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FIORI Tiles - What's in store for the future ?

Though this is a technical question, Today being Friday, I did not feel like heading to the tech forums and wanted to keep this informal.

The other day our user experience manager walked up to me and said how many tiles do we have in our launchpad. I said around 50. The next question, What happens when we have 200 tiles ?

Is SAP thinking in this direction ?. Will we see a UX overhaul when customers start building tiles in the hundreds ?

I'm guessing the idea of tiles was inspired by Windows 8, Will SAP follow Microsoft's direction with the usage of tiles ( like displaying a few tiles in the start screen and showing micro tiles in recently used, alphabetical sorting/grouping)?

Let me know your thoughts.

Have a great weekend.

Cheers,

Sai

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6 Comments

  • Feb 02 at 07:48 PM

    I think you will be happy with the direction of the Fiori 3 design concepts and plans outlined in the Roadmap (search for Fiori https://www.sap.com/products/roadmaps.html).

    This upcoming design was introduced at TechEd last year with the Lightning Talk session LT144, and the Vegas recording also includes a link to the slides on the lower right hand side of the screen: https://events.sap.com/teched/en/session/41243

    I would encourage you to follow and keep and eye on community posts by Thomas Reiss

    • Feb 06 at 05:33 PM

      Thank You Jeremy :-)

      I've just start reading the road map documents and feel excited about this already.

      • Bookmarked Roadmap Link
      • Started Watching the LT144.
      • Following Thomas Reiss
  • Feb 05 at 05:06 AM

    Fiori 3 looks very beautiful, promising and has all different tile sizes and stuff.. But what about the performance..? The current Fiori 2 launchpad will be very slow if you have 200 tiles.. You have an option which enables to show group wise and by clicking on the group then only we will see the tiles related to it.. But still I found it to be slow.. (I hope it will have that Table lazy loading kind of feature in future)

    But if we think about it again, do we really need 200 apps for a single user..? I guess not and that is where the role based principle comes into picture... If we want to in some exceptional case then we have this Overview page where we can group some more apps and we will not assign those apps to group so that the user will not see them in the launchpad tiles and he will only find them in the Overview page..

    BR,

    Mahesh

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