Scene Generator

Tools
Lens: Type:
Scene Generator:

Random actors and activities, with my compliments.

a gas station at night

The scene generator creates random actors (contexts, people, and design) and activities. It has a wide range of uses. Educators can use it to randomly generate content for a project or assignment. Practicing designers can use the scene generator as a brainstorming tool to help them consider a wide range of aspects that can affect what should be designed. Anyone can use it as a party game.

Have fun designing for rich experiences!

A Setting

man driving a car
Activity

Let’s take an Uber ride back to your hotel after dinner.

Location
San Francisco
Laws
Normal traffic laws
Size: Context
Small sedan
Non-User Actors
Other passengers
Available Resources
Air conditioning. Windows
Time
As long as it takes to get to your destination.
Interconnections
Traffic based on the time of day.
Hierarchy
If the driver is chatty, it will keep you from checking Pinterest.
Social Norms
Be polite. Small talk.

Describing the Persona

Random aspects served up to create a persona's characteristics.
Caution: these are randomly generated, so some aspects may contradict one another. Ignore the aspects that don't make sense.

Self Characteristics

Age 25 Years Old

25 Years Old

Characteristic
Sex female

female

Characteristic
Race Black/African American

Black/African American

Characteristic
Gender Identity transgender

transgender

Characteristic
Size: People 6′ 3″ (1.9 meters) Tall

6′ 3″ (1.9 meters) Tall

Characteristic

Relational Characteristics

Sexual Orientation gay/lesbian

gay/lesbian

Characteristic
Relationships has 8 siblings

has 8 siblings

Characteristic
Knowledge expert car mechanic

expert car mechanic

Characteristic

The Persona's Behavior

Random aspects served up to create a persona's behavior.
Caution: these are randomly generated, so some aspects may contradict one another. Ignore the aspects that don't make sense.

Habits Checks phone every time there’s a notification

Checks phone every time there’s a notification

Behavior
Loses track of time

Loses track of time

Behavior
Movements Fiddles a lot

Fiddles a lot

Behavior
Personality Quiet and contemplative

Quiet and contemplative

Behavior

Experience-Level Aspects

Random aspects served up to create a persona's experience-level aspects.
Caution: these are randomly generated, so some aspects may contradict one another. Ignore the aspects that don't make sense.

Bifocals

Aspects of experiences that can be seen using common methods.

Attention Interested

Interested

Bifocals
Attitude believes they can do it well

believes they can do it well

Bifocals
Subjective Norm Supervisor disapproves

Supervisor disapproves

Bifocals
Abilities Fifth grade reading level

Fifth grade reading level

Bifocals
Language Always a friendly tone

Always a friendly tone

Bifocals

Magnifying Glass

Aspects of experiences that are hard to see so they must be inspected up-close.

Intention very determined

very determined

Magnifying Glass
Role leader

leader

Magnifying Glass
Culture Mexican

Mexican

Magnifying Glass
Values Keeping hands clean

Keeping hands clean

Magnifying Glass

Stethoscope

Aspects of experiences that are the heart of an actor.

Sensations Sore throat

Sore throat

Stethoscope
Mood Frisky

Frisky

Stethoscope
Self-Concept I can’t make a difference

I can’t make a difference

Stethoscope
Worldview Life‘s a bitch and then you die

Life‘s a bitch and then you die

Stethoscope

Sources

References and sources that support the inclusion of this Aspects of Experiences for Design component.