A community site that brings end-users, designers, IT Leads, Line of
Business heads, customers, partners, and others in the broader SAP ecosystem
together to discuss and share ideas about bringing new and beautiful
user experiences to SAP customers.
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Co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe explains why experience matters.
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Resources: Guidelines, papers, and more
Editions: Collections of SAP- and UI-related articles
05/23/13: Human Memory Is Fallible...
05/22/13: SAP's UX Strategy
05/21/13: The Design Way (book review)
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The SAP User Experience Community has been launched in November 2012. It is designed to bring end-users, designers, IT Leads, Line of Business heads, customers, partners, and others in the broader SAP ecosystem together to discuss and share ideas about bringing new and beautiful user experiences to SAP customers • Visit the SAP User Experience Community
SAP's UX Strategy Read about our new user experience strategy in an article by Esther Blankenship, User Experience Evangelist at SAP. You can also download a short brochure describing the strategy, which consists of the three pillars: new, renew, and enable.
Book Review: The Design Way We live in a world, which, on the one hand, has been shaped by natural forces and according to natural laws but which, on the other hand, has been shaped through human activity to such a degree that, as the authors of The Design Way write, "scientists have begun to label the present epoch as the Anthropocene era." They explain that "as human beings, we continuously create things that help reshape the reality and essence of the world as we know it. When we create new things ... we engage in design." The authors, however, bemoan the fact that "design has remained surprisingly invisible and unrecognized in the world at large." They point out that their book, The Design Way, is an attempt to change this, making the case for design as its own tradition by "delivering what has been missing, namely "writing a book about the philosophy of design" and "formulating its fundamental core of ideas."
Password Usability: To Protect or Prohibit? We are required to use an increasing number of user names, passwords and PINs in our daily lives. We use them for logging on to computers and networks, specific applications and websites, bank cards, mobile phones and even entry door systems. In this article, Rikke Friis Dam from IDF explains "What you should take into account when designing password input forms."
How to Increase Online Sales? In this short article, Rikke Friis Dam from IDF explains that "making customers register before they checkout is a barrier to purchase" – and provides some evidence for it.
Progressive Disclosure How can you best provide a lot of information without overloading the user? One possible answer to this question is Progressive disclosure. In her article, Rikke Friis Dam not only explains this technique from the very beginnings of graphical users interfaces, she also points out that mobile has breathed new life into it.
Spring Editorial 2013 – Overview of SAP's Design and UX Activities in 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).