Three Generation Personas

The Three Generation Personas assignment focuses on: exploring intergenerational needs and dynamics between children, parents, and grandparents. For example, how might extended families in the future organize themselves given the rise in healthcare costs, decreases in public expenditures on social welfare programs, and decreases in social security expenditures? How might such forces play out in low-income families, middle-income families, and high-income families? How might such forces play out differently in European economies, African economies, South American, and Asian economies?

Step 0: Begin Three Generation Personas (assigned Wednesday September 24, due Monday September 29).

read (1) Wasserman, A. (2005) Scenarios and Personas in Human-Centered Innovation http://ixdcourse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/scenarios-personas.pdf

view trailer (2) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/movies/love-is-strange-stars-john-lithgow-and-alfred-molina.html?rref=movies&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Movies&pgtype=article

skim (3) Family of you http://ixdcourse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/ci-familyofyou_booklet-with-photos_051111.pdf

skim (4) WBCSD “Who are the sustainable consumers in 2050” http://ixdcourse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/wbcsd-workbook-final-05-03.pdf

step 1a: Brainstorm a plan for your persona family, what alternative future are they situated in?

step 1b: revise plan for your persona family, what alternative future are they situated in? (assigned Monday September 29; Due Wednesday October 1).

http://ixdcourse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/ci_personas_toolkit2.pdf

step 2: sketch mandala and prepare interview questions (assigned Wednesday October 1, due Monday October 6).
(1)Sketch out family tree
(2) sketch out 2×2 framework with two forces for the future where your family is situated.
(3) sketch out family timeline
(4) sketch mandala and prepare interview questions
http://ixdcourse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/ci_personas_toolkit2.pdf
(5) Fill out matrix for each persona. http://ixdcourse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/cscp-personas-dimensionsv1-0.docx

step 3: “interview” participants, synthesize data into mandala. (assigned Monday October 6, due Wednesday October 8).
Documentary | Frontline: Generation Like (56 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gmgXxB9QiA
      Documentary | Frontline: Two American Families (85 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLubV28PqpU
      Documentary | Frontline: Separate and Unequal (52 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRIGSRCbFZs

How does resilience play out in your personas families? http://www.100resilientcities.org/

step 4: draft of a day in the life (assigned Wednesday October 8, due Monday October 13).

step 5: write a family scenario (assigned Monday October 13, Due Wednesday October 15).

step 6: Turn in a document with A2 steps Wednesday October 15.

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