That is what Martin Wezowski (Chief Designer, SAP SE), former boss and friend, told me a lot. I guess the statement does not originate from him, but he is quite right. Design means sketching a hundred ideas (for the trash bin) in order to find one that is really good. But that is worth it and often more fun than it sounds right now. You can find some of my wasteful activities, that are not classified under a non-disclosure agreement, below.
Together with my colleague Konrad I wrote a book chapter in the new Springer book "Gamification in Education and Business" (2015) , where we examplarily applied the principles of gamification to the area of corporate ride sharing. In the course of the work we designed wire frames for a gamified mobile ride sharing app that gives you environmental challenges to solve, a personal profile page and a good overview of available cars if you are looking for a ride.
Idea/concept/ux design: Konrad Röpke/Stef Huber
Visual design: Konrad Röpke
During my time as mentor in the social impact lab I also helped out with the design of a human rights portal, called Irrepressible voices.
Idea: Linda Walter/Isabell Gahren
Concept/ux design: Linda Walter/Isabell Gahren/Stef Huber
Visual design: Alessandro Sposato
This is the first bunch of the SAP secret UX method cards that I designed together with my colleagues Carolin and Vera for SAP's UX day, where they were distributed among 300 German-based designers. You can find an article about this event here.
On the front sites you can find the name of the method, an illustrating image and an estimation about the duration, required people and level of expertise needed to conduct this method. On the back sites of the method cards we placed a short explanation of the method and an QR-code for further details.
Idea/concept/ux design: Carolin Klimek/Stef Huber
Visual design: Vera Legisa
Photos: Vera Legisa
In order to store the Method Cards away I worked on an origami paper case that I iterated about a thousand times - that is at least how it felt. I tested several times with colleagues (thanks to Tao and Martin, poor guys) who had to follow the instructions and fold the paper over and over again. In the end it just wasn't good enough, so we left it aside.
Idea/concept/ux design: Stef Huber
In December 2014 a special XMAS celebration event took place at SAP’s Berlin location. Tao, Konrad, Thomas, Thomas and myself (all user experience designers from the Berlin office) prepared colored stickers that we put under the drinking glasses in the SAP cafeteria to surprise our colleagues. We furthermore created XMAS motifs on the glass windows (painting circles) that made it easy for our colleagues to find the right spot for the stickers.
People walking and driving by the office at Rosenthaler Straße 30 could see SAP Berlin’s XMAS greetings until December 29th, 2014 on the front windows. Read the full article with more pics here.
Idea/concept: Tao Li/Stef Huber
Visual design: Tao Li
Photo: Konrad Röpke