In my introductory article about situation handling, I explained how software can help business users to deal with unexpected business issues.
However, the real power of situation handling unfolds you apply the concept to an entire ERP system. In this article, I want to discuss several aspects of integrating situation handling with the SAP Fiori design system.
A design system consists of a set of interconnected components. It aims at making product adoption efficient and cohesive across different platforms and devices.
The concept of situation handling has a dual role. On the one hand, it is a product that adopts…
The business world is full of situations. You miss your train to the office and need to reschedule a meeting. A colleague calls in sick, putting a major project milestone at risk. Or a supplier can’t fulfill your order, leaving you to find a workaround.
What do these situations have in common?
It’s no wonder that whenever you encounter a situation like this, you’ll tend to feel uncomfortable or even stressed. It disrupts your usual routine — although you’re still operating within your…
Smart assistants already have the potential to make our lives much easier. Why, then, are a significant number of people are still using Amazon Alexa as just a kitchen timer? Like them, I bought Alexa full of expectations, excited by the opportunity to try out my first personal AI assistant. Now, a year later, Alexa has become little more than a media player for my son. Though we do use it every now and again as a kitchen timer.
So why has Alexa, like Siri and Google Home, still not managed to become my real digital assistant? Does it lack…
One of the guiding design principles for intelligent systems is to empower end users. If we want people to trust machines, we must share information about the underlying models and the reasoning behind the results of algorithms. This is even more vital for business applications, when users are held accountable for every decision they make.
It is a common misconception that artificial intelligence inevitably means 100% automation. Movie producers would have us believe that AI is going to control absolutely everything — a Skynet scenario à la Terminator. So, if you design and implement an AI system, should you fear this or just ignore it? Is there a roadmap for intelligent automation of a specific system?
This blog belongs to the SAP Design series about intelligent system design.
The introduction of SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation in 2017 opened the door for a new generation of intelligent enterprise systems. With it, people can create, run, consume, and maintain machine self-learning apps. The foundation connects developers, partners, and customers to machine learning technology through the SAP Cloud Platform. The main challenge here, from a design perspective, is to understand the impact of these new technologies and to come up with a reliable design system for these intelligent applications.
How does machine learning impact the user interface (UI)…