Audience and Markets

Moving forward with my thesis research I will be interviewing user groups. Currently I begun interviewing individuals about objects that are meaningful in their lives. Asking questions such as: What one object would you save in a fire? What one object could you not live without? What one object do you want to be remembered by? I am interested in trying to determine what makes an object meaningful or valuable to us. Is it old, heavy or expensive? Did we buy it, earn it or inherit it? To conduct this research I have broken my user group into four distinct groups that interact with objects very differently.Collectors, hoarders, borrowers and minimalists. I will develop these personas over the course of my user interviews. Please let me know if you can recommend any interviewees that fit one of these personas!