Scenario

Without plug-in

Zach leaves for work at 5:30am. Tonight, he wonít have to work a third shift, but he often does. Itís relatively unpredictable when this will happen, so he takes the Ford truck that he shares with his wife, Maria. She prefers to let him have the truck because of his work schedule, and she walks to work at Sams Diner. The diner is just far enough away that itís a burden, but not far enough to be unreasonable. Zach spends all day at work, leaving at 5pm. He decides to grab a beer with his friends, so they head over to a bar nearby, all driving separately. After a few hours, Zach heads home, where Maria is already sleeping.

With plug-in

Zach leaves for work at 5:30am. Tonight, he wonít have to work a third shift, but he often does. Maria has recently started using the internet, and one of her friends sends an email telling her to check out a new mapping website. Maria visits the site, and finds that thereís another bus stop closer to her house. Additionally, she finds all the bus routes, and sees that thereís a bus that runs right by the mall. She downloads the plug-in so she can save her settings, and prints out alternate driving directions for Zach, who sometimes gets stuck in traffic on the way to work.

Zach has noticed Maria's interest in email and the internet, and asks about where she got the directions. She tries to show him the site, but he's pretty technology-resistant. As it is, Maria's just learning about it herself. Still, she's piqued Zach's interest enough that he brings it up when he and his buddies are complaining about how bad the traffic has gotten. Still, Zach isn't quite convinced it's for him.

This may be a person who the plug-in doesnít work for. I can see Maria using it in a way similar to what I have here, but the Ablesons seem to be the kind of people who donít go out of the norm very often, and may not have a lot of use for it. They donít seem particularly health or environment conscious, either.--Sara 14:03, 1 November 2006 (PST)

Goals

Zach

Maria