SAP Design Guild Newsletters 2013

Updated: November 27, 2013

Newsletters: 103 | 102 | 101 | 100 | 99 | 98 | 97 | 96 | 95

Nothing gets lost at the SAP Design Guild. Here is the archive of our newsletters from 2013. Older newsletters can be accessed through the links in the navigation on the left.

Note: The last SAP Design Guild newsletter was sent on November 27, 2013.

 

SAP Design Guild Newsletter – November 2013 (No. 103)

In our last newsletter, we would like to inform you of the following additions to the Website:

  • We published our concluding editorial in the Community section:
    • Final Editorial: Thank You and Good-Bye!
  • We added the promised two book reviews to our Books & People section:
    • Microinteractions by Dan Saffer
    • Information Visualization, Third Edition by Colin Ware
  • There are three new articles in our UI Design Blinks column:
    • A Tour de Force of Designers in the Software Realm
    • A Lesson from Colin Ware's Book Information Visualization
    • And our final Blink: Thank You and Good-Bye!
  • And last but not least, we added new desktop motives to the Goodies section:
    • Fall in the Kraichgau 2013, Part 1 and Part 2

Since I will retire at the end of November 2013, I would like to say good bye and once again thank all our visitors most sincerely for their trust in and loyalty toward the SAP Design Guild Website!

Editorial work on the SAP Design Guild Website will cease at that date, because there will be no successor for me. The SAP Design Guild Website will, however, remain available as a resource for a certain period of time as seems appropriate.

My colleagues have a message that I would like to forward to you: Meet you at the SAP User Experience Design Community!

SAP Design Guild Newsletter – October 2013 (No. 102)

In our second-last newsletter, we would like to inform you of the following additions to the Website:

  • We offer a new story about the evolution of SAP's UX strategy:
    • Evolution of SAP's UX Strategy
  • We added a number of articles exclusively to our new highlight topic Information Visualization
    (we consider adding them to the design tidbits as well):
    • Introduction to Information Visualization
    • A Brief History of Information Visualization – Part I • Part II
    • Examples of Computer-Based Visualization Techniques from the 1990s
  • We published a two-part design tidbit about VisualEyes and included it also in the highlight topic:
    • VisualEyes: Introduction and First "Hands-On" Experiences – Part I • Part II
  • In the Goodies section, we published a glossary that we also included in the highlight topic:
    • Information Visualization – Glossary
  • There are four new articles in our UI Design Blinks column:
    • Keyboard Shizophrenia...
    • Milking the Wooly Sow for Eggs
    • Making Life "Easier" on Vacations?
    • With a Smile on His (or Her) Face…
  • Finally, we added a few quotes from Colin Ware to our quotes page in the Goodies section.

Book reviews: A preview of the review of Dan Saffer's book Microinteractions (Appendix) will be available hopefully by the end of the week. The final version will appear in the first half of November. There is one book left in our review pipeline: Information Visualization, 3rd Edition by Colin Ware. The review will hopefully be finished by the end of November.

I would like to remind you that I will retire at the end of November 2013. Since there will be no successor, editorial work on the SAP Design Guild Website will cease at that date. The SAP Design Guild Website will, however, remain available as a resource for a certain period of time as seems appropriate.

My colleagues have a message that I would like to forward to you: Meet you at the SAP User Experience Design Community!

 

SAP Design Guild Newsletter –  August/September 2013 (No. 101)

 We would like to inform you of the following additions to the Website:

  • Today, we published our summer editorial for 2013, which has two announcements to make:
    • Summer Editorial 2013 with Two Announcements
  • The first announcement in the editorial refers to a new highlight topic Information Visualization that we also published today:
    • Visit the overview page of the highlight topic Information Visualization
    • Read the overview article
  • We published a new Design Tidbit that is also included in the highlight topic:
    • Biomimic Infographics
  • In the Books&People section we published:
    • A review of Bill Ferster's book Interactive Visualization
  • There are three new articles in our UI Design Blinks column:
    • Swinging Between Designing the Big and the Small Things
    • Coffee Machines, the Burdens of Experience, Resulting Mental Models, and a Lack of Attention – and the Role of Design
    • Suggestions for Expanding Don Norman's New Version of His Book The Design of Everyday Things
  • Finally, we added four quotes from Dan Saffer to our quotes page in the Goodies section.

Please note that a few articles in the highlight topic were not complete at the time of publication: We will add them to the collection in due course.

Currently, we have two books in our review pipeline (Microinteractions by Dan Saffer; Information Visualization, 3rd Edition by Colin Ware). The reviews will hopefully be finished this autumn.

Now to the second announcement in the editorial! I would like to let you know that I will retire at the end of November 2013. Since there will be no successor, editorial work on the SAP Design Guild Website will cease at that date. The SAP Design Guild Website will, however, remain available as a resource for a certain period of time as seems appropriate.

My colleagues have a message that I would like to forward to you: Meet you at the SAP User Experience Design Community!

 

SAP Design Guild Newsletter –  July 2013 (No. 100)

In our 100th(!) newsletter, we would like to inform you of the following additions to the Website:

  • We co-published a new design tidbit:
    • Error Handling (by Rikke Friis Dam)
  • In the Books&People section we published :
    • A review of Milan Guenther's book Intersection (including an appendix and a glossary)
    • A short presentation of Dan Saffer's book Microinteractions and added it to our book list.
    • We also added a few new book to our book list.
  • There are three new article s in our UI Design Blinks column:
    • A Journey across Touchpoints at Heidelberg Main Station
    • iPad Dog Salon (by Nina Hollender)
    • An Introduction to Milan Guenther's Book Intersection (a little bit longer than in the review...)
  • Finally, we added two new quotes from Bill Ferster to our selection of quotes in the Goodies section.

Currently, we have two books in our review pipeline (Interactive Visualization by Bill Ferster, Information Visualization 3 rd Ed. by Colin Ware). The reviews will hopefully be finished in autumn.

 

SAP Design Guild Newsletter – June 2013 (No. 99)

 We would like to inform you of the following additions to the Website:

  • We co-published a new article by Rikke Friis Dam in the Stories section:
    • Crossing the World on Bike to Improve User Experience and Education
  • In the Books&People section we published:
    • A short review, or better, a sneak preview of Janaki Kumar's and Mario Herger's new book Gamification at Work (written by Rikke Friis Dam); we also prepared a short presentation of the book and added it to our book list.
  • There was a "flood" of five new articles in our UI Design Blinks column:
    • Another Sneak Preview of the Book Gamification at Work
    • A Few Books and Links for Familiarizing Oneself with Charts and Dashboards (Data Visualization)
    • Some Books and Links for Familiarizing Oneself with Information Visualization
    • Design Guidelines with a Backup in Research – Are There Any?
    • Modern Technology Is so Fast! At least, in Theory...
  • Finally, we made various updates in the Goodies section (for example, we added some quotes)

Currently, we have three books in our review pipeline. The first review should be ready around mid-July, the other two reviews will hopefully be finished in autumn.

 

SAP Design Guild Newsletter – May 2013 (No. 98)

We would like to inform you of the following additions to the Website:

  • We co-published three new articles, a story, and two design tidbits:
    • SAP's UX Strategy (story)
    • How to Increase Online Sales? (design tidbit)
    • Password Usability: To Protect or Prohibit? (design tidbit)
  • We published in the Books&People section:
    • A review of The Design Way ( Harold G. Nelson and Erik Stolterman) including an appendix
    • Two new book presentations ( Colin Ware: Information Visualization, Third Edition; Harri Oinas-Kukkonen & Henry Oinas-Kukkonen: Humanizing the Web – Change and Social Innovation ); we also added both books to our book list
  • W e published a new article in our UI Design Blinks column:
    • Human Memory Is Fallible…
  • Finally, we published a German translation of the System Usability Scale (SUS )

 

SAP Design Guild Newsletter –  April 2013 (No. 97)

 We would like to inform you of the following additions to the Website:

  • We published four new articles, an editorial, a story, and two design tidbits:
    • Spring Editorial 2013 – Overview of SAP's Design and UX Activities in 2013 (editorial)
    • SAP Sponsorship Provides Free Textbooks that Enable Better Software (story)
    • User Experience and Experience Design (design tidbit)
    • Progressive Disclosure (design tidbit)
  • W e published two new article s in our UI Design Blinks column :
    • SAP Sponsors the Interaction Design Foundation (IDF)
    • Spring Awakened My iPad – and Old Questions
  • We are still busy with reviewing the book The Design Way by Harold G. Nelson and Erik Stolterman, but we added already a n extensive appendix , including a glossary, a tabular overview of the book, and more, to the Books&People section. Perhaps we can manage to publish a draft review by the end of this week (before my vacation)…

We would also like to inform you that SAP will be an exhibitor at the CHI 2013 conference in Paris, France (April 27-May 2, 2013). Positions are available, so come by booth 7 to meet Michelle Clary and Bernard Rummel and find out how you can join SAP's dynamic team of user experience and design professionals.

 

SAP Design Guild Newsletter – March 2013 (No. 96)

 We would like to inform you of the following additions to the Website:

  • We published one new article in our UI Design Blinks column :
    • More on Multiple Skyline Graphs
  • In the Books&People section we added:
    • A new book review(New Smart by Howard Rheingold; with an extensive appendix)
  • In our Goodies section we added:
    • Two new glossaries in one page: Online Community and Social (Media) Network Glossaries
      (These glossaries were collected from two book reviews (Net Smart and Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL). We hope that they are more prominent this way.)
    • Five new quotes from Harold Nelson and Erik Stolterman to our Quotes collection, which now reached a total of 100 quotes.

We would also like to inform you that SAP has become the first main sponsor of the Interaction Design Foundation (IDF).
Read more on IDF's sponsoring page.

 

SAP Design Guild Newsletter – January/February 2013 (No. 95)

We would like to inform you of the following additions to the Website:

  • We published three new articles in our UI Design Blinks column:
    • A New Approach to the Gamification of Websites – Finding the Relevant Content
    • Bill Caemmerer on Multiple Skyline Graphs
    • Is the iPad – or Any Other Tablet Computer – a Productivity Tool?
  • In the Books&People section we added:
    • A new book presentation (Intersection by Milan Guenther); we added the book also to our book list.
  • In our Goodies section we added:
    • Two new pages with desktop motives: Mostly Natural Patterns 2011-2012 – Part 1 and Part 2
    • New quotes from Howard Rheingold to our Quotes page
    • We also updated a number of links on various pages and added new ones.
  • We prepared a new UI events page for 2013.
  • Last but not least, we updated our job offers (new visual designer position in Germany).

 

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