Sara Majid is a 23-year-old living in Kitchener, Ontario. She recently graduated from the University of Waterloo where she studied psychology and human resources management. She is currently attending her second year of Master of Information studies, focusing on Information Systems Design and User Experience. Due to her multidisciplinary background and work experiences, she sees herself working in IT consulting and project management roles. Besides her school and work, her passions include spending time with family and friends and motivating others to reach their goals and become the ideal version of themselves. She is also a dog mom to her shih tzu & yorkie mixed, Toby, and she enjoys spending her early mornings playing outside with her good boy.
Why did you get involved in this project?
This project was introduced to me in my knowledge management course and I took it on as it was a mandatory assignment grade.
Did the one week turn-around for the work help or hinder your creativity?
I believe that the time pressure slightly hindered my ability to provide quality media as I had a lot of questions about the project itself and needed guidance from instructors.
How did you feel about working on a project where you didn’t know who you were collaborating with?
It was a great experience as it allowed me to not be afraid to be spontaneous with my submissions or afraid of being judged as I did not know who the team was, it was different, and a nice change.
Has being involved in the project changed your thoughts on creativity?
Being involved in this project changed my thought process in that I was required to take whatever words that were given to me and give media. This part was initially tricky because I would have liked to have collaborated with the person that wrote them to see if we had different understanding of the words. However, it allowed me to be less dependent on what other people thought and give media based on how I interpreted the sentence.