INTERVIEW: Jessica Yu

INTERVIEW: Jessica Yu

This month I sat down with Jessica Yu whose last name I sometimes interchange with Bourne or Wick. As a modern-day renaissance woman, once she learns to fly a helicopter, she’ll be one of my first picks for an apocalypse survival squad. Without her, ITK would have...
INTERVIEW: Daniel Hulter

INTERVIEW: Daniel Hulter

This week, ITK is chatting with Daniel Hulter who we came across on LinkedIn. On separate occasions Dan Ward and I saw Daniel’s posts and were inspired to reach out and connect. One of Daniel’s recent posts asked the community about upskilling and training personnel...
Let’s All Eat Cake

Let’s All Eat Cake

Team Toolkit recently did an experiment. We observed, we learned, and were humbled. We want to do it again, and in this story we’d like to share it with you. As we mentioned in an earlier blog post, our team celebrates unsuccessful endeavors with Failure Cakes. A week...

The User Centered Design Challenge

Why is being user-centered such a challenge in the DoD? I first asked myself this question while working Human Systems Integration (HSI) as a Systems Engineer for a large defense contractor. As I explored this difficult topic, I realized I might have more luck driving...
What Makes A Good Problem Solver?

What Makes A Good Problem Solver?

If you ask anyone on the ITK team (or really most people I work with), they’ll tell you I am always sharing articles. I recently came across this article about one person’s progression from sweeping floors to executive leadership, and instead of just emailing it to...