(click it to see our group persona in the week 3 tutorial class)

Q1.Describe your experience of creating personas from different users’ perspectives gathered in the interview data. Was there enough commonality between the 4 people interviewed to form a coherent persona? Or did it make more sense to create a second different persona?
-When creating a persona, we need to try our best to combine different interviewers’ needs. Because all of us are students and are at the similar ages, we have many general characteristics on motivations and opinions. It is not difficult for us to build a virtual character.
-I think four people are enough that can form one coherent persona. They would have diverse genders, cultural backgrounds and so on. So just synthesize the most representative features of them, then add some similar needs based on that can form a persona. And in my opinion, if the product is customized for some specific customers, two or three personas are suitable.

Q2. Do you think your final persona(s) was successful in generating empathy with users? What would you change to make it better?
-I think our final persona meets the requirements of empathy with users generally. For considering the virtual character’s occupation, we simulate her feelings, motivations that she may have. And the problems that she may face.
-Because the persona is not a real person, it does not exist in the reality. The real users’ needs would depend on many factors. Considering more circumstances can make it better.