As a new member of the SCN Collaboration team, it’s a great pleasure to join the Blog It Forward Chain. It’s been a fun way for me to learn about so many SCN members and really gives me a sense of the passion, energy and enthusiasm in this community.
Over the nearly four years I have been at SAP, I’ve had the privilege to work with some very talented colleagues on SAP.com, the SAP Employee Network, SAPHANA.com and the recent re-launch of SAP PartnerEdge. Now that I’ve had a chance to get more familiar with the SCN community, I can see that this is where the fun is, and I am looking forward to engaging on a new level.
The most fun project I recently worked on was to redesign SAP’s internal newsletter template. The fun came from working with a talented, passionate team, taking a user-centered approach, and the opportunity to have a real impact – all within a super accelerated deadline that helped drive us.
The best lesson my parents taught me is to be empathetic. Since I was one of four girls, it was their way of helping us care for each other and communicate with each other to solve problems rather than just being dramatic to get our way.
If I were an animal, I’d be coming back as my dog, Macho. Macho is a Great Pyrenees and a hysterical, fluffy, fun-loving, playful dog. He is a source of endless giggles to my family, and I admire is playful spirit, ability to win over people, and the love of life he imparts to his people and animal friends everywhere.
Me with Macho as a puppy…
… Macho grown up dressed up by my children
And a few more points of interest…
A fun fact about me is that I am an identical twin. Amy lives 2 hours away in central Pennsylvania, but she’s planning to move back to the NSQ neighborhood soon and I can’t wait! Two hours maybe only seems far if your twin – it might as well be the moon to me. My dream is to job-share with her some day (and before announcing it, see if any local colleagues notice.)
If I was 20 again, I would have gotten an art degree in addition to my psychology degree. I always loved to draw, but convinced myself a psychology degree would be more practical. I should have done both! Since then, I have taught myself Adobe Illustrator and enjoy drawing comics as a way to communicate technology and user experience best practices.
So it won’t surprise you that if I was given a full day every week to do whatever I felt like, it would be to illustrate comics that inform, amuse and inspire colleagues on business and technology topics, such as the importance of user centered design and tending to the user experience. This one was part of a “what not to wear” lesson for colleagues delivering video messages.
Blogging it forward to…
The questions I ask of you are:
– How do you think the way you were raised affects your Career?
– What do you enjoy most in your work and why?
– Recommend resources of information that helped you in your work
Please compose your own blog. Title it “Blog it Forward – Your Name”. Provide a link to this blog as the origination of your participation, and enter the link to your blog in the Blog It Forward Chain once you post it. You can learn about the participation in the Blog It Forward Community Challenge posted by Moshe Naveh.
Thanks in advance for participating, I can’t wait to read your posts!