Susan

Susan

Graduate Student

"speak softly, swing a big kettlebell"

Susan, a 22 year old Asian American university exchange student and citizen web user is studying sociology. She has a small fellowship to move to a university in England for a year of her PhD to look at particular population statistics for her thesis. Susan has never traveled abroad and while she has lived away from home for three years, has only lived in dorms while at university so will be looking for an apartment.She knows that she would like to be relatively near her school, in a safe neighborhood, a place that is fairly cheap, and that will support short-term renting or subletting Besides being an a student scholar, susan also loves to play frisbee and swing kettlebells. While being a regular facebook user and twitter consumer, she does not suffer technology lightly.

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  • Name Susan
  • Age http://personas.mspace.net/wiki/Special:URIResolver/22
  • Gender Female
  • Ethnicity Asian-American
  • Relationship Single
  • Occupation Graduate Student (4 years)
  • Online Experience (5/5)
  • Technical Experience (4/5)

Goals

Find somewhere to live with easy access to the Uni in Southampton before getting to Southampton

Likes

kettlebells , mobility , university life , learning new things

Dislikes

"stupid people"

Can be found

in the park playing ultimate; in the library at Stanford

Needs

Assistance in finding an appropriate place to live with the least stress possible.

Prefered brands

lucy activewear , vibram five fingers

Usual Dress

Casual, sporty, name quality

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Name Susan
Age 22
Ethnicity Asian-American
Gender Female
Relationship Status Single
Occupation Graduate Student
How Long Doing Occupation 4 years
Likes kettlebells, mobility, university life, learning new things
Dislikes "stupid people"
Goals Find somewhere to live with easy access to the Uni in Southampton before getting to Southampton
Can be found in the park playing ultimate; in the library at Stanford
Focus quote "speak softly, swing a big kettlebell"
Background Susan, a 22 year old Asian American university exchange student and citizen web user is studying sociology. She has a small fellowship to move to a university in England for a year of her PhD to look at particular population statistics for her thesis.

Susan has never traveled abroad and while she has lived away from home for three years, has only lived in dorms while at university so will be looking for an apartment.She knows that she would like to be relatively near her school, in a safe neighborhood, a place that is fairly cheap, and that will support short-term renting or subletting

Besides being an a student scholar, susan also loves to play frisbee and swing kettlebells. While being a regular facebook user and twitter consumer, she does not suffer technology lightly.

Motivation To be the best student and physical trainer possible; to get the most out of her time abroad as possilbe
Needs Assistance in finding an appropriate place to live with the least stress possible.
Preferred Brands lucy activewear, vibram five fingers
Technical Skill Level (0-5) 4
Online Experience Level (0-5) 5
Usual dress Casual, sporty, name quality
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Persona Authors mc schraefel, Daniel A. Smith
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Susan Scenario:

Susan’s exploration through the data is iterative. She begins her search by a general ``student apartments in Southampton and explores a number of listings of apartments, and services to return more results. However, as Susan is unfamiliar with the areas listed, it becomes difficult to use the sites that require her to pick an area. For example, she asks ``how's Shirley, Portswood or St. Deny's compared to Bassett for safety? She is also finding it time consuming to work through questions like ``how close is the nearest (pharmacy/grocery store)?, ``how good is public transportation?, ``where are laundry facilities, ``parking, ``traffic. ``What are the people like who live in this neighborhood?  How noisy is it typically?  Crime? How conservative/liberal?  Wealthy? How close is it to the city center? To the Uni?

 As she does not yet know other students at the school she cannot see where others like her live. She has found the university's student letting page, but these too only list locations for flats rather than information about the neighbourhoods. While ideally a local expert would help synthesise much of this information if one can be found (similar to getting the ideal search result that returns the perfectly complete document), there may also be gaps in one expert's knowledge. For instance a Caucasian student may be less aware of the fact that a particular area that is otherwise student friendly has been the site of a series of attacks on Asian students. That data might be a deciding factor between two equivalent areas. 

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Age22  +
BackgroundSusan, a 22 year old Asian American univer Susan, a 22 year old Asian American university exchange student and citizen web user is studying sociology. She has a small fellowship to move to a university in England for a year of her PhD to look at particular population statistics for her thesis.

Susan has never traveled abroad and while she has lived away from home for three years, has only lived in dorms while at university so will be looking for an apartment.She knows that she would like to be relatively near her school, in a safe neighborhood, a place that is fairly cheap, and that will support short-term renting or subletting

Besides being an a student scholar, susan also loves to play frisbee and swing kettlebells. While being a regular facebook user and twitter consumer, she does not suffer technology lightly.
r, she does not suffer technology lightly.
Can be foundin the park playing ultimate; in the library at Stanford  +
Dislikes"stupid people"  +
EthnicityAsian-American  +
Focus quote"speak softly, swing a big kettlebell"
GenderFemale  +
GoalsFind somewhere to live with easy access to the Uni in Southampton before getting to Southampton  +
How Long Doing Occupation4 years  +
Likeskettlebells  +, mobility  +, university life  +, and learning new things  +
MotivationTo be the best student and physical trainer possible; to get the most out of her time abroad as possilbe
NameSusan  +
NeedsAssistance in finding an appropriate place to live with the least stress possible.
OccupationGraduate Student  +
Online Experience Level (0-5)5  +
Persona Authorsmc schraefel  +, and Daniel A. Smith  +
PictureSusanPhoto.png  +
Preferred Brandslucy activewear  +, and vibram five fingers  +
Relationship StatusSingle  +
Technical Skill Level (0-5)4  +
Usual dressCasual, sporty, name quality  +
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