A couple weeks ago, I had the chance to have my daughter with me for bring-your-child-to-work day.Since I was taking the Build Your Own SAP Fiori App in the Cloud course, I thought it would be a good idea to let her go through the design thinking and prototyping phases described in Week 2. I’ll let her explain how this worked for her.
My name is Eloïse. I am 10 years-old and in 6th grade at Carver Middle School in Miami.I really didn’t know what to expect today because I know my dad works with computers, but that’s about as far as it gets. So it was cool to start with the videos explaining Design Thinking and Prototyping. We talked a lot about that slide that explains what design is. It’s hard for me to decide what I want to do later, because I like science, and languages, and art. Well, I know I want to be a teacher but I don’t know what topic and what grade(s). The school district is really pushing for STEM classes, but if they added Art, it would give it some STEAM ;o)
After the videos, dad said I should try to design my own application. I didn’t know what Persona to use because I never worked in a business. He said I should try to solve a problem I have. I quickly decided to build an app to track assignments and grades for middle-school students. I hate bad grades and teachers use all sorts of systems to give out their assignments. Some use the school-provided application (Dadeschools.net), so use a paper sheet they give at the beginning of the period, others use OneDrive, etc. It’s very hard and stressful to keep track and make sure I don’t forget anything, miss an assignment, and get a Z for not returning my homework.
So, we did some Design Thinking like in the videos, with post-it notes and a white board. I really liked that part.
Then, I used the Prototyping Kit Powerpoint that was in the course to create a mock-up. Dad absolutely wanted to help with the alignments, but I did most of the work.We even had fun with the name of the French History teacher. See for yourself 🙂
Overall, it was a pretty fun day. I wish we had more time to really create a mock-up with the software, so I can show my friends and teachers how cool assignments could be. And that way, maybe I’ll be the youngest SAP Mentor ever!