Sample Scenarios

Remember Justin?  Well if you do not remember him than make sure to check out my post on Sample Personas, so you can get to know him 🙂

In my last post on Scenairos I stated that:

 Scenarios describe how users accomplish their tasks in a specific context and also provide examples of usage. Scenario is a description of one or more users interacting with with the system under specified conditions.

Now it is time to make these terms more concrete with two real situation scenario examples:

 

Scenario 1:
As you may have noticed by now, Justin is a hardworking person and is constantly busy since he is working on a fast-pace environment. He is currently working on a project that includes a bunch of people and a lot of calculation. He needs an application that could help him get through these procedures quickly as time is limited and he will need to share the results with hes colleges by Monday.

 

Scenario 2:
Jusin is using Pomodoro Timer to focus on his tasks and be more time-efficient. He set his work duration to last 40 minutes combined with 15 minutes break after each work duration. Justin is planning to spend his 15 minutes breaks listening to his favorite music and checking the latest news on his favorite news pages and social media.

 

These are some real situations that Justin might be facing in his everyday work. In order to accomplish these tasks he would need to use different GNOME applications and extensions like: A spreadsheet program(LibreOffice Calc), music playing application(Rythmbox), a web browser(Firefox), mail client (Evolution) ect.

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One thought on “Sample Scenarios

  1. These are great scenarios. Scenarios tell us how and why they use the software. So a sample scenario is a short description (usually a paragraph) of why this persona is using the software.

    And that’s what you’ve done here. You’ve provided some very realistic examples of why someone might interact with GNOME. In the first scenario, you wrote “[Justin] is currently working on a project that includes a bunch of people and a lot of calculation. He needs an application that could help him get through these procedures quickly as time is limited.” You suggested later that he might use a spreadsheet program.

    In your second scenario you have a typical developer interaction: a “sprint” for development, then a break.

    These seem like typical tasks. When we get to the usability test, we will likely focus on GNOME-only applications. For example, GNOME Web instead of Firefox. But the scenarios remain the same.

    Good job!

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