Swancon 2016 @ Pan Pacific Hotel,

Timetable | Tags | People

Personas -- A tool for increasing diversity in SF

From Friday 12:00 until Friday 13:00 (60 Minutes)

Participants: Cathy Cupitt

Tags: Does Not Need Moderator, presentation, Academic

The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education developed a suite of personas to represent students from disadvantaged backgrounds. They were designed to be used as a tool for solving complex resourcing and policy issues, based on real demographic information and interconnected issues that real students engage with, without exposing confidential student data. Investigate how these personas could also be used by writers as a tool for character development, and including nuanced characters from diverse and/or imagined backgrounds in their work. Full abstract is online at https://2016.swancon.com.au/content/academic

Hamersley North (Small Panel Room)