Textual description of persona 1 – Designing Tactile Schematics – Design

Textual description of persona 1


Quote: “I’ve done okay with understanding my new course work but I want more options.”

Goals & Needs: Needs to keep up with intro course work, wants to find options for low light perception, supplementing auditory descriptions

Variables on Spectrum from 1-10 (1 = low, 10 = high)

Finger Sensitivity: 7

Finger Size: 2

Braille Fluency: 3

Learning Style: Nonvisual and Auditory, leans more towards Non Reading and more towards tactile.

Electronics Experience: Brand new

Vision: Low vision

Bio: Amanda just moved away from home, for the first time ever, to begin undergrad at a large university. Until this point, they relied on resources at their high school to ensure they understood their classes. Now, they’re more independent and curious about other options that could be available within a larger organization. They’re moving to Interactive Digital Media at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, where they’re excited to get more hands on experience building their own creative technology. They Arduino learning curve is steep and their courses are fast-paced. They find themselves feeling like a deer-in-headlights, looking at their work load, wondering how they’ll finish all their homework in time. They have some light perception, but fine detail is harder to perceive. They schematics in their class’ blog are difficult for them to figure out on their own. They typically rely on computer image descriptions, but are open to other methods, as long as they are efficient.

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