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About Your Tim




Tim starts work with answering emails one by one. Sometimes this backfires, if there is a second related message he hasn't read yet, but he doesn't mind sending a follow-up email.



Tim's Background and Skills


The technologies at Tim's new employer are new to him. Tim likes math and working with logic. he considers himself a numbers person.



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Tim (Timothy/Timara)

  • 28 years old
  • Employed as an Accountant
  • Lives in Cardiff, Wales
  • Tim loves public transportation. Tim knows several routes to get to work from home and always exploring ways to optimize trips into the office.Some nights Tim plays computer games with some online friends. Tim starts work with answering emails one by one. Sometimes this backfires, if there is a second related message he hasn't read yet, but he doesn't mind sending a follow-up email.

    Background and Skills

      The technologies at Tim's new employer are new to him. Tim likes math and working with logic. he considers himself a numbers person.

      Tim works as an accountant and is comfortable with the technologies Tim uses regularly. Tim just moved to this employer 1 week ago, and their software systems are new to. Tim writes and edits spreadsheet formulas for work. During free time, Tim also enjoys working with numbers and logic. Tim especially likes working out puzzles and puzzle games, either on paper or on the computer.


    Motivations and Attitudes

    Motivations: Tim likes learning all the available functionality on all of his devices and computer systerms he uses, even when it may not be necessary to help his achieve his tasks. he sometimes finds himself exploring functions of one of his gadgets for so long that he loses sight of what he wanted to do with it to begin with.
    Computer Self-Efficacy: Tim has high confidence in his abilities with technology, and thinks he's better than the average person at learning about new features. If he can't fix the problem, he blames it on the software vendor. It's not his fault if he can't get it to work.
    Attitude toward Risk: Tim doesn't mind talking risks using features of technology. that haven't been proven to work. When he is presented with challenges because he has tried a new way that doesn't work, it doesn't changes his attitudes toward technology.

    Attitude to Technology

    Information Processing Style: Tim leans towards a selective information processing style or "depth first" approach. That is, he usually delves into the first promising option, pursues it, and if it doesn't work out he backs out and gathers a bit more information until he sees another option to try. Thus, his style is very incremental.
    Learning: by Process vs. by Tinkering: Whenever Tim uses new technology, he tries to construct his own understanding of how the software works internally. He likes tinkering and exploring the menu items and functions of the software in order to build that understanding. Sometimes he plays with features too much, losing focus on what he set out to do originally, but this helps him gain better understanding of the software.

    1Tim represents users with motivations/attitudes and information/learning styles similar to theirs. For more information, see http://gendermag.org/foundations.php