Updated: April 10, 2013
Editions offer article collections dedicated to a UI-related topic in the SAP environment. Highlight topics are collections of related articles that had been published on the SAP Design Guild before and are now offered under a common framework.
Below, you will find the latest editions and highlight topics that were published on the SAP Design Guild Website.
Published March 9, 2012
This twelfth edition of the SAP Design Guild, which has been published in cooperation with SAP’s Accessibility Competence Center in Walldorf, Germany, once again picks up the topic of accessibility. Our previous edition on accessibility, edition number nine, is more than six years old and starts to show its age.
This new accessibility edition has two focus points. Firstly, we report about SAP's activities in the accessibility field by presenting SAP's accessibility standard, testing procedures, and products status documents, in which SAP reports the accessibility status of its products. And secondly, we address more technical topics. The first article in this section is once again SAP-related and covers a new SAPGUI theme for users with visual impairments, called the high contrast black theme. The second one takes a look into the future of accessible internet applications, which might also be interesting for SAP. It motivates and discusses the emerging ARIA standard, with ARIA standing for "accessible rich internet applications".
Published July 7, 2011; updated December 22, 2011
We would like to continue the tradition of publishing highlight topics on the SAP Design Guild with a collection of articles focusing on the topic of how design can support sustainability. Sustainability has been a prominent topic in the "real" world for decades already. In recent years, this topic has also become more visible in the HCI community – reason enough to devote more attention to it on the SAP Design Guild Website.
This time, we released the highlight topic already at an early state, that is, with a collection of relatively few articles. We extended it in the course of the following months and closed the "active" phase of the highlight topic at the end of 2011.