Introducing the SAP Fiori UX Design Challenge: Anyone Can Participate, Winners Get Free iPads

September 16, 2014 Bob Caswell

FioriandopenSAP3.pngIn case you missed the news, openSAP is offering a course right now called Introduction to SAP Fiori UX, a course based on the latest SAP Fiori rapid-deployment solutions recently released. For those unfamiliar, openSAP is SAP's version of the "Massive Open Online Courses" philosophy on education. These courses are conducted entirely online with materials accessible from any device. Plus, discussion forums have been provided for easy access to SAP experts. Oh, and all this is free!


In this just started SAP Fiori UX (short for User Experience) course we are trying something new: an optional design challenge open to anyone interested. We are calling it the SAP Fiori UX Design challenge, and here's how it works:


We have released two short videos (available as part of this openSAP Fiori UX course) which cover the topic of SAP Fiori UX Design specifically. You'll learn how and why SAP Fiori was created in the first place and then also be given some guidance on how you can apply the same design approach SAP used internally to create a mockup of your own Fiori-like app.


You pick any SAP scenario you are interested in that involves SAP transactions (for example, scenarios involving submitting, managing, or viewing approvals, leave requests, or sales orders), and then submit your own idea showing how you think SAP Fiori UX could make this scenario a more delightful and simple experience.


No previous design experience is required and anyone can participate. Your submission is really about telling a short story in whatever format and style works best for you. You'll also have access to additional resources, such as the SAP Fiori Design Best Practices Guide (taken from the SAP Fiori Design rapid-deployment solution) and the SAP Fiori UX Prototyping Kit.


All entries must be submitted before October 20, and the top three will each win a free iPad Air! For more details, check out the challenge introduction page (requires free openSAP account) as well as the FAQ. As always, feel free to ask questions or comment below. We hope you enjoy the experience and look forward to seeing what you come up with.


Best of luck!

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