I am a generalist by nature, and a specialist when I need to be to understand how a specialty fits into the big picture. A jack-of-all-trades, master of some.
Although I have worked under many “flags of convenience” (such as Solution Designer, Knowledge Manager, Systems Engineer) over the years, I do my best work, and feel most at home, in the white space between disciplines and functional areas, regardless of title.
I have a keen ability to grasp the value (or not) of new technologies and have been thinking in bits since the early days of the Web, exploring the possibilities of digital thinking beyond the simple translation of analog processes into a “digitized” version.
I bring a human-centered approach to all of my work, striving to co-create solutions to organizational problems that result in successful outcomes for all stakeholders.
I have had opportunities over the years to share my thoughts and ideas in a wide array of contexts and events. Here are videos of a few of them
- EMWCon 2016 – Two talks about how we use MediaWiki and Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) in a large enterprise
- JiveWorld 2017 – A presentation with the Chief Warrant Officer of the US Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps on how we designed and implemented JAGConnect, the Community of Practice for the JAG Corps.
- World Usability Day 2017 – A panel discussion on the topic IEP as tool for inclusion in support of the 2017 WUD theme of Inclusion through UX.
I have found over the years that what I do and learn in life can be applied to what I do in work, and what I learn from doing my work can help me in my life. Here are some of my favorite and most successful doings and learnings from over the years. (Note: filling in the details of these projects is an on-going activity.)