8 programming design principles
Dear community, a few days ago I received a message about the blog 8 Programming Design Principles for App Building” on Twitter. The blog made by SAP Press is an adaptation from a section of the book “SAP Lumira, Designer Edition: The Comprehensive Guide“. Although I have no experience with SAP Lumira so far, as an ABAP developer, I like the recommendations of the blog and I like to share them with you 🙂
Here is the list of the design principles for a first impression:
- Don’t make users think
- Don’t make users wait
- Manage user focus
- Emphasize features
- Keep it simple
- Use conventions
- Get the most out of screen room
- Utilize international business communication standards
Please check the original blog for the description of the principles. It’s really worth it.
Some design principles made me rethink my own work as a developer. The power of these simple statements lies in the fact that everyone connects other thoughts and experiences with them. So I like these principles because they are overarching and not specific to a programming language.
For example, presenting the right data in an ALV is always a challenge for me (see my last blog). When I read “Don’t make users wait”, I thought of this blog. Because if you have to wait, you should visualize it 😉 “Keep it simple” is one of my favorites. Sounds simple and is incredibly difficult to respect. Enough said, enjoy reading.
Best regards and please stay healthy
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