Session 7 :: Family Tree

15 mins: 
Online Discussion Week 3 :: Alternative Futures

15 mins
Discussion questions OLI page 16.

Not a question – but a comment. This documentary feels fairly in line with Lauren Berlant’s book Cruel Optimism. LAUREN BERLANT Interview

  • 5-minute discussion 
  • 1-minute reports

10 mins: Overview of three-generation persona families

  • (a) resource to contextualize personas from a design thinking perspective & from a futures thinking perspective. 

  • (b) what is a three-generation persona family? How might you go about making one? Let’s do some reverse engineering. 

Recap: Today we began to describe who might be people in a future scenario. You began to trace where these families came from. What stories, events, and forces of change shaped them. As you look out into possible futures you’ll reflect on how such forces of change might impact your three generation persona families. We focused on three generations so you can see how forces of change and major events affect multiple generations and not just one target user.

Homework: OLI page 18 due before class make sure to upload in-class assignments by midnight before class.

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