Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Final Personas

Name: Linda Brown
Age: 52
Location: Gobles, MI
Occupation: Dental Hygienist
Favorite Website: yahoo.com
Quote: “If I can’t figure it out, I call my son—he hates that.”

Linda is 52 years old and just sent her last child off to college. While her earlier years were spent running between soccer practice and ballet recitals, she has gone back to work as a dental hygienist. She has recently had more time to focus on her hobbies since her kids have moved out, and takes advantage of all her free time devoting it to her hobbies include baking, sewing, and gardening. Two years ago a friend of hers gave her a healthy living book that inspired her to take up yoga, and live a more health conscience life style. She is still looking for the right place to buy her organic granola and produce because her biggest frustration is the outrageous prices of her new health food diet. She volunteers every weekend at the Nols Senior Center teaching a water aerobics class. She likes to shop for locally made products because she feels that it is important to support the local economy. She has some experience with computers, although she would not consider herself an expert. Linda also owns two dogs that she enjoys taking on walks in the park with her husband. Linda likes to read during her spare time, while having a cup of tea.

Name: Patricia Collins

Age: 68

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Internet experience: Limited

Internet uses: E-mail

Favorite Website: AOL

Occupation: Retired

Quote: “Show me what I want, when I want it!”

Don’t let her appearance fool you-- Pat is a fierce woman! This former Miss Tennessee winner has retired back to her home town in Michigan with her husband, William. She knows what she likes, and gets what she wants! She attributes her energy to her excellent diet and exercise. Pat has 8 grandchildren who live within an hour of her and she loves getting visits from them. She is the Chairwoman of the Oak Hills country Club Woman’s Group and has no problem speaking her mind. Three words often used to describe this woman are Firecracker, delegator, and sociable. She is famous for her yearly silent auction that benefits the Michigan Park Service where she auctions only local and organic products. Pat gets extremely frustrated and gives up quickly while on the Internet. Because of this, she tends to stay off of it as much as she can.

Name: Katherine Kline
Age: 20
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Occupation: Student at Western Michigan University

Katherine is a full time student at Western Michigan University where she is majoring in Fine Arts with a minor in Computer Science and Technology. She enjoys gardening and painting. Katherine always works out first thing every morning by going for a quick run. She listens to indie rock and likes going to see her favorite local bands perform. She is very health conscious and makes sure to eat healthy. One of her favorite foods is yogurt and granola. Katherine updates her facebook everyday and uses myspace to keep up with her favorite bands. She follows local artists on twitter. Katherine would someday like to open her own Art Gallery where she can display and sell her paintings.

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