In this post, I shall describe a sample persona for GNOME. GNOME is a free and open source desktop environment. From GNOME’s website: GNOME 3 is an easy and elegant way to use your computer. It is designed to put you in control and bring freedom to everybody. GNOME does not identify a particular class of users – rather, it targets all users. As a result, the design vision for GNOME addresses an inclusive audience (Hall, 2014).
“It needs to be snappier!”
Job Title: Copywriter at W+K Delhi
Demographics: 27 years old, Has a Masters in Mass Communication, Married
At work: Aditya is creative and articulate, with a knack for crafting catchy taglines. He reviews and polishes copy written by his team, and also writes himself for important clients. As a team leader, he also manages the team assignments and deadlines.
Use of technology: Aditya is comfortable using a computer and is quick at picking up new technologies. He has LAN at work, broadband wifi at home and 3G for his phone and tablet. He uses cloud-syncing apps to keep himself up-to-date and also to have the freedom of working from anywhere (creative flashes don’t limit themselves to office hours!). He uses browser-based apps/extensions for seamless transition between all his different devices.
Use of GNOME: Aditya was introduced to GNOME by his wife (a developer) who is a FOSS enthusiast and has installed Fedora on their home computer. Being a quick learner, he is accustomed to finding his way around new secondary distros every month, but prefers familiarity while he works – which he gets using browser-based apps.
Hobbies: Aditya is an avid blogger and has a large number of followers on Twitter. He also likes baking, and has a large collection of dessert recipes.
(The image is AGPL licensed. Credits: Raghu Nayyar )