1) 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?

In general, the time in tutorial is not enough for thorough interviewing and creating persona. I interviewed one person and she interviewed me only. We then merged the interview data with the other pair. As the questions are different, it was hard for us to to combine and compare some points of data. We then asked additional questions to fill in the gap. This is understandable as we collected data with questions in mind but might need time to review the answer to explore different aspects of the person’s behavior further. The commonality between 4 people is enough to create a coherent persona.

2) Do you think your final persona(s) was successful in generating empathy with users?
What would you change to make it better?

I think the persona is generic so it’s not strong enough to have a solid idea of who the person is. More question should be asked about the person’s hobby, personality so I can feel more connected to the person, and therefore have more empathy. “Why” questions will be more useful.