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?
The process of forming a persona is fun, firstly we conducted interviews between two of us. We gathered the information that we need. And then we form together into the group of 4 and shared the information we had to try find the things in common. Our group were interested in shopping .
There are actually enough to form a coherent persona considering the four of us actually shared a common cultural background and we both had similar experience since all of us were architecture students. I think that this similar life experience we shared in common helped a lot when we were trying to form a coherent persona. But I think when we are conducting our own research, we should be able to get a broader interviewee group, where the difference between each interviewee can be drastic to make the research more thorough.
2. Do you think your final persona was successful in generating empathy with users? What would you change to make it better?
Yes I surely think this persona is helpful. It sort of felt like we were using the information to build a living human being. But yes the level of information we had was not enough, because the four of us shared so much in common concerning life experience, so it was hard for us to generate different ideas on such a general topic. So definitely to database for building a reflective persona should be much bigger and much diverse than this. And as for the level of details of the questions in the interview should be increased to help with generating empathy with users as well.