What did I learn?
1. I can be a UX designer! 💖
This internship was my first UX job- initially, there was a bit of a learning curve. It was my first time working in Agile Scrum, and collaborating with our Product Owner, Scrum Master and development team. This internship gave me confidence to keep going in my UX career!!
2. Design systems are fun ⚙️
One of the biggest challenges I overcame was navigating SAP’s extensive design systems. (SAP actually has 2!) It was the very first design system I had really seen and used, but this experience made my realize just how much I enjoyed exploring and working with design systems!
3. Learn the language of your developers 💬
I learned a lot about design-development workflows (and their many ups and downs 😅)! What helped our team most was handing off designs with clear documentation and keeping very open lines of communication!
I introduced our agile team to the Fiori design system, encouraging best practice use of components, colour styles and text styles within our UI libraries.
4. UX maturity starts with U (haha) 💪
I gravitated towards UX advocacy and education within the Partner Engineering team, despite being just an intern.I created presentations and guides to our org about our UX team’s process, the importance of user research, and getting UX a seat at the decision-making table.
This led to an overall increase in our team’s annual UX maturity score, along with getting buy-in from every product owner in Partner Engineering!