Join this free, online openSAP course ‘Be Visual! Sketching Basic for IT Business’ and start learning the very basics of sketching. By applying the practice-oriented tips and tricks in this course, you’ll gain the confidence to present your ideas visually.
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Language: English
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Course information

Course Summary

Sketching helps you to communicate abstract ideas and transform them into tangible artifacts that can be further explored and validated. With their low fidelity, sketches provide room for interpretation and invite discussion. Sketches also are a starting point for iteration.
Many companies, such as Google, have come to recognize sketching as a powerful communication tool that can be used not only within a team, but also when collaborating with customers.
The openSAP course ‘Be Visual! Sketching Basic for IT Business’ starts with the very basics of sketching. By applying the practice-oriented tips and tricks in this course, you’ll gain the confidence to present your ideas visually. From basic shapes and handwriting to creating storyboards and screen sketches, you’ll be able to use these techniques whether at a flipchart, whiteboard, or at your desk.

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Course Characteristics

Course Content

Preparation week: Get your materials ready
Week 1: Sketching Basics and Writing
Week 2: Flow Charts and Screen Sketches
Week 3: Materials and Objects
Week 4: People and Storyboards

Target Audience

  • Everyone who wants to gain confidence in communicating visually. The content is related to the IT business, but valid for all kinds of disciplines.

Course Requirements

There are no prerequisites.

Previous Versions of This Course:

Previous versions of this course are available here:
Be Visual! Sketching Basics for IT Business (Edition Q1/2017) (February 20 through March 21, 2017)
Be Visual! Sketching Basics for IT Business (Edition Q3/2017) (September 6 through October 12, 2017)
Be Visual! Sketching Basics for IT Business (Edition Q1/2018) (February 6 through March 14, 2018)
Be Visual! Sketching Basics for IT Business (Edition Q3/2018) (September 11 through October 17, 2018)
Be Visual! Sketching Basics for IT Business (Edition Q1/2019) (March 5 through April 10, 2019)
Be Visual! Sketching Basics for IT Business (Edition Q4/2019) (November 8 through December 11, 2019)

Course contents

  • Material and Settings

  • Week 1:

    Sketching Basics and Writing
  • Week 2:

    Flow Charts and Screen Sketches
  • Week 3:

    Materials and Objects
  • Week 4:

    People and Storyboards
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This course was rated with 4.39 stars in average from 465 votes.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a record of achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a confirmation of participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Johanna Wittig

<p><em>Senior User Experience Designer</em></p>

<p>As a member of the UX team at SAP, Johanna Wittig focuses on developing new ideas and concepts for interacting with business applications. </p>

<p>Throughout her professi...</p>

Anja Fehlau

<p><em>Design Strategist and Design Thinking Expert</em></p>

<p>Anja Fehlau is a design professional with 15 years of experience in IT research and innovation. She has been involved in diverse projects ranging from ...</p>

Tatjana Borovikov

<p><em>User Experience Design Expert</em> </p>

<p>Tatjana Borovikov is a design professional with over thirteen years of hands-on experience in diverse industries such as education, finance, marketing, and manufactu...</p>

Joerg Goeppert

<p><em>Development Architect</em></p>

<p>Jörg Göppert is a member of a multidisciplinary team that focuses on innovations around SAP Fiori.</p>

<p>The proof-of-concept projects he works on use Design Thinking. This highly...</p>

Ingo Rues

<p>Ingo Rues is a strategic design consultant currently focusing on envisioning and materializing the next level user experience. He has been innovating, creating, and designing concepts with users’ n...</p>

Martina Schuh

<p><em>Former Director Design and POC Development</em></p>

<p>Martina Schuh led an innovation team of developers, designers, and other roles. The team shaped the SAP Fiori experience by running projects that enable ...</p>

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