In my blog, Understanding Digital Engineering with Comic Books, I wrote about cartoonist Scott McCloud’s wonderful explanation of how comics allow one person to convey an idea to another person or audience. One of the goals of digital engineering is the same: ensure what an organization is building resembles what it wants through the presentation of visual and other information among its people.
Digital engineering transforms engineering enterprises through the integration of digital technologies, engineering model expertise, and multidisciplinary knowledge into a digital ecosystem. Because I enjoyed McCloud's book, Understanding Comics, so much, I convinced my friends at the SAIC communications team to help me boil down digital engineering to a six-cell comic strip.
Our comic features our SAIC space avatar and a guest-starring appearance from a customer robot. What I like particularly about this comic strip is the customer robot is the real hero of the story. The SAIC space avatar provides critical digital engineering tools, but the customer robot scores the victory.