten years ago, on April 1, 2000 the SAP Design Guild Website was opened to the public. In this editorial, long-time team members Christine Ronnewinkel and Gerd Waloszek want to say thank to the visitors of the site, look briefly look back in the site's history, and provide a brief outlook of the future.
March 3, 2010: In less than a month's time, the SAP Design Guild Website will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The SAP Design Guild team decided to celebrate this anniversary in a special way, namely by cumulatively collecting articles in an "anniversary edition" throughout the anniversary year. In this editorial, the team announces the edition.