From: Joshua A. Andler <scislac@gm...> - 2009-12-23 19:22:45
On Wed, 2009-12-23 at 20:01 +0100, Krzysztof Kosiński wrote:
> > Krzysztof, could you *please* go in and fill out the details for the personas you invented?
> > http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Improved_Media_Management#Personas
> Done, though I don't know how is this relevant. Do things like what
> those imaginary people do for a living, or how old they are affect the
> implementation of media management features?
Age & occupation gives one an idea of how well they may adjust to
change. Generally speaking, younger and less "formal" people adjust much
more easily. Not joking, the attorney that I used to work for didn't
know that in Windows that you can MOVE the windows around the screen...
and she was a computer user since the 3.1 days. She couldn't work that
change into how she operates a computer.
Occupation helps determine what type of expectations they may have going
into something. My old co-workers expected things to work how they
expected them to work (which was all different, seemingly based on
It gives an idea of their potential level of experience with this type
of software. A 20 year old construction worker has much less experience
than a career 50 year old graphic designer when it comes to a graphics
application. The same goes for if it was a 20 year old graphic designer
vs a 20 year old construction worker. It should also be noted that this
is also why side interests and hobbies matter... that 20 year old
construction worker may have been a graphics hobbyist for a long time.
I can keep going, but I hope this is illustrating the point well enough.