Wants & Needs Analysis

After creating personas, we conducted a wants and needs analysis exercise in class.

Background and Purpose

The participants were our classmates, who had no background knowledge of thesaurus construction, TiddlyWikis, or the TiddlyWiki Thesaurus. We kept this in mind when constructing our focus question, and asked, "In an ideal world, what (in terms of software) would you want or need to organize 500 terms in a meaningful way?" We collected some useful results despite the fact that our participants were not from our target user group. General themes witnessed here were confirmed in later, more targeted study efforts.


All team members participated in preparation and the construction of the question. I acted as the facilitator during the exercise, and Khue Duong acted as scribe. Other team members took notes.

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Wants & Needs Analysis