Monthly Highlights from the SAP User Experience Community – July 1st
You might think that June was somehow dedicated to helping our readers avoid design mistakes. Not only do we have three new additions to our #designmistakes series, but we also have a post from an external guest to help you avoid mistakes when creating dashboards. All that plus a lot more!
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Now, here are the month’s highlights:
In Learn the basics about design and user experience:
- #designmistakes – Not Caring about What Users Want by Hanna Kieser. In an ideal world, “caring about what users want” should be true and self-evident for everyone. Isn´t caring about our users at least as imperative?
- #designmistakes – Overcomplicating Things by Marcus Holger Erb. When we don’t keep it simple, straightforward tasks often become more complex and complicated than they need to be.
- #designmistakes – Assuming Users Will Read the Manual by Saskia Guckenburg. The best UI is no UI, but if you do have to create a UI, try to make it as easy to use as possible.
- 10 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Creating Effective Dashboards by Trang Nguyen. In addition to all of the ‘should-dos’ related to dashboard design, there are also some ‘better-not-dos’ that you should follow.
In Skill up on design and user experience:
- 3 Tips to Foster a Culture of Innovation at Work by Janaki Kumar. Wish your organization was more innovative? Here are three tips that could help you be an effective change agent at work.
- Use the Hierarchy of Decision-Making for Designing Precision-Targeted Dashboards by Trang Nguyen. A well-designed dashboard can help decision makers track every single aspect of business performance – past, present, and the prognosticated future. But it needs to be well-designed.
- Why a Closed Loop Team Develops Better Products by Hanswerner Dreissigacker. Time pressure, tasked divided up into sequential processes and handed off from one role to another, teams scattered around the getting your project down? Find out about a better way.
- A Recipe for Leadership by Janaki Kumar. This essay gives a holistic view of leadership, based on Janaki’s decade-long experience of leading creative teams.
In Participate in improving products with SAP:
- Sign up NOW for SAP Fiori Customer Interest Group! by Eva Holz. The SAP Fiori Customer Interest Group is open to every customer interested in working with us on defining and improving SAP Fiori.
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